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After a full season of football, it’s time to change it up for the big game with this recipe for Chipotle Pulled Pork Tostadas. It’s a great little party food and can be made ahead! My favorite thing about this recipe is the spicy kick you get from the Chipotle sauce – and I’m going to share with you how I made it! The whole recipe is super-simple and easy to put together. It is everything you want in good game day food – crunchy and spicy.
I decided to take a different approach with the tostadas and bake them from tortillas. This does differ from a more authentic, fried tostadas, but you still get the same crunchy effect that is perfect for my little football party – plus you save a some calories. I also wanted to give them a scooped or cupped shape – ensuring the contents didn’t land on the carpet during a bad play! To make these, you’ll need small flour tortillas. I like to trim them down a bit more to a nice circle shape with a cup or glass.
Simply spray your tins with a non-stick spray and fit the tortilla into each muffin tin.
Bake at 350 for 10-15 minutes – but watch these carefully so they don’t overbake.
The pulled pork can be made ahead of time, making these easy to assemble on game day. Or, you could completely cheat and buy a well-seasoned pulled pork. A local deli and butcher in our area makes really good pulled pork and I’ve claimed it as my own many times (shhhh….). The most difficult part of the recipe is making the chipotle sauce, which itself is not that hard to do.
I like to start with La Morena Chipotle Peppers in Adobo. You will also need Creme Fraiche, garlic, pepper, a dash of lime and some seasonings.
You can find La Morena products at Walmart in the aisle with rice, beans and hispanic foods.
To make the Chipotle Sauce – Puree the Chipotles first to get rid of all the chunks. Then add your other ingredients more until you get the consistency you want. I like to make a batch and then store in a squeeze tube to use on sandwiches, omelets, or on foods like quesadillas, tacos and more. You can use sour cream in place of the creme fraiche. There isn’t too much difference, except that the sour cream is a bit more tangy. It really depends on your taste preference.
After the sauce is made, all that is left to do is stack! Start with pulled pork, top with small slice of avocado, radish and green apple. Drizzle your chipotle sauce over the tostada, garnish and serve.
These will go quick and make for the perfect fan food!
Want to dress them up a bit for game day? You don’t need to spend a lot or buy a lot. I purchased these blank food flags and dressed them up a bit with some football terms.
A chalkboard serving tray is also an easy way to serve your food with the theme in mind – in this case, football!
You can get some more easy game day decor ideas here!
What are your favorite snacks on game day? Share with me in the comments below!
- Flour Tortillas
- Pulled Pork - Prepared
- Avocado - Sliced
- Green Apple - Sliced Thin
- Radish - Sliced Thin
- ====For the Chipotle Sauce ===
- 1 Can of La Morena Chipotles in Adobo
- 1 cup of Creme Fraiche
- 1 dash of lime
- 1 garlic clove - minced
- 1 tsp of mixed seasonings - chili pepper flakes, parsley
- ===Baked Tostadas===
- Using flour tortillas, cut out small circles with the top of a glass
- Spray a muffin tin with non-stick spray.
- Place tortillas into muffin tin.
- Bake 10 minutes at 350.
- Allow to cool
- ==Pulled Pork ==
- I purchased prepared pulled pork, and reheated in a slow cooker. I added some of the adobo sauce from the La Morena Chipotles to the pulled pork to give it a great flavor. You can do this if you are making your own pulled pork, as well.
- ==Chipotle Sauce===
- Puree can of La Morena Chipotles in food processor until well-blended, no chunks.
- Add garlic, lime juice and creme fraiche.
- Blend until you reach the consistency you want.
- Put in a squeeze bottle to top each tostada and save for other dishes.
- ==Assembling Tostadas ==
- Start with pulled pork, top with avocado, radish, apple and finally drizzle Chipotle sauce over teh top.