Meal Kit

Pork and Cheesy Bean Tostadas

with quick-pickled shallot

Prep & Cook Time: 20-30 min.

Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Spice Level: Mild

Cook Within: 5 days

Contains: Milk, Wheat

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Creamy, savory, and smoky with a bit of pickled goodness to balance everything out. These tostadas are your one-way ticket to a party in your mouth.

In Your Box (serves 2)

  • 15½ oz. Black Beans
  • 10 oz. Ground Pork
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    4 Small Flour Tortillas
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    3 oz. Sour Cream
  • 1 Lime
  • 1 Shallot
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    1 oz. Shredded Mozzarella
  • ¼ oz. Cilantro
  • 2 tsp. Chile and Cumin Rub
  • 1 tsp. Chipotle Seasoning
Contains: Sulfites
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Recipe Steps

You Will Need

  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Cooking Spray
  • 1 Baking Sheet
  • 1 Medium Pot
  • 2 Mixing Bowls
  • 1 Wire-Mesh Strainer
  • 1 Large Non-Stick Pan

Before You Cook

Cooking Guidelines

To ensure food safety, the FDA recommends the following as minimum internal cooking temperatures:

  • Steak and Pork 145° F (rest cooked meat, 3 minutes) |
  • Seafood 145° F |
  • Chicken 165° F |
  • Ground Beef 160° F |
  • Ground Turkey 165° F |
  • Ground Pork 160° F

Customize It Instructions

  • If using diced chicken breasts, pat dry. Follow same instructions as ground pork in Step 4, stirring occasionally until chicken reaches minimum internal temperature, 5-7 minutes.

  • If using ground turkey, follow same instructions as ground pork in Step 4, breaking up until turkey reaches minimum internal temperature, 7-9 minutes.

  • If using steak strips, pat dry, coarsely chop, then separate pieces. Follow same instructions as ground pork in Step 4, stirring occasionally until steak strips reach minimum internal temperature, 4-6 minutes. Rest, 3 minutes.

  1. 1

    Toast the Tortillas

    Poke tortillas with a fork all over, 10 times for each tortilla.

    Place tortillas on prepared baking sheet. Top with 1 tsp. olive oil. Massage oil into tortillas.

    Toast in hot oven until lightly browned and crispy, 4-6 minutes.

    Tostadas are a delicious, but messy treat. For this recipe, they can easily be converted to tacos. Simply warm tortillas in oven for 1-2 minutes after completing steps.

    While tortillas toast, continue recipe.

  2. 2

    Prepare the Ingredients

    Halve lime and juice.

    Stem and coarsely chop cilantro.

    In a wire-mesh strainer, drain and rinse black beans.

    Peel and halve shallot. Cut one half into thin slices and mince the other half.

    In a mixing bowl, combine sliced shallots, 1 Tbsp. lime juice (reserve remaining for crema), and 1 Tbsp. water. Set aside to quick-pickle, at least 5 minutes.

    While shallots quick-pickle, continue recipe.

  3. 3

    Cook the Beans

    Place a medium pot over medium heat and add 2 tsp. olive oil. Add minced shallots to hot pot. Stir occasionally until tender and lightly browned, 2-3 minutes.

    Add beans, a pinch of pepper, chile and cumin rub, and 1/4 cup water. Bring to a simmer. Once simmering, stir occasionally until beans are soft, 3-5 minutes.

    Gently mash beans until consistency of mashed potatoes. If too thick, add additional water, 1 Tbsp. at a time, until desired consistency is reached.

    Stir in half the cilantro (reserve remaining for garnish) and cheese until melted and combined.

    Remove from burner.

    While beans cook, continue recipe.

  4. 4

    Cook the Ground Pork

    Place a large non-stick pan over medium-high heat and add 1 tsp. olive oil.

    Add ground pork, chipotle seasoning (use less if spice-averse), 1/4 tsp. salt, and 1/4 tsp. pepper to hot pan. Break up until no pink remains and ground pork reaches a minimum internal temperature of 160 degrees, 5-7 minutes.

    Stir in 1/3 the sour cream (reserve remaining for crema) until combined.

    Remove from burner.

  5. 5

    Make Crema and Finish Dish

    In another mixing bowl, combine remaining sour cream and 1 tsp. remaining lime juice.

    Plate dish as pictured on front of card, topping tostadas with beans, ground pork, crema, pickled shallots, and remaining cilantro. Bon appétit!

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