Prep Time: 10 Mins
Servings: 8 Tostadas
FOR THE CARNE
FOR THE SOFRITO KIDNEY BEANS
FOR THE AVOCADO TOSTADA
FOR THE PICKLE SHALLOT & CILANTRO
Get ready! You're going to be cooking in no time.
In a large heavy bottom saute pan, combine olive oil and dry spices and begin heating on medium for 1 minute. We are infusing the spices with the oil. Next, take a large bowl and combine the omnivore meats beef with the infused oil and the rest of the carne ingredients and mix until fully combined. Heat the saute pan on medium-high heat then crumble the seasoned omnivore meats beef into the pan and mix with a wooden spoon breaking into grape-sized pieces. Cook until browned on all sized. Hold hot for assembly step.
For the sofrito kidney beans, place all ingredients in an Instant Pot pressure cooker and cook for 45 minutes. (Stovetop method uses a regular pot and add 1/2 cup more water and is cooked for additional time.) Mush half of beans with a spoon and mix well. Hold hot for assembly.
Mixing masa is like playdough! Place all ingredients in a bowl together and mix thoroughly with hands until smooth and cohesive. Refrigerate mix for at least 10 minutes. Form mixture into 20 equal size balls and press with a tortilla press. Cook both sides on a dry flattop, griddle, or saute pan until on low toasty spots form and tortilla is crisp.
NO FOOD WASTE!
Place vinegar, water, salt, coriander, and oregano in a medium pot and bring to a rolling boil this is your pickling liquid. Pour the boiling pickling liquid over sliced shallots and cilantro stems in a heatproof bowl or jar. Place in refrigerator covered until ready to use for garnish. You'll be putting this on everything!
To plate the dish, place the avocado tostada shell on a plate next, spread a heaping spoon of the sofrito kidney beans on top. crumble omnivore meats beef over the beans and finish with a garnish of cotija cheese, chopped cilantro, cultured crema, and pickled shallot. Enjoy!
Try adding mushrooms and cauliflower to make your beef go further and add some extra deliciousness!