Easy Carnitas Tostadas

I've written this recipe for two, but you can easily multiply the ingredients to make as many tostadas as you'd like.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 2 people


Suggested toppings:

  • shredded jack cheese
  • slices avocado
  • thinly shredded green cabbage
  • cherry tomatoes halved
  • sour cream
  • leaves cilantro


For the Carnitas

  • Start by making Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas.
  • If carnitas has been refrigerated, warm it by adding olive oil to a non-stick skillet over medium heat. Add cold carnitas, cook and stir until it has warmed through and edges have crisp. Add cooking liquid or stock to moisten as desired.

For the Tostada Shells

  • Make homemade Tostada Shells or use your favorite store bought shells.

For the Refried Beans

  • Make Homemade refried beans or your favorite canned refried beans.
  • Heat refried beans in a small saucepan over low heat, adding water or stock if beans are dry.

How to Assemble Carnitas Tostadas

  • To assemble tostadas, spread each tostada shell with 1/4 cup refried beans and top with 1/4 cup carnitas. Layer with desired toppings and serve.