Me + Food Network Magazine = Love

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.

Beef Tostadas
(Courtesy Food Network Magazine)

2 Tbsp vegetable oil
1/2 small red onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
3/4 lb ground beef
Kosher salt
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.


3 thoughts on “Me + Food Network Magazine = Love

  1. Now let's not get carried away and declare tostadas king over tacos. Don't get me wrong they were really good, but for those of us who like to manhandle our food, tacos are hard to beat.

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