Simple Bean Tostadas

This is one of our favorite meals! It is an assemble-your-own kind of dish. Feel free to add meat or other vegetables and toppings. But, this way is just simple and good.

To get the sour cream to drizzle so nicely, spoon some into a sandwich bag. Clip the corner and use it like a piping bag.

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  1. How much oil in the pan? Thanks,

  2. I made these tonight. Big hit! I didn’t use oil to fry the tortillas in. I just sprayed a skillet with non-stick spray and fried my white corn tortillas that way. The kids had fun assembling their own tostadas after I spread their tortillas with refried beans. The topping choices were: diced tomato, diced avocado, shredded romaine lettuce, shredded Monterey Jack cheese, yellow corn (I used the Steamfresh microwave kind), salsa, and sour cream. I also had chopped up some seedless cucumber for a side, but the kids elected to put in on their tostadas. They liked piping the sour cream on their tostadas. :)

  3. Danielle says:

    I made these recently and they were a big hit here too. I baked the tortillas instead of frying them, just like I do to make baked tortilla chips. I brushed each side with some olive oil and baked them for 12-14 minutes at 350 until crisp. Not sure if it’s any healthier, but they come out nicely.

  4. sounds really good…just be mindful NOT to overfill the tostada shells or they will fall apart from the weight. Deep fried corn tortillas will break easily if not handled carfully.

  5. Silly question here, Jessica: Are your tostadas a finger food? I feel dumb asking! Or is it a fork/knife food? Going to be making them this week for the first time.

    • Not a dumb question. My family actually disagrees on the answer. I say fork and knife, they say with the hands. My son mediated the discussion by saying “it’s like pizza.” Some people eat it with a fork, some pick it up. :)


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