Pork Tostadas

Have leftover pulled pork but don’t feel like making another sandwich with the delicious meat? Well, I have the solution for you. Make this easy and delicious pork tostadas recipe. You’re welcome.

Pulled pork and other ingredients on the tortilla with two other platesPin

Just imagine juicy, delicious shredded pork heaped on a crunchy tortilla that is also topped with beans, cheese, lettuce, tomatoes and drizzled crema! Now imagine grabbing your fork and knife, cutting into this delicious pork pyramid, taking a bite and realizing that the flavor of this tostada will cause a party in your mouth.

I like these tostadas and I know you will too.

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Helpful tips

  • You can make the pulled pork either the same day or even days before. The meat also freezes well.
  • If I plan to use the meat from the freezer, I take it out the day before and let it defrost in the fridge overnight.
  • I prefer flour over corn tortillas but use whatever you prefer.
  • Get away from the conventional cooking spray and get a healthier version like olive oil spray. You’ll be happy you did.
  • When you bake the tortillas, I recommend standing at the oven and checking through the window to make sure they don’t get too brown.
  • The tortillas may puff up or bubble, but don’t worry about it because once you start putting on the layers, they will flatten out.

Ingredients

  • Flour tortillas – or corn if you prefer.
  • Refried beans – I use black beans in this recipe but feel free to use pinto beans.
  • Pulled pork – you can also use carnitas, sliced pork tenderloin, sliced pork shoulder, shredded chicken or beef.
  • Shredded cheese – Mexican blend.
  • Shredded lettuce – I used butter lettuce but you can use shredded romaine or iceberg.
  • Tomato – I use organic, vine-ripened.
  • Crema – homemade is best but if you don’t want to make it or have the time to make it, use store bought. A good alternative is sour cream.
  • Guacamole – Optional but oh-so-yummy!

Other addons that go well with tostadas

  • Shredded cabbage
  • Radishes
  • Fresh lime juice
  • Chipotle powder
  • Jalapeńo
  • Chili powder
  • Sliced avocado
  • Fresh cilantro
  • Salsa

How to make pork tostadas

Pre-step

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit and get a jelly roll pan and olive oil spray.

If you are making more than a few tostadas, use a few jelly roll pans or crisp them in batches.

Step one

Separate the tortillas and place as many as you like on the pan. Spray some olive oil on the tortillas and use your fingers to spread it around to cover the tortillas. (A)

Step two

Bake for 5 minutes, flip and cover the other side with olive oil and bake for another 3 – 5 minutes. Notice the tortilla in the front has a bubble. 🙂 (B)

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Step three

As the tortillas are baking, heat the black refried beans, heat the pulled pork, cut the tomato in chunks and rip up the lettuce. (C)

Step four

Smear beans over the crispy tortillas. (D)

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Step five

Add pulled pork on the beans (E) and sprinkle shredded Mexican cheese over the pork. (F)

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Step six

Add lettuce (G) and then the tomato. (H)

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Step seven

This is optional but you’re going to love it. Dribble crema over the tomatoes.

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And because I’m me, I wanted more pork.

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Perfect.

I hope you enjoyed this pork tostadas recipe. It’s so delicious.

And as always, may all your dishes be delish.

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Pork Tostadas

What makes these tostadas a stand out is the delicious pork and the crispy flour tortillas. Kids and grownups equally love to build this delicious dish.
5 from 16 votes
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Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: pork tostadas, pulled pork tostadas, tostada recipes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4 tostadas
Calories: 209kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 flour tortillas (or corn – use as many as you like)
  • olive oil spray
  • 2 cups refried beans (pinto or black)
  • 2 cups pulled pork (or as much as you like)
  • .25 cup shredded Mexican cheese
  • 1 cup shredded lettuce
  • 1 cup tomato (chopped)
  • 4 tablespoons crema (optional)

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 F.
  • Put tortillas on the jelly roll pan and spray olive oil on them and take your fingers and spread it around the tortilla. Bake for 5 minutes.
    4 flour tortillas, olive oil spray
  • Flip and spray more oil and spread it on the tortillas. Bake for 3 – 5 minutes. Stand at the oven and check after 3 minutes to make sure they aren't getting too browned.
    olive oil spray
  • Spread refried beans on the tortillas.
    2 cups refried beans
  • Add pork, cheese, lettuce, tomatoes and crema if using it.
    2 cups pulled pork, .25 cup shredded Mexican cheese, 1 cup shredded lettuce, 1 cup tomato, 4 tablespoons crema
  • Add more pork if you want to be like me.
  • Eat
  • Smile
  • Enjoy
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Notes

Helpful tips
  • You can make the pulled pork either the same day or even days before. The meat also freezes well.
  • If I’m using my pulled pork from the freezer, I take it out the day before and let it defrost in the fridge overnight.
  • I prefer flour over corn tortillas but use whatever you prefer.
  • Get away from the conventional cooking spray and get a healthier version like olive oil spray. You’ll be happy you did.
  • When you bake the tortillas, I recommend standing at the oven and checking through the window to make sure they don’t get too brown.
  • The tortillas may puff up or bubble, but don’t worry about it because once you start putting on the layers, they will flatten out.

Nutrition

Serving: 2tostadas | Calories: 209kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 1008mg | Potassium: 134mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 524IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 145mg | Iron: 2mg
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34 Comments

  1. Well you can NEVER run out of ways to use delicious pork like this. I know my family would devour these any night of the week. Once we can entertain again, I think this would be the perfect party recipe.

    1. I could make and eat pulled pork every single week! Thank you for your comment Gloria and I can’t wait for this all to be behind us.

  2. The best way to enjoy pulled pork. And it’s very easy to me too. Simply spread all the ingredients and let my family fill their own tortillas. 🙂

  3. This sounds just so good. I have some leftover pork that I’m going to shred and make these this week. Taco Tuesday just got an upgrade. Thank you!

  4. This is one of the best options to gather friends during summertime and make these pork tostadas. Bookmarking for later, and looking forward to organizing everyone with this delicious task:)

  5. This recipe is super. Your tips are very helpful and I will be making thus recipe soon. Thank God I have all the ingredients. Thank you.

  6. Hmmm super yum! This Pork Tostadas look soooo delicious and would be perfect for our weeknight dinner. I’m really running out of ideas for dinner. Good thing I saw this!

  7. I always make a huge pork shoulder when we smoke. I was so happy to find your recipe, because I really don’t like freeze it. I freezer burns so quickly! Your recipe was a God sent and we all really enjoyed them!

    1. Thanks Beth. I find if I freeze the pulled pork in juice, it freezes well. I’m so happy to hear you enjoyed it! 🙂

  8. I am so doing this over the weekend! We have a pork shoulder ready to be smoked and we will have oodles of it left like we always do. And I have a few cans of beans too. Perfect. Thanks for the great recipe!

    1. You’re welcome Gabby! I hope you enjoy it! It is one of my favs! I find that anything that delivers pulled pork into my mouth is one of my favs. 😉

  9. These pork tostadas are my new addiction! The fresh cream is the perfect complement to the layers of flavor.

    1. I look forward to Cinco de Mayo every year because we make a bunch of different Mexican dishes. This year will be different, but hubby and I are going to be having these tostadas again! Thanks for your comment Sophie!

  10. Pork is one of my favorite meats to cook with. I love easy weeknight meals and I have frozen pulled pork in my freezer! Tomorrow’s dinner is planned. Thanks You!

    1. You’re welcome Tara! I hope you enjoy them. They are super easy to make especially when you have pork in the freezer.

  11. I’m totally guilty of having waaaay too much pulled pork and not enough ideas. This is a simple but tasty solution for sure! I love the use of flour tortillas, as I prefer them to corn, we’ll be trying this asap with some pulled pork from the freezer!

    1. Yay! I hope you enjoy it Mikayla! It’s one of my favorite easy Mexican dishes! And I’m like you, I always seem to make pulled pork at least once a month and look for ways to eat it that will make it interesting for hubby.

  12. Pork is such a versatile meat and having it in the shredded form you can create so many great recipes. The Tostadas would be ideal for a friendly gathering – once we can have them. I know that the delicious looking tostadas wouldn’t last long with our family.

  13. A meal like this one is my absolute favorite. I looove pulled meat and crispy tostadas along with meat is the best thing ever. Delicious!

  14. This is a delicious way to enjoy pulled pork instead of the usual sandwhich. These will be such a hit at my house. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Thanks Colleen. I hope you and your family enjoy it. It’s one of the most requested recipes from my family.