I discovered Tostadas when a local mexican restaurant opened up. Holy cow, they are amazing!!! We ordered a bunch of stuff to try and they were definitely added to my “favorite mexican foods” list. SO, why not try to make them at home??
I bought corn tortillas at the grocery store (I didn’t realize how many options they have for these – all different sizes, brands, and quantities).
I started out by frying each of the corn tortillas. I always fry in olive oil and these little guys only took a few minutes to crisp up.
I was so excited about these!!! Look at how yummy and crunchy they look!!!
I used mild cheddar for my hubby’s, daiya dairy free cheddar for mine, and red hot & medium taco seasoning.
I sliced up some lettuce, sweet onion, and homegrown tomatoes for our toppings.
My station was ready. I had refried beans in a can that I warmed up & I used some leftover taco meat I had in my freezer (Thawed it out & warmed it up on the stove).
Once you have all of your ingredients, start assembling!
I layered my tostada with refried beans, lettuce, onions, seasoned ground beef, cheese, tomatoes, red hot & taco seasoning.
Guuuuyssss…… These are SOOOO good. Perfect for lunch, a snack, an appetizer, or finger food while watching a game or race! Seriously!! They’re perfect! And of course I had to enjoy it with a Corona 😉
Oil for frying
Beef seasoned with taco seasoning
Taco seasoning (mild or medium)
1. Fry your tortillas for 3-4 minutes in olive oil or until brown & crispy. Once fried, lay tortilla on a paper towel to dry.
2. Prepare your refried beans and ground beef. I just heated my refried beans up right out of a can & I used some leftover ground beef that I had preseasoned with taco meat & stuck in the freezer (heated in on the stove).
3. Spread your refried beans over your tostada.
4. Start piling up your toppings – lettuce, onion, ground beef, cheese, tomatoes, red hot, and taco sauce.