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Spicy Pork Tostadas

Spicy Pork Tostadas

Tortillas are filled with a mixture of lean pork, spices and tomato sauce in this Southwestern recipe.

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20 min
Prep Time
35 min
Total Time



1 pound lean ground pork

1 large (1 cup) onion, finely chopped

4 teaspoons finely chopped fresh garlic

1 (8-ounce) can tomato sauce

1 teaspoon dried oregano  

1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon pepper

1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)

12 (8-inch) flour tortillas, warmed


1 1/2 cups shredded Monterey Jack or Cheddar cheese

1/2 cup sour cream

3 cups finely chopped romaine lettuce

3/4 cup chopped sweet or red onion

1 small (1/2 cup) tomato, chopped


 *Substitute 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh oregano leaves.

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Place ground pork, onion and garlic in 10-inch skillet. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, 9-11 minutes or until pork is browned. Drain off fat.

  2. STEP 2

    Stir in all remaining pork ingredients except tortillas. Continue cooking 3-5 minutes or until heated through.

  3. STEP 3

    Spoon pork filling onto tortillas. Serve with toppings, as desired.

Tip #1

Variation: Spicy Taco Salad: Increase romaine lettuce to 6 cups; spoon pork mixture over lettuce. Serve with toppings as desired. Serve with tortillas.

Nutrition (1 serving)

290 Calories
15 Fat (g)
45 Cholesterol (mg)
490 Sodium (mg)
26 Carbohydrates (g)
2 Dietary Fiber
15 Protein (g)
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