Shredded Chuck Roast Tostadas

I went to the butcher the other day and bought a chuck roast. I had planned on making it with some veggies (like I always do). I pulled it out of the fridge and thought “I reallly do not want that!”  I had a taste for Mexican instead but really needed to use this meat. So I decided to see if I could shred it and make burritos. To my surprise it worked! During the whole meal, Lover Boy would not stop talking about how good it tasted. He kept comparing it to other meals I’d made recently like this and said it was waaaay better! So my little experiment paid off! Phew!

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Shredded Chuck Roast Tostadas

Lets make these together!

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What You Need:

-Chuck Roast (any size will do, mine was around 1lb)

-Seasonings: cumin (1 Tbs, chili powder (1Tbs) (not pictured), garlic cloves (2-3), pepper (1tsp) , paprika (1Tbs), oregano (1Tbs), parsley (1Tbs) and salt (to taste) …taste along the way and add more according to your preference

-Chicken stock

-Tortillas (I used corn/flour blended ones)

-Rice (1c uncooked)

-Refried beans (1 can)

-Cheese (I used pepper jack and monterey jack) (1c)

-Tomato (1)

-Cilantro (2 big handfuls)

-Lime (1)

-Sour Cream (to top)

Shredded Chuck Roast Tostadas
Heat up about 2 Tbs of EVOO
Shredded Chuck Roast Tostadas
Add chuck roast
Shredded Chuck Roast Tostadas
Pour in half a can of chicken stock *Laughing Coyote helping out!!!
Shredded Chuck Roast Tostadas
Mince 2 cloves of garlic and add then cover and cook for at least one hour until meat is cook all of the way through
Laughing Coyote then fell asleep from his strenuous task of pouring the stock. His usual spot while I cook/take pictures…my arms!
Heaven in my arms!
Shredded Chuck Roast Tostadas
Season your roast with these guys
Shredded Chuck Roast Tostadas
Once the meat is cooked all of the way (at least an hour or so) take two forks and pull the meat apart to shred. Lover Boy got home from work so I was able to hand off my sleeping little guy and do this. **Warning: Your fingers/knuckles will KILL after you do this for a while…well maybe just my pansy fingers – I ended up ditching the forks and pulled it apart with my fingers, much easier
Shredded Chuck Roast Tostadas
Add back to pot and pour the other half of the chicken stock in. Let simmer until juice is all soaked up

Start prepping your other toppings:

-Heat oven to 350 degrees

-Cook rice

-Warm up refried beans

(sorry no pics!)

Shredded Chuck Roast Tostadas
Shred cheese – we used pepper jack and monterey jack. Don’t I have the best little helpers?
Shredded Chuck Roast Tostadas
I turned my back for 1 second, turned around, and saw this… haha!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Like I said I had planned on making burritos until Little Finch placed a tortilla in the pie dish. Then I came up with this layered tostada…

Shredded Chuck Roast Tostadas
In a pie dish place 1 tortilla and layer with beans
Shredded Chuck Roast Tostadas
Add rice
Shredded Chuck Roast Tostadas
Add meat
Shredded Chuck Roast Tostadas
Sprinkle with cheese
Shredded Chuck Roast Tostadas
Add diced tomato, cilantro and juice of 1/2 of a lime
Shredded Chuck Roast Tostadas
Repeat layering process
Shredded Chuck Roast Tostadas
And do it all over again until all of your meat, rice and beans are gone
Shredded Chuck Roast Tostadas
*Note: you can leave off the cilantro on the top layer because it just gets crispy in oven…next time for me!
Shredded Chuck Roast Tostadas
Place in oven and cook for 15-20 minutes
Shredded Chuck Roast Tostadas
Dish ‘er up and enjoy! *Top with more lime juice, sour cream and salsa

I really hope that you guys like this as much as we did! Don’t let the amount of cooking time intimidate you because it’s totally worth it in the end! Make it on a weekend if you are pressed for time. Then come back here and tell me what you thought about it!

Love,

*Little Sparrow

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