Tostada Recipe with Pork Carnitas

Tostada Recipe with Pork Carnitas

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My favorite part about watching the big game is getting a bunch of friends together for a fun event.  I love hosting and as long as I have foods that I know will be a hit the whole party will be much more stress free.  We have taken the approach to elevate the food and drinks we serve, usually picking out some great wines and then pairing food.  This year we are going with Woodbridge Cabernet Sauvignon as it goes so well with meats and cheese.  You could just put out a plate with some varieties of each but I prefer to wow my guests with a couple of delicious recipes that are actually quite simple:  Tostada Recipe with Pork Carnitas (easy slow cooker pulled pork) and a side dish of Spinach Artichoke Dip.  Both recipes are below and are always a hit for gameday viewing!

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Pork Carnitas (Easy Slow Cooker Pulled Pork) Recipe:

Pork carnitas are easy, delicious, and an extremely versatile food.  They taste great in sandwiches, rice, tacos, or in this case tostadas.  Slow cooker carnitas is an easy way to get juicy pork with bold flavors, and is simple to make in 10 hours low heat (or about 4 hours in high heat).  I love serving pork carnitas on Tostadas (more than say a burrito or even taco) since it is open and you can show off and entice with the carnitas and other colorful ingredients.

Pork Carnitas Easy Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

 

Pork Carnitas Easy Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

Pork Carnitas (Easy Slow Cooker Pulled Pork)
 
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Cuisine: Mexican
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Ingredients
  • 2 lb pork shoulder
  • 2 teaspoon cumin
  • 2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 jalapeño, seeded and cut
  • 2 oranges, (juice only)
  • salt/pepper, according to your taste
  • 2 tablespoon vegetable oil
Instructions
  1. Wash and Dry the pork shoulder.
  2. Rub with salt/pepper, oregano, cumin and olive oil.
  3. Spray the bottom of slow cooker with oil spray, add onion, garlic and jalapeño. Place the pork shoulder on top and cook for 8-10 hours in low heat or high for about 4- 5 hours
  4. Remove the pork from slow cooker, cool it down then pull apart with a fork
  5. Heat the vegetable oil in a large sauté pan then fry the pork carnitas until crusty on one side

 

Tostada Recipe with Pork Carnitas:

Tostada Recipe with Pork CarnitasTostada Recipe with Pork Carnitas

 

Tostada Recipe with Pork Carnitas

 

Tostada Recipe with Pork Carnitas
 
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Cuisine: Mexican
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Ingredients
  • Tostada tortilla, store bought
  • Refried beans
  • Pork Carnitas (recipe above)
  • 4 ripe tomatoes, seeded and chopped
  • Cilantro
  • shredded cabbage or lettuce
  • salsa
  • Mexican crema
  • Queso Fresco cheese
  • Additional Toppings : Avocado, Lime
Instructions
  1. Spread the refried beans evenly over one side of tostada tortilla.
  2. Layer tostada tortilla with pork carnitas then top with tomatoes, cilantro, shredded cabbage or lettuce, Mexican cream.
  3. Sprinkle with Queso Fresco cheese and serve with salsa

Easy Spinach Artichoke Dip Recipe

A slow cooker dip is a rock solid appetizer or side, and my Slow Cooker Spinach Dip is always popular (you may want to make extra, this can go quickly). I like that it has a couple of healthy vegetables in there, yet tastes just as good as any other finger food or appetizer (most of which don’t taste half as good). This is one of the best spinach artichoke dip recipes I’ve ever made.

 

 

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Easy Spinach Artichoke Dip
 
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  • 2 lbs spinach, washed and chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced or ¾ teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 lemon zested (fine grated)
  • 1 lb frozen artichoke hearts, coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup shredded swiss cheese
  • ¾ cup sour cream or low fat greek yogurt
  • 3 dashes Worcestershire sauce
  • ¾ cup mayonnaise
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper according to your taste
  • Bacon
Instructions
  1. In a medium bowl, mix together spinach, garlic and lemon zest. Add artichoke hearts, 1-cup swiss cheese, sour cream, mayonnaise and worcestershire sauce.
  2. Mix well and transfer into a slow cooker. Cook in low heat for about 2 hours.
  3. Garnish with bacon

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32 Comments

  • Reply Robin Rue (@massholemommy) Jan 14, 2016 at 8:56 am

    We are big fans of Mexican food in our family! We have it at least once a week. My whole family is going to love these.

  • Reply Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle Jan 14, 2016 at 9:47 am

    Outstanding! I’m a huge fan of my slow cooker, so I’m always on the lookout for new recipes. Thanks so much.

  • Reply Cia Jan 14, 2016 at 9:57 am

    My mate loooooves using the slow cooker. I still haven’t quite figured out the hype. I will be sure to pass this recipe on to him. He might want to try it out this weekend.

  • Reply Jeanette Jan 14, 2016 at 12:05 pm

    You always make food look delicious and easy to make! I need to hire you to cook all my meals LOL.

  • Reply Erica Brooks Jan 14, 2016 at 3:40 pm

    Oh my goodness. These look amazing. My family would love them.

  • Reply Miles Basilio Jan 14, 2016 at 4:27 pm

    I’m not into pork lately, but I would say this is a great recipe. I’ll share this with my friends.

  • Reply travel blogger Jan 14, 2016 at 6:46 pm

    Woodbridge is one of my favorite wines! This recipe looks great I will have to try it with my own bottle of Woodbridge.

  • Reply victoria Jan 14, 2016 at 10:49 pm

    This is absolutely looks amazing! i bet my family would love this so much and i love using slow cooker

  • Reply Jaime Nicole Jan 15, 2016 at 7:26 am

    I am coming to dinner at your house! Good wine and great food make for a very relaxed and wonderfully enjoyable evening. Everything looks perfect!

  • Reply Rebecca Swenor Jan 15, 2016 at 7:34 am

    These tostada with pork carnitas sounds and looks amazingly delicious. We love pulled pork so this would be a great for this weekend for sure. Thanks for sharing the recipes.

  • Reply Kelly @ Texas Type A Mom Jan 15, 2016 at 8:24 am

    This entire meal sounds so amazing and is definitely a fun alternative to the traditional fried foods you see at other football parties! And what a great pairing with the wine – definitely classes things up a bit! #client

  • Reply Ricci Jan 15, 2016 at 9:09 am

    Holy moly!! This recipe looks amazing!! I also love your wine paring in with the carnitas. Need it all right now!!

  • Reply Chubskulit Rose Jan 15, 2016 at 9:14 am

    Ahh you made me hungry with these yummies lol. The tostada looks truly delicious!

  • Reply OurFamilyWorld Jan 15, 2016 at 10:19 am

    Oh my, this looks marvelous! The pictures made me hungry. It’s 2 am and I am craving for some Pork Carnitas.

  • Reply Chrystal | Nevermore Lane Jan 15, 2016 at 11:38 am

    OH MY YUM! So much goodness in this post today. I am a sucker for Mexican inspired and flavored dishes. This has my name written all over it. I am going to have to fire up my crock pot!

  • Reply Ann Bacciaglia Jan 15, 2016 at 12:14 pm

    I love using my slow cooker to make delicious meals. I will have to give this recipe a try. I am always looking for new ones to try.

  • Reply Mimi "MimiCuteLips" Green Jan 15, 2016 at 3:05 pm

    This looks freaking amazing, I’m totally going to try and make that this weekend. Thanks for sharing.

  • Reply wemake7 Jan 16, 2016 at 7:54 am

    That all looks so good! I love tostadas and haven’t had one in a long time! I know what I’m having this weekend.

  • Reply Ana Jan 16, 2016 at 12:16 pm

    Everything looks so yummy, and btw I LOVE your pictures!! Thanks for sharing the recipe | http://carmelapop.com

  • Reply Shanéy Vijendranath Jan 17, 2016 at 10:25 am

    Your pictures… Making me drool! Makes me want to dig in via the computer. LOL. Never tried this before but definitely going too.

  • Reply Kiwi Jan 17, 2016 at 5:30 pm

    That looks good (but I need a chicken option). I never thought I could make tacos with wine!

  • Reply livingoffloveandcoffee Jan 17, 2016 at 10:14 pm

    Those look so delicious! I have had these out to eat but my friend would love them homemade.

  • Reply Fashionable Librarian Jan 18, 2016 at 2:00 am

    Pork is one of my favourite meats. This looks like something I could try

  • Reply michelle Jan 18, 2016 at 7:00 pm

    oh wow both the dip and the pork carnitas look so yummy! When can i come over?

  • Reply Elizabeth O. Jan 18, 2016 at 7:03 pm

    All of those look lovely. I’d love to try the pork carnitas the most!

  • Reply Claudette Esterine Jan 18, 2016 at 7:40 pm

    Never had this but it looks so amazing!

  • Reply top5life Jan 19, 2016 at 4:04 am

    Some superb recipes. Would try them one by one.

  • Reply Beth@FrugalFroggie Jan 19, 2016 at 5:10 am

    I haven’t had breakfast yet. I could eat all of them right now since I am hungry!!

  • Reply Lexie Lane Jan 19, 2016 at 5:54 am

    Looks delicious huh! My family would love this. I’ll try this if I have free time.

  • Reply Dogvills Jan 19, 2016 at 9:24 am

    The Pork Carnitas look so delicious! I want to make this for dinner tonight.

  • Reply Stacy Jan 19, 2016 at 9:49 am

    Looks great. When do you add the orange juice?

  • Reply Quin B Jan 19, 2016 at 4:46 pm

    Wow, your parties look amazing!

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