These beef tostadas are perfect for a weeknight meal! They take little time and a big appetite. I’ve never had a tostada before, but once I saw the photo in my Food Network Magazine, I immediately decided I had to make them. I learned that if you like tacos, you’ll love tostadas more. They’re much easier to eat with a fork (my preferred method of eating almost anything). Next time, I think I’ll try adding some other seasonings to the meat.
(Courtesy Food Network Magazine)
2 Tbsp vegetable oil
1/2 small red onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
3/4 lb ground beef
2 Tbsp tomato paste
1 Tbsp chili powder
1 15-oz can refried beans
1/3 cup sour cream
8 corn tostadas
1 1/2 cups shredded monterey jack cheese
Shredded lettuce, hot sauce and/or cilantro for topping
1.) Heat vegetable oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and cook until softened (a couple minutes). Add the garlic and cook for about a minute. Add the beef and a pinch of salt. Brown the meat and then add the chili powder and tomato paste. Cook for another 2 minutes.
2.) In the meantime, heat the refried beans in a small sauce pan.
3.) Also, thin out the sour cream with 2 tbsp water in a bowl.
4.) Put together your tostada! Spread beans on the tostadas, top with the beef and cheese. Drizzle with sour cream and top with lettuce and hot sauce.