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Pulled Pork Tostadas

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1 tablespoon vegetable oil1 small onion, finely chopped2 cloves garlic, finely chopped2 cups (1 pint) refrigerated prepared pico de gallo1 to 2 tablespoons minced chipotle peppers in adobo sauce (about half chipotle peppers and half adobo sauce), optional1/2 cup chicken broth1 pork tenderloin (about 1 1/4 pounds), cut into 4 piecesKosher salt and freshly ground black pepper8 tostada shells, warmed if desired2 cups shredded romaine lettuce1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese (about 4 ounces)1/2 cup Mexican crema or sour cream3 small radishes, thinly slicedLime wedges for serving


To get a mixture of chipotle peppers and adobo sauce, puree a whole can in a food processor or blender. Keep on hand in your refrigerator to use when you need a bit of smoky heat.

Heat the oil in a 10in skillet over medium heat and add the onions. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the onions begin to soften, about 4 min. Add the garlic and cook, stirring until fragrant, about 30 sec. Add 1/2 cup of the pico de gallo and the chipotle in adobo, if using, and cook, stirring frequently, until the tomatoes begin to break down, about 4 min. Add the chicken broth and bring to a simmer.

Sprinkle the pork with 1 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Add the pork to the skillet with the sauce and return to a simmer. Cover the skillet and simmer, flipping once, until the pork is just cooked through and tender, about 20 min. Remove the pork, cover loosely with aluminum foil and set aside for 5 min.

Bring the sauce in the skillet to a boil and cook over medium-low heat until slightly thickened, about 5 min. Shred the pork with 2 forks, add it back to the skillet and toss well to coat. Season with additional salt and pepper if needed.

Divide the shredded pork among the tostadas. Top with lettuce, cheese and the remaining pico de gallo. Drizzle with crema and top with radish slices. Serve with lime wedges.

Tip: Make your own tostadas by brushing corn tortillas lightly with oil and broiling 6 inches from the heat source, turning once, until golden brown and crisp, 3 to 4 min.