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Fresh Pear and Pork Tostadas

Fresh Pear and Pork TostadasRecipe courtesy of U.S.A. Pears.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 pound pork tenderloin, cubed
1/2 onion, cut into chunks
1 clove garlic, minced
Vegetable oil, as needed
10 corn tortillas
2 carrots, peeled, grated
1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
1 bundle fresh chives
3 Anjou, Bosc, or Red Anjou USA Pears, sliced and cored
Fresh lemon juice
3 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1 head lettuce, grated

1/2 cup olive oil
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 jalapeño peppers, seeded and chopped
1 teaspoon cilantro seeds
3 tablespoons vinegar
Salt and ground black pepper to taste

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat water to boiling in a saucepan. Add the pork meat with the onion and the garlic clove; season with salt and pepper.
  2. While the meat is cooking, mix the dressing ingredients. Season with salt and pepper to taste and set aside.
  3. Add a little oil to a frying pan and brown the tortillas until they are golden and crisp.
  4. When the pork is cooked, shred meat and mix with grated carrots, red onion, and chives; mix well and season with additional salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Slice the pears and bathe the pears in a light lemon and water solution to prevent browning.
  6. Place one tortilla on each serving plate; add 1/2 cup cheese and a spoonful of meat. Top with a second tortilla, lettuce, and pear slices. Pour dressing over top or serve with dressing on the side.

Makes 5 servings.

Recipe and photograph courtesy of U.S.A. Pears.