I’ll go ahead and admit that my intentions were to do a corn tortilla tutorial. I won’t lie.
I lost patience after the 14th time of trying to nail it. It’s really not that difficult, but I got frustrated doing it with no tortilla press. I so wanted to make them…
I did, however, make something last minute that turned out better than I expected.
Isn’t she pretty??
I made a simple dough with Masa, water and salt and pressed it into a tart pan. The day before, I smoked a huge pork loin that came out beautifully.
I seasoned it with my favorite wet rub, and let the smoke do the magic.
I’m pretty damn happy with plan B.
The crust isn’t overwhelming. I was afraid that it would be thick and too much, but it’s NOT! It’s just enough. I pressed it down pretty thin in the tart pan – so glad I did.
I didn’t drown the pork in a lot of salsa, even though I was tempted to.
I put just enough to keep it moist, and then drizzled on some hot sauce, then the other toppings.
Black beans, corn, sauteed onions and cheeses rounded it all out. This is the perfect throw together weeknight dinner. You could also put it together the night before, refrigerate and throw it in the oven when you get home from work.
I just solved tomorrow night’s dinner dilemma for you.
Here’s your printable –