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Spring is finally in the air, warmer weather, blue skies, sunshine and best of all, friend and family get-togethers. One of our favorite spring-time celebrations is Cinco de Mayo and one of my favorite Mexican foods is Tostadas.
I can always count on shopping at my local Safeway store to grab all the necessary ingredients to make any meal, including these delicious Pulled Pork Tostadas. Fresh produce and meat make the dish irresistible and easy to assemble. I never leave the store without checking my Safeway Just 4 U app with loads of savings on all the items I shop for regularly. I love the ease of browsing the weekly ad and the savings right at my fingertips.
Pork is such a versatile meat to cook with and can be used in a variety of ways. I love using my Instant Pot to make pulled pork, it is an easy hands off method to get the best results. A simple rub, pop into Instant Pot and you’ll be ready for your tostadas!
If you do not have an Instant Pot, you can achieve the same pulled pork results by slow roasting in the oven, find the details in the notes at the bottom of the recipe.
Besides a delicious fried corn shell and succulant pork, the toppings are just as important.
cilantro (I like to use flat leaf parsley)
guacamole: simple guacamole includes: avocados, salt, garlic, lime and a hint of cilantro or parley
Cotija cheese: a firm white cheese that is dry and salty, crumbles perfectly (of your favorite cheese – cheddar and queso also are good options)
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Using a sharp knife, make 10 one inch slits to place your garlic.
In a small bowl, mix your dry spices.
Rub pork loin with prepared toum spread.*
Rub pork loin with the spice mixture.
In the pot of your Instant Pot, place rack and add your onion wedges and water.
Next, add your prepared pork loin.
Seal Instant Pot and set to “meat/stew” for 65 minutes.
Allow to release naturally for at least 15 minutes.
Open lid and shred pork to prepare for tostadas.
Top toasted tostada shell with pulled pork, black/refried beans, avocados, cheese, lettuce, tomato, cilantro and lime. Enjoy warm!
*If you do not have toum, add in 2 tsp garlic powder to your spice mixture and rub pork loin with 2 tbsp olive oil.
*If you do not have an Instant Pot, you may cook your pork in the oven. Place in a roasting pan after seasoning as specified, add 2 cups water or broth and cover with foil. Roast in oven for 2-3 hours at 300 degrees. Pork should come out tender and able to shred.
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