These Mini Tostadas with Pork and Blackbeans are a sensation. Why? Well, they are easy to make and super tasty with crunchy bases and cheese jalapeno tops. They are great for sharing with drinks or as a simple starter
I know parties are out. That doesn’t stop you having these at brunch with a couple of friends or family. Little Tostadas are just perfect with a drink any time…brunch, lunch or dinner
Did you know you can even make them ahead. It’s true. You can make the whole recipe and store. Recipes that save time when you want to enjoy yourself are keepers.
All you need to do is simply store each element, the tostadas, the filling and the avocado separately and heat them when you need them. How good is that? Easy delicious snacks that everyone will love.
How to make these Easy Tostadas
There are three steps.
- The little cups: The little cups are made from circles of flatbread that have been pushed into a muffin tin and baked. The best thing is these can be made and kept in an airtight container for a couple of days.
- The filling: The filling is a hearty mix of pork mince (ground) and black beans with spices thrown in. The filling can easily be made vegetarian too.
- Avocado topping. The avocado topping along with some grated cheese and jalapenos really make this snack!
Here’s a quick look at how you put them together
Mini Tostadas are great with:
- with Drinks
- great as a snack or starter before dinner
- perfect while watching a game
- At birthday celebrations
- At picnics
- In lunch boxes
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Mini Tostadas with Pork and Blackbeans
- 6 flatbread wraps (24cm x 10 in)
- 500 gm pork mince
- 150 gm onion, diced about 1
- 2 garlic, clove crushed
- 60 ml olive oil 3 Tablespoons
- 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
- 1 teaspoon oregano, ground or 2 teaspoons leaves
- 2 teaspoons cumin, ground
- 1 teaspoon ginger, ground
- 1 teaspoon cornflour
- 425 gm black beans 1 can | 14.9 oz
- 3 Tablespoons tomato paste 50gm/ 1.5oz
- 40 ml jalapeno juice from a jar of jalapenos or sub vinegar,| 2 tablespoons
- 1 bunch coriander leaves, picked, stems saved wash the stems very well by soaking in water
- 1 whole avocado, large
- 1/2 teaspoon cumin
- 2 Tablespoon mayonnaise or kewpie
- 2 Tablespoons lemon juice 40 ml | nearly 3 US Tablespoons |1 lemon
- You will need 1 x 8cm or 3 inch round cutter. Set the oven to 180 C or 350 F. The mix will make. Olive oil spray is also quite good for these. You will also need a large frypan or skillet.
Pork and Blackbean filling
- Mix the spices (cumin, paprika, oregano, ginger powder & cornflour) and set aside
- Put a large skillet or fry pan onto medium heat. Add olive oil and diced onion and cook until nicely softened but not browned. Add crushed garlic and the pork mince and sauté, breaking up as you are stirring. Cook until starting to brown.
- Add the spices and keep stirring. Stir well to combine. Any juices that have formed will be thickened slightly by the cornflour. You may find you need a little more oil. You will need to adjust the heat as needed here. If you have a small frypan this might need to be done in two batches
- Add tomato paste and then the drained blackbeans. Squash the blackbeans a bit with a fork or masher as you are stirring them in. This makes a nice base of chinky bits and saucy bits. Keep stirring so that it doesn't stick to the pan.
- Add the Jalapeno pickle juice (this adds a huge amount of flavour but not too much heat). If you don't have this add lemon or lime juice or even some vinegar. Stir well. The pork should be cooked through. Add a good pinch of salt and the chopped stems and some of the leaves of coriander. Set aside. This can be kept warm or made ahead and refrigerated. Just warm when needed.Meanwhile cut circles from the tortillas.
- Spray 12 standard muffin tins with olive oil spray or rub with paper and oil. Press the Tortilla circles into the tin and bake to make nice little cups. Bake these for around 10 minutes or till just golden and nice and crispy. Now they are ready to use.
- Smash the Avocado with a fork then and add cumin, lemon, mayonnaise and salt. Taste this and adjust the seasoning or mayonnaise as needed. The lemon juice will give it tang and a nice saucy texture while keeping it green
Putting them together
- To serve. Spoon warm mince into tostada shells and sprinkle the tops with grated cheese. Bake until the cheese is just melted and the inside warm. Put onto a platter and spoon the avocado on top and add a sliced piece of jalapeno. Then garnish with sprigs of coriander and little pices of tomato for colour if you like!