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Crispy Oven Beef-and-Bean Tostadas

Crispy Oven Beef-and-Bean Tostadas


"A healthier way to make tostadas and better tasting. The simple secret to making crispy tostadas is baking the corn tortillas instead of frying."
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30 m servings 743 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 743 kcal
  • 37%
  • Fat:
  • 40.7 g
  • 63%
  • Carbs:
  • 56.1g
  • 18%
  • Protein:
  • 40.1 g
  • 80%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 120 mg
  • 40%
  • Sodium:
  • 1229 mg
  • 49%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Nutritional Information

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Amount Per Serving
  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  2. Mix garlic salt, onion powder, garlic powder, cumin, and black pepper together in a small bowl.
  3. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir beef, onion, and garlic in the hot skillet until browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes; drain and discard grease. Keep warm while preparing tostada shells.
  4. Brush oil over both sides of tortillas and arrange on a baking sheet.
  5. Bake tortillas in preheated oven until crisped on top, about 5 minutes. Flip tortillas and continue baking until other side crisps, 2 to 3 minutes more.
  6. Heat refried beans in a saucepan over medium-low, stirring regularly until hot, about 5 minutes.
  7. Divide refried beans between tostadas and spread over one side of each; spoon ground beef mixture over the beans. Top each tostada with lettuce, Cheddar cheese, and diced tomato.


  • Cook's Notes:
  • Additional garnishes for tostadas can include salsa, sour cream, guacamole, black olives, and Mexican-blend shredded cheese.
  • For fewer calories, omit the beef topping. Try cooked shredded chicken to make chicken tostadas.
  • If you like your ground beef a bit more spicy, add to the seasoning mix: 1 teaspoon chili powder (such as New Mexico powdered Chimayo), 1/2 teaspoon onion powder, 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder, 1/4 teaspoon paprika, 1/4 teaspoon seasoned salt (such as Lawry's(R), 1/4 teaspoon low-sodium beef bouillon granules, 1/8 teaspoon ground cumin, and 1/8 teaspoon sugar.

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Crispy Oven Beef & Bean Tostadas Haiku: "Well, I liked the beans, but they were just from a can. Could be simplified." I followed the recipe submitter's notes for "if you like your ground beef a...

This is my recipe and there is an error on the beans. It should read 2 cups of refried beans you make yourself (or 16 oz. can of refried beans.) However, the published version does not state yo...

Warning: These tostadas will spoil you. Try one, and you can't stop eating them. I used the spicy mix for the meat and it was very nice. I used handmade tortillas and homemade refried beans. Th...

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