Spicy Pork Tostadas

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 2 hours


8 servings

Updated: Oct. 22, 2022
I serve these flavorful tostadas as a casual meal for family or friends. My husband and I love the salsa topping so much that I often double that part of the recipe so we have some left over to serve with chicken, on burgers or as a dip. —Kathy Smith, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Spicy Pork Tostadas Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 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 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 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.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 407 calories, 20g fat (7g saturated fat), 81mg cholesterol, 625mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 4g fiber), 31g protein.

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