1/1 Photo of Xochipilli's Pork Tostadas
2 hrs 20 mins
Member #610488's Note:
This recipe is from a local Mexican restaurant near my home town. A lot of slow cooking and yet easy to make. Easy recipe to make ahead. just freeze the meat and finish everything else the day of service. You can also use purchased tortillas if you don't want to make your own.
My Private Note
Units: US | Metric
- 2 lbs pork loin, cut into 1 inch cubes
- 2 medium onions, 1 quartered and 1 diced
- 5 garlic cloves (3 peeled and smashed, 2 minced)
- 4 sprigs thyme
- salt, to taste
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1/2 teaspoon oregano
- 1 (14 1/2 ounce) can diced tomatoes
- 1 tablespoon dried chipotle powder
- 2 bay leaves
- 8 (6 inch) corn tortillas
- canola oil for toasting tortilla
- 4 cups lettuce, shredded
- light sour cream (optional)
- fresh tomato, diced (optional)
- cilantro, chopped (optional)
- 1In a large saucepan, add pork, quartered onion, smashed garlic, salt, thyme and 6 cups of water, heat on medium-high and bring to a boil. Skim any foam that rises to the surface.
- 2Reduce heat to medium low and partially cover. Simmer until pork is tender, 60-90 minutes.
- 3Drain, setting aside one cup of the liquid. Using a potato masher, smash the pork until it breaks apart.
- 4Heat oven to 400°F Lay tortillas out on two baking sheets. Brush them lightly with canola oil on on both sides and lightly salt. Top with upside-down cooling racks to keep them flat and bake for about 10-15 minutes, until lightly browned. You will want to swap the position of the baking sheets half-way through. Definitely keep an eye on the tortillas since they can easily go from golden brown to yucky brown fairly quickly. Set aside and allow to cool.
- 5Meanwhile, heat oil in a large skillet (I like cast iron for this). Add pork, diced onion and oregano and cook until browned with crisp edges, about 10 minutes. Add garlic and continue to cook until it becomes fragrant, less than a minute.
- 6Add tomatoes, chipotle powder, reserved liquid and bay leaves. Stir in and continue to cook until nearly all of the liquid has evaporated.
- 7Top each tortilla with 1/2 cup lettuce and 1/8 of the pork mixture. Optional toppings are light sour cream, diced fresh tomatoes and cilantro.
Browse Our Top Pork Recipes
Nutritional Facts for Xochipilli's Pork Tostadas
Serving Size: 1 (238 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 8
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 335.1
- Calories from Fat 167
- Total Fat 18.5 g
- Saturated Fat 5.9 g
- Cholesterol 68.0 mg
- Sodium 83.9 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 16.9 g
- Dietary Fiber 3.2 g
- Sugars 2.9 g
- Protein 25.1 g
The following items or measurements are not included: