Salsa Verde Tostadas


*Plan Ahead: the recipe calls for cooked chicken. Also, the flavor of the chicken or pork intensifies as it marinates so you may want to plan an additional 2-3 hours for that (but it isn't absolutely necessary).

4 flour tortillas

1/2 cup shredded monterey jack cheese

1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese

2 1/2 cups cooked, shredded chicken or pork

1 cup green salsa (salsa verde) plus more for serving

1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro

1 can black beans, rinsed and drained

1/4 teaspoon ground cumin

Toppings: lettuce, tomatoes, sour cream, avocado, etc.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Arrange the tortillas on a rimmed baking sheet. Sprinkle the cheese evenly over the tortillas, bake until golden brown, about 8-10 minutes.

Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, toss together the chicken (or pork), salsa verde, 1/4 cup cilantro, beans, and cumin (this can marinate all day if you like). Spoon mixture evenly over the tortillas and bake until heated through about 8 minutes.

Top warm tostadas with lettuce, tomato, and sour cream and other toppings as desired. Sprinkle with remaining cilantro. Serve immediately with additional green salsa if desired.