Spicy Pork Tostadas Recipe
- 3 teaspoons dried oregano
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1 bone-in pork loin roast (about 3 pounds)
- 3 large onions, chopped
- 4 tablespoons canola oil, divided
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 medium green pepper, chopped
- 1 cup salsa
- 1/2 cup frozen corn, thawed
- 1/2 cup canned black beans, rinsed and drained
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
- 1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
- 1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro
- 8 corn tortillas (6 inches)
- 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Monterey Jack cheese
- 1. Combine the oregano, salt, pepper and cayenne; rub over roast. Place fat side up on a rack in a shallow roasting pan. Bake, uncovered, at 325° for 2 hours or until a meat thermometer reads 160°.
- 2. In a large skillet, saute onions in 2 tablespoons oil until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Add the green pepper, salsa, corn, beans, paprika, pepper flakes and hot pepper sauce. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in the cilantro; keep warm.
- 3. Shred pork with two forks; keep warm. In a large skillet, fry tortillas, one at a time, in remaining oil for 2 minutes on each side or until golden. Drain on paper towels.
- 4. Place tortillas on serving plates; top with shredded pork, onion mixture and cheese. Yield: 8 servings.
1 tostada equals 407 calories, 20 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 81 mg cholesterol, 625 mg sodium, 26 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 31 g protein.
Sweet White Wine
Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.