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Shredded Beef Tostadas with Pomegranate Guacamole

Shredded Beef Tostadas with Pomegranate Guacamole


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Shredded Beef Tostadas with Pomegranate Guacamole are better than anything you can get at a Mexican restaurant. The guacamole is fresher and brighter, the beef is freshly made and hand shredded, and it’s personally seasoned by you. Not to mention the margaritas are much less expensive (and better!).

Have I mentioned how absolutely in love with Mexican food I am?

I think I probably drive my family crazy because when we have Mexican food at home, I have to make it all – salsa, guacamole, beans, etc.

They could live without all that. Like, literally beef and cheese. Or, if it’s my daughter, just cheese.

I just don’t understand it – what the hell is a good Mexican meal without everything Mexican?

Why are they happy with dryness? Pure tastelessness?

Surely not.

Last night I made something my daughter (the picky one) was really happy to eat – pomegranate guacamole. It was a spur-of-the-moment decision to throw those little arils in my guac.

Shredded Beef Tostadas with Pomegranate Guacamole

Pomegranates were on sale at Publix, and when that happens I usually get a couple because she loves them and I always find something to make with them. I’m so glad I thought of it – it’s very, very good.

For these tostadas, I fried the corn tortillas in canola oil.

Bad for you, yes.

But they’re so crunchy and taste so good.

Shredded Beef Tostadas with Pomegranate Guacamole

I probably wouldn’t go eating deep-fried food every single day, but once in a while is ok. 

Pomegranate arils give you a huge antioxidant boost, but they’re so delicious you really don’t need an excuse.

Shredded Beef Tostadas with Pomegranate Guacamole

Oh, and the jalapeno peppers boost your metabolism.

There you go, a couple of really good reasons to make these.

Here’s the printable!

Shredded Beef Tostadas with Pomegranate Guacamole

Shredded Beef Tostadas with Pomegranate Guacamole

Ingredients

Beef

  • 2.5 lb top sirloin beef roast
  • 1/2 bottle butter flavor cajun marinade (injectable, like Tony Cacheres)
  • 1/2 stick salted butter, melted

Pico de Gallo

  • 1 can petite diced tomatoes, drained and rinsed
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 2 jalapeno peppers, diced
  • 1 handful fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 2 tbsp salt

Guacamole

  • 1 avocado, ripe
  • 1/2 lime, juiced
  • 2 tbsp Pico (above)
  • Arils from 1/2 of one pomegranate

Tostadas

  • 1 pkg corn tortillas
  • 1 cup canola oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • Shredded cheese
  • Black beans
  • Jalapenos

Instructions

    SHREDDED BEEF

    Inject beef with marinade in multiple sections, place in a large plastic bag and marinate for at least 8 hours.
    Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Place beef in a large stone or ceramic baking dish and cover with foil.
    Bake for 4 1/2 - 5 hours, until tender - after each hour, brushing with melted butter.
    Remove from oven and let sit for about 15 minutes.
    Shred with two forks, or use your stand mixer

    PICO DE GALLO

    Combine ingredients, salt to taste and refrigerate.

    POMEGRANATE GUACAMOLE

    Mash the avocado, add lime pico and pomegranate, stir to combine and refrigerate.

    TOSTADAS

    Heat canola oil over medium-high heat. Add one corn tortilla at a time, flipping after about 20 seconds at a time, until brown. Drain on paper towels, and sprinkle with salt and pepper.

    Layer a tortilla with the beef, beans, cheese, salsa, jalapenos and guacamole.

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5 Comments

  • Sharon
    November 26, 2013 at 3:01 PM

    I’ve been missing out on Mexican food. This looks super delicious! A photo is worth a thousand words…..

  • Betty Taylor
    November 25, 2013 at 10:18 PM

    Those look wonderful! I like them with all the stuff in them.

  • Krista @ Joyful Healthy Eats
    November 22, 2013 at 1:12 PM

    Ok, this looks crazy good and I love the addition of pomegranates totally would have never thought of that. LOVE IT! 🙂 Pinned, thanks for sharing at Show Stopper Saturdays girl!

  • Deb @ Kneaded Creations
    November 17, 2013 at 9:47 PM

    I really enjoy your site and your unusual recipes. Glad you posted at the Friday With Friends link party. I’ve pinned, liked, twittered and G+-ed your post. I’d love it if you dropped by for a visit at http://www.kneadedcreations.com . I look forward to seeing you over there! Deb @ Kneaded Creations.

  • Linda Loosli
    November 17, 2013 at 11:11 AM

    I love your website! Thanks for stopping by Friday With Friends! Hugs! Linda

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