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Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Bean Tostadas

I've been in one of "those" moods lately ..... ya know the kind where you eat Mexican food for every meal for days on end?! We have eaten a lot of it recently. No one at my house is complaining either. We love it! :) 

This dish is nice for those times when you want a quick, easy, tasty and budget-friendly dish. Seriously, what more could you ask for?! Start to finish is probably 15 minutes - 20 minutes max! And - you can customize each tostada for every family member! Someone doesn't like tomatoes? Leave them off. Ya like extra cheese? Add a handful! I'm telling ya, it's a win-win-win situation! If you want to make it even easier on yourself, buy the already made tostada shells! (My local store sells them on the ethnic foods aisle and in the bread department next to the tortillas). 

Bean Tostadas
Yield: 6-10 tostadas

Corn tortillas
Oil, for frying
1 can (28-30 oz.) refried beans

Choose your favorite toppings:
   Shredded lettuce
   Shredded Cheddar Cheese
   Chopped tomatoes
   Chopped red onion
   Black olives
   Sour Cream
   Limes wedges
   Taco sauce or salsa

In a medium skillet, heat about ½-inch of oil over medium-high heat. When the oil is hot, add a tortilla - cook one at a time - and fry until crisp and golden, flipping once. Remove to a paper towel lined plate to drain. 

Meanwhile, heat the beans in a medium saucepan over medium-low heat until heated through, stirring occasionally until hot. 

To serve - spoon beans onto the tortilla and spread around. Top with your choice of toppings.

I hope you enjoy! Shared at these fun parties!

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  1. Looks really delicious and also colourful too.

  2. Yum, I'll have extra black olives and avocado on mine!

  3. We love bean and cheese tostadas! Have you ever tried it with feta cheese? My fav!!!

  4. Bean tostadas have always been a fav of mine!

  5. These look really delicious. Pinning so I can try it later.

  6. Yum! Definitely going to try these!! Thanks for the recipe!

  7. These look delicious! Adding to my list of recipes to try! I am hosting a new Pinterest Power party and would love for you to link up this and any other projects that you have!!


  8. We've been having one of those weeks as well! Guacamole, tacos, enchiladas... yum! These tostadas look amazing! I might have to add them to my list of must-eat Mexican foods this week!

  9. Oh yeah---Mexican food, now you're speaking my language!

    Thanks for sharing at the Farmgirl Friday Blog Fest today!

  10. Hi Jamie,
    Your Bean Tostada is like a staple here, I could eat this everyday, it looks awesome!
    Thank you so much for celebrating TWO YEARS with FULL PLATE THURSDAY, I appreciate your visit!
    Come Back Soon
    Miz Helen

  11. I love that this is a quick vegetarian meal... really healthy and fun. Thanks for sharing it on foodie friday.

  12. Awesome! I love tostadas! I just stopped by another blog that also had a tostada recipe posted! Thanks for sharing, Jamie! :)

  13. Thanks for sharing another great recipe, Jamie at Foodie Friends Friday and linking back! Please come back and vote for your favorites on Sunday. Have a great week! Cindy
    Cindy's Recipes and Writings .

  14. I'll take two please! YUM!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer... From Dream To Reality!

  15. We go on Mexican food binges also!

  16. Gotta love a dish that can be customized so easily! I'd probably add everything to mine. You sealed the deal with the homemade tostada shells--I love that! Thanks for linking, Jamie!

  17. I can eat Mexican all the time! It's easy and satisfying. I love the fried tostada's! How fun! My kids would love having the crunchy shell! Thanks for sharing at One Creative Weekend!

  18. Tostadas are one of my faves!! Thanks for sharing these on Manic Monday!! @BobbisKozyKtchn

  19. Thank you so much for linking this recipe up at Recipe Sharing Monday! The new link party is up and I'd love to see you back. Have a great week. :)


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