Beef Tostadas

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This recipe makes good use out of leftover beef. If you canʼt find tostada shells, you can make them by deep-frying whole tortillas until crispy. Serve tostadas with hot sauce or your favorite salsa.

Difficulty: Easy

Hands-on: 25 minutesTotal: 25 minutes

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed
  • 1 small white onion, peeled and diced
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • ½ tsp. ground black pepper
  • ¼ tsp. ground cumin
  • ½ tsp. chili powder
  • 1 lb. cooked shredded beef
  • 8 tostada shells, toasted
  • 16 oz. refried beans, warmed
  • 2 cups shredded lettuce
  • 1 cup diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese

Directions

  • Heat a wok or skillet over medium-high heat and add the oil. When the oil is hot, add the garlic, onions, salt, pepper, cumin, and chili powder. Cook for 2 minutes or until the onions are softened.
  • Add the beef. Cook, stirring and tossing for 2 minutes in the wok until the beef is heated through. Using a slotted spoon, remove the beef mixture to a large plate.
  • One at a time, spread 2 ounces of refried beans in an even layer on top of a tostada shell. Place several spoonfuls of the beef mixture over the beans and top with the lettuce, tomatoes, and cheese. Repeat with the remaining shells. Serve warm.

Recipe Information

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed
  • 1 small white onion, peeled and diced
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • ½ tsp. ground black pepper
  • ¼ tsp. ground cumin
  • ½ tsp. chili powder
  • 1 lb. cooked shredded beef
  • 8 tostada shells, toasted
  • 16 oz. refried beans, warmed
  • 2 cups shredded lettuce
  • 1 cup diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese

Directions

  • Heat a wok or skillet over medium-high heat and add the oil. When the oil is hot, add the garlic, onions, salt, pepper, cumin, and chili powder. Cook for 2 minutes or until the onions are softened.
  • Add the beef. Cook, stirring and tossing for 2 minutes in the wok until the beef is heated through. Using a slotted spoon, remove the beef mixture to a large plate.
  • One at a time, spread 2 ounces of refried beans in an even layer on top of a tostada shell. Place several spoonfuls of the beef mixture over the beans and top with the lettuce, tomatoes, and cheese. Repeat with the remaining shells. Serve warm.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories610
Total Fat31g
Saturated Fat7g
Cholesterol25mg
Sodium1960mg
Total Carbohydrate42g
Dietary Fiber8g
Sugars4g
Protein48g