Carnitas Tostadas

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Earlier this week I shared with you some of our favorite Mexican food recipes. And even though I created a meal plan on Sunday, I decided to veer from it a little tonight, in part thanks to this collection of samples from ConAgra. The fact that the avocados at the store were beautiful and plentiful might have helped a little as well.

So, for Cinco de Mayo, we’re going to be feasting on Carnitas Tostadas. I can’t wait! It’s one of my favorites, but I rarely make it. Thus, no pictures. I have no idea why not. Updated with photo!

Want to eat along with us?

Carnitas Soft Tacos

Win a Cinco de Mayo package from ConAgra

This week two readers will win a package of ConAgra foods, perfect for your next fiesta.

The package includes:

  • PAM Cooking Spray
  • Ro*Tel Tomatoes w Chilies
  • Ro*Tel Tomatoes w Cilantro
  • Rosarita Beans
  • Fiesta Chip and Dip Tray

For more cooking inspiration and to spice up your weeknight dinner routine any other day of the week, feel free to visit Consider as your weeknight dinner destination for recipes that use simple ingredients
and are ready in 30 minutes or less, sponsored by ConAgra.

To Enter:

Simply leave a comment on this post.

This giveaway is open until Sunday, May 8th at 8 pm PST. Winners will be chosen at random and notified via email. Please respond within 48 hours to claim your prize.

Disclosure: I received sample product. I was not compensated to publish positive statements. All opinions are my own.

About Jessica Fisher

I believe great meals don't have to be complicated or expensive. There's a better way, and it won't take all afternoon.

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  1. Patricia Watson says:

    We eat Mexican all the time. Yum!

  2. Erica says:

    I love carnitas! My recipe is long and involved, I can’t wait to try yours in the crockpot, with a full baseball schedule dinner that can be prepped ahead and eaten in shifts is a blessing to this tired mom

  3. Angel S. says:

    Yummy! Thanks for the recipe inspiration!

  4. jane says:

    I love your blog and all of the recent Central American food!

  5. Beth says:

    I’d love to win–my family enjoys a Mexican feast!

  6. Rebecca P says:

    This looks delicious! All of your Cinco de Mayo food has been making my mouth water…

  7. Amanda C. says:

    I’d love to try the recipe using the prize pacakge! I love Rotel!

  8. Estella says:

    We love rotel! Would love to have a party and use this!

  9. Kasee says:

    Recipe sounds good would love to win and make this

  10. Susan says:

    I would love to win, love Rotel!

  11. Jackie says:

    Sounds delicious!

  12. Katie says:

    This sounds great. My husband would love it.

  13. Betsy says:

    Oh, I love Ro-tel, too! And carnitas. Yum.

  14. Oh, i love all that guac on those carnitas! They look good! Great giveaway, I love Rotel!

  15. This prize package would make a very festive weekend party. Thanks for the opportunity.

  16. susitravl says:

    Carnitas are a favorite at our house – YUM!

  17. Sue D says:

    Great products for my Mexican dishes!

  18. Nora-Lee says:

    Love Rotel and PAM, we use it at least once a week 🙂

  19. I would love to win.

  20. Megan says:

    Sounds delicious!

  21. Charity L. says:

    Man that looks so yummy! Hope I win so I can try it out!

  22. Melanie says:

    I would love to try these recipes with the prize pack! Yum!

  23. Susan T says:

    It sounds like some great Mexican products!

  24. Lyn T says:

    We LOVE Mexican food in our house. I serve tacos, enchiladas, burritos, tostadas, or fajitas at least twice a week.

  25. Yummmmm

  26. Miranda says:

    I love Mexican food!

  27. Kristi says:

    I love any recipe with Rotel as one of its ingredients!!!! Would love to make more Mexican dishes so it sure would be nice to win this.

  28. Lynne says:

    We love and use a ton of RoTel at our house. I have never seen the cilantro version. Would love to try that!

  29. Tori says:

    Some of my favorite Mexican food ingredients! I even use RoTel in things like lasagna to spice it up a little. Mmmmm.

  30. Aleisha says:

    I can’t wait to finally try your recipe for carnitas! I hope my family loves it as much as yours does.

  31. Wanda Eichler says:

    MMM! Now I know what I am going to do with the country style pork ribs in my freezer. My family loves Mexican. Thank you.

  32. Wanda Eichler says:

    MMM! Now I know what I’m going to do with the country style pork ribs in freezer! Thank you for the idea.

  33. Stacy Nunez says:

    LOVE it!! Thanks for all your great ideas- Feliz Cinco de Mayo!

  34. blossomteacher says:

    I never thought to do pork country strips in the crockpot for carnitas…smart idea!

  35. se says:

    Cant wait to try your recipe it sounds so yummy and looks delicious.

  36. Alisha says:

    I can’t wait to try this recipe!

  37. Melanie says:

    I LOVE Mexican food! It is a weekly mush have at our house. When I was expection our son that is what I ate most days! He loves it too no! 🙂

  38. Amy L. says:

    YUM! I could eat Mexican food every night, if my family would allow it!

  39. Ginny says:

    Definitely a kid-pleasing group of goodies – with just enough zing!

  40. Sandy Duke says:

    Muy Bueno! Thanks for the great recipes!

  41. Allison says:

    You have inspired me to go Mexicano tonight!

  42. Leslie W says:

    YUM! I was going to make regular tacos for dinner tonight but now I’m gonna have to try these. They look so good!

  43. Leslie says:

    Ohhhhhhhhhhh this recipe looks DELISH!! Added ingredients to my shopping list and look forward to making it on Saturday! Thank you for sharing!

  44. Andrea D. says:

    I love Mexican food. This looks yummy!

  45. We LOVE Mexican food!! Thanks!!

  46. Thx for the chance!

  47. Quick and easy!! Gotta love that.

  48. SalBug says:

    Thanks for the recipe and the chance to win.

  49. Deanna says:

    That recipe looks delicious! I love crock pot recipes as I’m a busy full time working Mom and it really saves on time. Thanks!

  50. Kelly Perry says:

    yum! we are having tacos here!

  51. Pam says:

    Love the easy guacamole recipe!

  52. Bette Barkley says:

    We like Mexican food and will probably have some this evening!!

  53. Karen says:

    I’ve never done pork strips…I think I may have to try!

  54. Melissa L. says:

    We eat Mexican food all the time!!! That’s something that everyone in the family will eat ; ) So can you guess what we are eating today on cinco de mayo????

  55. Sara says:

    Mexican food is my favorite!

  56. Stacy says:

    Sounds delicious!

  57. Lori says:

    Just threw my pork in my crockpot to cook all day long. Your recipes inspire me & my husband thanks you greatly!!!

  58. My hubby loves Mexican food and we would love to win this prize!

  59. Karen says:

    We have tacos or some Mexican food once or twice a week for supper. Would love to win the prize! Happy Cinco de Mayo!

  60. Laura says:

    I love Mexican food and rotel!

  61. Kim says:

    One of our favs – Mexican!!

  62. Valerie S says:

    Yum, great recipe!

  63. Brittnee DeCriscio says:

    Sounds great!!

  64. Melanie says:

    This recipe sounds delicious and very easy, I will have to give it a try!

  65. misty gorman says:

    we are celebrating cinco de mayo tonight as a family at the local mexican restaurant.

  66. Tammy Ward says:

    Happy Cinco de Mayo!

  67. Alyssa says:

    We are going to try these tonight! Thanks 🙂

  68. Jenny says:

    We love Mexican (and Mexican style) food at our house. Chicken enchiladas tonight. Over the weekend I’m making a pork roast in the crockpot with salsa verde and crushed pineapple. It was posted on another blog…now I just have to find it. Great giveaway idea!

  69. Amanda says:

    That looks delicious – yum!

  70. Carleen says:

    What a great giveaway. Mexican is one of my favorites.

  71. Lu Terry says:

    I LOVE Mexican food and would love to win this!

  72. kort says:

    sounds yummy! thanks : )

  73. Ann M says:

    Yum! I love Mexican! We’re having your Mexican rice tonight for dinner 🙂

  74. Tanja says:

    Was just searching for something to make for cinco de mayo and here it is!

  75. Katherine says:

    I love recipes with ingredients like this! so simple to assemble but fun to eat

  76. joanna mattas says:

    We love Mexican food, and thanks for the great giveaway!

  77. Shirley B says:

    Love Mexican food.

  78. Joellen says:

    My husband loves Mexican food–I’m always looking for new recipes to go beyond the usual tacos and taco salad.

  79. teresa cunningham says:

    my husband and i could eat mexican dishes every day!!!!!!

  80. Crystal Hankey says:

    Oh, how yummy is this!

  81. Brenda says:

    This would be a fun prize, that chip platter would be great this summer

  82. Looks tasty!

  83. Joy says:

    I love Mexican food. What a fun treat!

  84. Gillian C. says:

    I would love to win. Sounds delicious!

  85. Pamela says:

    We had a Mexican feast tonight with Chicken Fajitas. My kids love to eat them and I love how easy it is to prepare them in the crockpot. Thanks for a great giveaway!

  86. Monica says:


  87. Claire says:

    Looks awesome. I’d love to win!!

  88. Lisa says:


  89. Sunny C says:

    Your Recipes always look, sound and taste just Wonderful!!! I can not wait to try this one!!
    What a nice Giveaway…..I can only hope that I will be the lucky Winner.
    Good Luck Everybody!!! 🙂

  90. jenny says:

    I had my cinco de mayo dinner all planned- but then my son’s track meet ran late and we didn’t leave there until almost 7 so my hubby picked up a couple pizzas instead…. so sad… I guess that margarita will have to be enjoyed tonight!

  91. Stephanie says:

    We eat mexican the time and much to my surprise the first time I made your famous beans and rice we have not looked back. I like to make a big crock pot of beans and freeze in 2 cup porions for easy quick meals, bean burritos, or mexican lasagna, even an pintos and cheese snack can be had.
    On a side note we love your pizza dough it is our friday night staple.

  92. Andrea R says:

    I had no idea Rotel made a cilantro version. Yum!

  93. We enjoyed chicken tacos so yummy! Love mexican food!

  94. Lucky says:

    Yummy! I love Mexican food.

  95. Vanessa says:

    This looks great! I haven’t seen the Ro*Tel Tomatoes w Cilantro. Something new to try.

  96. Your recipe sounds delish! Hopefully we’ll try it out sometime soon!

  97. amybee says:

    Thank you! We had black bean and spinach enchiladas last night to celebrate.

  98. Hilary Richards says:

    Your Mexican food always looks so fresh and delicious. Thank you for all the meal ideas.

  99. Sharon says:

    Love taco’s and many kinds of Mexican foods, Pam works great. Thanks

  100. Looks yummy!!

  101. jessie says:

    Tostadas look delicious! We went with plain old tacos for cinco de mayo this year.

  102. stacy says:

    Yum! The pictures are making me hungry!

  103. Dana says:

    Those sound really good! I have never tried pork strips, just made from a pork butt.

  104. Carmen Erickson says:

    Yummo! Since we eat a gluten-free diet, Mexican food makes a regular appearance in our weekly meal plans!

  105. carole says:

    wow- your pictures and descriptions are mouth-watering! thanks for the giveaway, too!!

  106. Lynda Clark says:

    Thanks for the great recipe. We are trying the carnitas recipe on Mother’s Day to feed the crowd of hungry kids and grand-kids. We eat Mexican food a lot in our home, so I would love to win the Con Agra product package. Thanks for the giveaway.

  107. Samantha says:

    Oh my that looks SO GOOD- and it’s 8:30 am for me!! Thanks for the giveaway and wonderful recipes.

  108. Polara says:

    Mmm. i’m making carnitas later this week with some pork roast I bought on sale…my husband likes to eat it with rice, beans and pico de gallo. Now I just need to dig out my cilantro-lime rice recipe. Yum!

  109. looks fabulous! i <3 mexican!

  110. Rita says:

    I love tostadoes! My mom would make them frequently when I was growing up for a quick weeknight dinner.

  111. Kristen says:

    Yum! We love mexican food here!

  112. Joan Callaway says:

    I just found Good Cheap Eats, but I’ve been reading Live as Mom for some time…This is one of my favorite dinners. Always looking for new ways to prepare the carnitas. Thanks.

  113. Erin says:

    I love a fiesta!

  114. alison says:

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  115. Kathryn Vanderpol says:

    We love Mexican food! Delicious and cheap!

  116. Michele says:

    I could eat Mexican almost every day of the week.

  117. marisa says:

    Yummy! great giveaway!