Shredded Pork Tostadas

It’s not often that I cook a pork roast, but since we bought 1/2 a pig from my 4-H cousin last summer, I needed some options.  This quick dish has proven to be easy and versatile.  It would work just as well for burritos, and as I was assembling the tostadas last time, it dawned on me that it would be fun to make a batch of shredded pork nachos!

Shredded Pork Tostadas

  • 8 corn tortillas
  • 2-3 c. cooked and shredded pork roast
  • 2 Tbsp. chili powder
  • 2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 t. salt
  • 1/2 c. water
  • 1-3 tsp. hot sauce
  • 2 c. shredded cheese

Toppings: sour cream, olives, green onions, lettuce, cheese

Place tortillas on a greased baking sheet.  Bake at 400° for 12-15 minutes, until crispy and lightly browned.

In a large skillet, mix pork, chili powder, garlic powder, salt, water, and hot sauce.  Simmer 5 minutes.

Spread 1/4-1/3 c. pork mixture onto each tortilla.  Sprinkle with cheese.  Return to oven for 5 minutes, or until cheese melts.

Serve with desired toppings.

How do your serve a pork roast?  What do you do with the leftovers?

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  1. We buy a whole hog every year, so I’ve had lots of opportunities to experiment with pork roast. My absolute favorite way to cook one: mix a can of cranberry sauce with 1/2 cup sugar, 1 tbsp mustard & dash ground cloves. Place roast in crockpot, cover with cranberry mixture. Cook on high for 2-3 hours.
    Tastes delicious & is easy! My favorite Sunday meal-put in before church & ready to eat when we get home. We never have leftovers!

    • I’m sure that’s delicious, but my hubby won’t touch fruit and meat together. Ha! We’re more “savory” or barbecue kind of people. 😉

  2. Oh this looks yummy. I have a pork roast in the freezer so I am going to try this out this week.

  3. Oh my goodness your pictures are making me so hungry. What a great way to use up some of that meat.

  4. Pork Roast is on the menu tonight, Carolina Style BBQ. We also enjoy pork taco’s the next day. Yummy!

    Pork Roast is one of my new favorite things to cook, so easy!

  5. I’m curious as to how you cook your roast. The usual slow cooker way?

    We do shredded pork with a tenderloin. Season the heck out of it with powdered onion and garlic, salt, pepper, ground oregano, and possibly chili powder and use the filling for tacos.

    • “season the heck out of it” is right. 🙂 I did mine in the crockpot with chopped onion, chopped garlic, and sprinkled whatever else sounded good at the time.

  6. Maribeth Uhlig says:

    Got a silly question…how do you cook your pork roast? In the slow cooker, oven? Do you use any seasonings?

    • I went with the slow cooker this time. Chopped onion and garlic, and then sprinkled on a few seasonings from the spice cabinet, but honestly couldn’t even tell you what I grabbed. I don’t remember! LOL

  7. Not sure if you replied to Colleen individually but I too would love to know how you cook your roast?

    • I simply stuck it in the crockpot with a little water, chopped onions, fresh garlic, and some other seasonings. (can’t even remember what I used… just sprinkled some things from the spice cabinet) LOL.

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