Friday, April 12, 2013

Easy Bean and Beef Tostadas

i knew on the meal plan this week i wanted to have some kinda of mexican dish. but i was tired of the normal tacos, burritos, and enchiladas that we usually have. so i started to think of other easy mexican dishes.

when we go eat at Casa Ole here in town, i alway get a dinner plate so i can get the cold plate before. usually its a  chalupa and chile con queso tostada. which is probably my favorite part of the meal. so i decided to just make my own. even though i have Casa Ole coupons staring at me on my fridge.

 though i would love a tostada covered in queso i knew it wasnt my best option for a dinner. so i decided to just do a bean and beef one, covered in cheese.

Easy Bean and Beef Tostada
makes 6
6 small flour tortillas (or you can use corn and skip the toasting step)
cooking spray
1 lb ground beef (or turkey)
1 packet taco seasoning
1 can refried beans
1 cup of blended mexican cheese (i used krogers taco cheese)
 any tops youd like: sour cream, tomatoes, shredded lettuce, olives


1.Brown meat, drain if necessary. Mix in taco seasoning as directed.

2. Warm up beans in a small pot. i added a little chili powder and a dash of taco sauce to add a little flavor. you can add anything youd like, or nothing at all.

3.Lay out tortillas on a pan lined in parchment paper. Spray with cooking spray (i have the butter kind) and put in the over under the broiler. Broil for 5 minutes or until you get a crispness youd like.

4. Once everything is cooked, warmed, and toasted its time to assemble. add a layer of beans, meat mixture, and top with cheese for each one. i had beans left over so i just put them up for a bean burrito snack for the weekend. put back in the oven at 350 degrees for about 5-10 mins. just to get the cheese melted.

5. Remove tostadas from oven and top as youd like and enjoy!

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  1. Ohhh man that I'm buying the stuff to make it Today! lol