Spicy Green and Red Pork Loin Tostadas

Spicy Green and Red Pork Loin Tostadas Recipe
Randy Mayor; Melanie J. Clarke
"The pork roast can be cooked and shredded a day ahead. Simply reheat it before serving. I like to offer a variety of toppings for these tostadas, such as shredded lettuce, chopped tomato, grated cheese, salsa, and light sour cream." --CL Reader

Yield:

8 servings (serving size: 1 tostada)

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Nutritional Information

Calories 286
Caloriesfromfat 31 %
Fat 9.9 g
Satfat 3.7 g
Monofat 3 g
Polyfat 0.9 g
Protein 23.9 g
Carbohydrate 26.6 g
Fiber 4.9 g
Cholesterol 59 mg
Iron 2.1 mg
Sodium 667 mg
Calcium 144 mg

Ingredients

Pork:
1 tablespoon ground red pepper
1 tablespoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 (1 1/2-pound) boneless pork loin roast, trimmed
Cooking spray
Salsa:
3 cups chopped yellow onion
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 cup chopped red bell pepper
1/2 cup frozen corn kernels, thawed
1/2 cup canned black beans, drained and rinsed
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1 teaspoon hot sauce
1 cup green salsa
1/2 cup diced red apple
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
Additional Ingredients:
8 (6-inch) corn tortillas
1/2 cup (2 ounces) shredded Monterey Jack cheese

Preparation

Preheat oven to 350°.

To prepare pork, combine first 4 ingredients in a small bowl. Rub pork loin with pepper mixture. Place pork on a broiler pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 1 hour or until meat thermometer registers 155°; cool and shred with 2 forks.

To prepare salsa, heat a nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat. Sauté onion and garlic for 2 minutes; add red bell pepper and next 5 ingredients (bell pepper through green salsa). Reduce heat to low; cook, stirring occasionally, for 20 minutes. Stir in apple and cilantro, and cook 5 minutes.

Warm tortillas according to package directions. Place 1/2 cup pork and 1/2 cup salsa on each tortilla; sprinkle with 1 tablespoon cheese and top with desired toppings.

Note:

January 2002
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