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Spoon spicy pork over tostada shells for an easy, Mexican-inspired meal. Mix leftover meat with polenta in a filling casserole.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens

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Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
10 hrs
total:
10 hrs 30 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings + reserves
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Trim fat from roast; cut pork into chunks. Place pork in a 4- or 5-quart slow cooker. In a medium bowl, stir together tomato sauce, chicken broth, chipotle peppers, garlic, salt, cumin, coriander, and pepper; pour over pork in cooker.

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  • Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 10 to 12 hours or high-heat setting for 5 to 6 hours.

  • Remove pork from cooker. Using two forks, shred pork. Reserve half of the pork (about 3 cups) and 2 cups of the sauce; store* as directed below. Use with Chipotle Pork Tamale Casserole (see recipe below). Mix the remaining pork with 1/2 cup of the sauce. Discard any remaining sauce. Makes 4 servings + reserves.

  • Spread refried beans over tostada shells. Top evenly with pork mixture. Divide greens, tomato, avocado, and cheese evenly among tostadas. Top each with sour cream.

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Place shredded pork and sauce in separate airtight containers. Seal and chill for up to 3 days. (Or freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw in refrigerator overnight before using.)

Chipotle Pork Tamale Casserole:

Preheat oven to 375°. In a 2-quart square baking dish, arrange 16-ounce tube refrigerated cooked polenta, sliced 1/2 inch thick, overlapping as necessary. Top with reserved pork. Remove layer of fat from sauce. Spoon 1/2 cup of the sauce over pork. Bake, covered, for 30 minutes. Top with 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese. Bake, uncovered, about 5 minutes more or until cheese is melted. Meanwhile, heat remaining sauce. Sprinkle 1/2 cup chopped tomato and 1/4 cup sliced green onion over casserole. Serve with warm sauce. Makes 4 servings.

Tips

Nutrition Facts per serving of Chipotle Pork Tamale Casserole: 488 cal., 21 g total fat (10 g sat. fat), 143 mg chol., 1215 mg sodium, 27 g carb., 4 g dietary fiber, 44 g protein.

Nutrition Facts

680 calories; fat 36g; cholesterol 144mg; saturated fat 12g; carbohydrates 40g; mono fat 15g; poly fat 5g; insoluble fiber 8g; sugars 3g; protein 48g; vitamin a 1700.7IU; vitamin c 14.8mg; thiamin 0.9mg; riboflavin 0.7mg; niacin equivalents 8.3mg; vitamin b6 0.7mg; folate 80.6mcg; vitamin b12 1.3mcg; sodium 988mg; potassium 1231mg; calcium 292.8mg; iron 4.5mg.
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