Shredded Pork and Caramelized Onion Tostada

Shredded Pork and Caramelized Onion TostadaShredded Pork and Caramelized Onion Tostada
I had leftover shredded pork from the enchiladas that I couldn’t wait to use again. Did I happen to mention on the last post that this was the BEST shredded pork I have ever made? It was so tender, juicy, and flavorful – I couldn’t get enough. Anyway, I decided to make a tostada for lunch using the shredded pork and caramelized onions. I loved the tender pork with the sweetened onions and crisp tortilla – it was the perfect combination of flavors and textures. This tostada was so delicious I made it for lunch the following day too.

Shredded Pork and Caramelized Onion Tostada:
Recipe and photos by For the Love of
  • 1-2 tsp olive oil
  • 1/2 sweet yellow onion, sliced thickly
  • Sea salt, to taste
  • Corn tortilla
  • Refried beans
  • Shredded pork
  • Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
  • Mixed greens
  • Grape tomatoes, sliced
  • Green onions
  • Sour cream

Shredded Pork and Caramelized Onion Tostada

Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the onions and cook, stirring often for 5-6 minutes or until golden brown and tender. Season with sea salt, to taste. Remove from the pan and set aside. Coat the same skillet with cooking spray and add the corn tortilla. Cook for 3 minutes on each side or until golden brown and crisp. Remove from the skillet.

Heat the refried beans and leftover shredded pork in the microwave until hot. Spread the beans on the crisp tortilla, then add the shredded pork followed by some shredded Monterey Jack cheese. Next add the mixed greens, sour cream, tomatoes, green onions, and a little more cheese. Serve with your favorite salsa and eat immediately. Enjoy.

Shredded Pork and Caramelized Onion Tostada


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16 Responses to “Shredded Pork and Caramelized Onion Tostada”

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    Tammy — March 16, 2011 @ 3:06 am

    ok…it is 10 at night and I just saw your picture of this tostada and now I don't want to go to bed, I want that tostada! Great picture and wonderful recipe, yummy! I have not tried pork for mexican meat, I always use roast and shred it with mexican seasonings, I actually just posted it on my food blog, and it is the best mexican meat I've had, so I will try


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    Bo — March 16, 2011 @ 3:17 am

    You really are putting that pork to good use.


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    Pavithra — March 16, 2011 @ 3:18 am

    Looks so colorful and really tempting.


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    Victor — March 16, 2011 @ 4:01 am

    I just learn about tostada today. Thanks for sharing. I bookmark the recipe.


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    Food, Fun and Life in the Charente — March 16, 2011 @ 6:18 am

    That looks so delicious. Diane


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    peachkins — March 16, 2011 @ 6:20 am

    that looks so tasty!


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    Bridgett ~ La Bella Cook — March 16, 2011 @ 6:42 am

    I think you should be able to find a fabulous tostada such as this in restaurants. They are hard to find. I will just try your version at home, so thank you for sharing.


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    Healthy and Homemade — March 16, 2011 @ 6:55 am

    Sounds fantastic! These have to be healthier than ordering from a Mexican food place, the kind with a drive thru! Even though they're delicious =)


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    Honey — March 16, 2011 @ 7:55 am

    that looks delicious! 🙂 I love to cook.


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    Suman Singh — March 16, 2011 @ 11:21 am

    Wow, what a great use of leftover pork..Tostada looks so colorful and tasty..


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    Ana Powell — March 16, 2011 @ 11:39 am

    Awesome way to use up the leftover pork.
    Great work ♥


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    The Blonde Duck — March 16, 2011 @ 11:47 am

    Totally craving Mexican at 6 a.m…..pretty normal for me. 🙂

    Thanks for your e-mail!


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    Susan — March 16, 2011 @ 12:04 pm

    Day Two of the pork has convinced me that I need to run out for a prk shoulder and get busy slow-cooking! Another delish-looking offering!


  14. 14

    bellini valli — March 16, 2011 @ 1:24 pm

    More deliciousness!!!


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    Jenn — March 16, 2011 @ 1:26 pm

    Why is that my tostados never look as good as yours? 🙂 They are beautiful, Pam!


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    Organicfemme — April 20, 2011 @ 8:10 am

    No more leftover pork for me but just yummy leftover dish!


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