Monday, June 15, 2009

Pork Tostadas

These tostadas were the second dinner prepared from the original Spice-Encrusted Pork Tenderloin posted earlier. I was so excited to be using left-over meat to prepare an entirely new and exciting meal.

These were absolutely delicious!! The combination of the spicy pork, salsa, and beans was perfect and packed with huge flavor! At first, I was tempted to leave out the black beans and salsa combination, that the recipe called for but after tasting the first bite of my tostada I was so thankful that I went ahead and prepared it! To be honest, the beans didn't look appetizing at all, but..oh, my they had tremendous flavor!

This meal was another successful one for our household, not only delicious and packed with tons of flavor but also a great savings on the weekly budget! Hooray!

From the heart of my kitchen to yours, may your experience be fun and the food always flavorful. Enjoy!

Pork Tostadas

3 tablespoons corn oil
6 (5-inch) corn tortillas
3 cups Seasoned Black Beans (Recipe follows)
1 (15.5-ounce) jar prepared salsa
Guacamole (I omitted)
2 pork tenderloins, warmed and shredded
1 (16-ounce) container sour cream

In a large nonstick skillet, heat corn oil over medium-high heat. Cook tortillas on each side until golden. Drain on paper towels.

In a small saucepan, add beans, and cook over medium-low heat, stirring often, until all liquid has evaporated. Use a potato masher to mash beans.

To assemble tostadas, layer beans, salsa, guacamole, shredded pork and sour cream on each tortilla. Garnish with fresh cilantro, if desired.

Seasoned Black Beans
(I halved this recipe for our tostadas)

4 (15-ounce) cans black beans, drained
2 (10-ounce) cans diced tomatoes with green chilies
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

In a medium saucepan, combine beans, tomatoes, salt and pepper. Cook according to above directions.

Source: Cooking with Paula Deen Jan/Feb 2009


HoneyB said...

They look absolutely YUMMY!

Melody said...

The beans sound delicious! How nice to get two meals out of one. Thanks for the recipe.

Delectable Dining said...

These look wonderful! It looks like artwork!

Healthy Beach Bum said...

such a great recipe!! they look fantastic :)

Christy said...

Hi MOm I like your blog lauren

MaRiN said...

I love when a "how to use your left overs" recipe is given. Makes the next nights dinner so much easier.

Michelle said...

Yum! I nominated you for an award!

...Mrs. Southern Bride... said...

Found you through SITS!

That looks yummy! =)

Kathy said...

This looks great! You just can't go wrong with Paula Deen!!!

I left you an award over on our blog! :o)

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Pam said...

I love making tostadas with leftover meat...these look terrific.

Anonymous said...

I love it when I come across new food blogs! Gives me something new and yummy to follow! These tostadas look so good. I think it's great that it uses the leftover from a previous meal. I wish I could be that creative!

I am stopping by to give you a big welcome to the SITStahood! We are so glad you joined us and look forward to seeing you around!

Melissa B. said...

Looks delish...I'll have to try this! Stopping by from SITS to Share the Comment Love!

Rachel said...

I showed Marcus this post and he immediately wanted to know when I'd be making them! How perfect that I can have the opportunity to try two of your recipes, by making the pork tenderloin and then using the leftovers to make these pork tostadas!

♥Rosie♥ said...

Oh wow this looks absolutely delicious!

Cammie said...

I have no cooking skills whatsoever but that looks fantastic! Thanks for stopping by yesterday!

Steph at Problem Solvin' Mom said...

Yum! I try and reuse one or two main meats each week for several meals, such a great time and money saver!