Slow Cooker Beef Tostadas and Mexican Street Corn

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Slow Cooker Beef Tostadas and Mexican Street Corn 4.33/5 (9 votes)

Slow cooked spiced beef served on a crispy tortilla with smooth avocados and tart tomatoes. Holy cow – this is good stuff!! But if you ask the kids they’d say the corn stole the show. Big Win! (Note: If you can't find Cotija cheese, Monterey Jack is a good substitute.)

Slow Cooker Beef Tostadas

SERVINGS : 4 PEOPLE COOK TIME : HOURS PREP TIME : MINUTES

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 1/2 pounds beef chuck roast
  • 2 cups beef stock
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon cumin
  • 1/2 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 4 flour tortillas
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 cup lettuce, chopped
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • 1/2 cup Cotija cheese, or Monterey Jack
  • salsa, optional

DIRECTIONS

  1. Place chuck roast in the bowl of your slow cooker.
  2. Add beef stock and sprinkle with chili powder, cumin, onion powder, garlic powder, salt and pepper.
  3. Squeeze lime juice into the bowl, cover, and cook on low for 6 hours.
  4. Transfer meat to a bowl and tear with a fork. Add a bit of juices from the bowl and toss to combine.
  5. Line a plate with paper towels and place next to the stove top.
  6. Heat canola oil in a large flat-bottomed skillet over medium high heat. When it begins to shimmer, add one flour tortilla.
  7. When you see the edges begin to brown, flip. Let cook an additional minute then transfer to the paper towel lined plate.
  8. Repeat with remaining tortillas.
  9. Plate each tostada shell and top with equal portions of meat, lettuce, tomato, avocado, cheese, and salsa.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 456g Calories 762 Fat 45 Sat Fat 12 Sodium 1556 Carbs 21 Sugars 2 Fiber 7 Protein 67.

Mexican Style Creamed Corn

SERVINGS : 4 PEOPLE PREP TIME : MINUTES

INGREDIENTS

  • 4-5 ears corn, or 16 oz bag frozen corn
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoon shallot, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon paprika, optional

DIRECTIONS

  1. Cut each cob in half. Place the flat (cut) side on a cutting board, and carefully run the blade of your knife down to remove the kernels. Discard the cobs.
  2. In a heavy skillet, heat oil until it shimmers.
  3. Add minced shallot, salt and pepper. Sauté until shallot is tender.
  4. Add corn and cream and cook for about 10 minutes or until cream is reduced and thickened.
  5. Sprinkle with paprika and serve.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 81g Calories 116 Fat 7.5 Carbs 12.8 Fiber 1.4 Protein 2.

NOTES

KID NOTE: The kids did great with the tostadas and loved the corn.

VEGETARIAN TIP: Replace the beef with 2 cups dried pinto beans. Make sure the level of the beef broth is 2″ above the beans and cook for 7-9 hours on low.

GLUTEN MODIFICATIONS: Use corn tortillas.

2 Comments

  1. sheilablair says:

    Is 762 calories correct for one tostada?

    • No More To-Go says:

      Yes, it’s mostly due to the beef, but the avocado and tortilla add to it as well. Substituting chicken breast will bring it down to about 650.

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