Sunday, September 8, 2013

Tostadas



Ingredients:
  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 2 teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder (store bought, Chili Seasoning Mix or your own recipe)
  • 1 (15 ounce) can refried beans
  • 4 tostadas or 4 corn tortillas
  • 1/2 cup shredded monterey jack cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 medium Tomatoes, seeded and diced
  • 2 cups shredded Lettuce
  • Optional Toppings
  • salsa or pico de gallo
  • jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
  • onion, minced
  • green onions or scallion, chopped
  • fresh cilantro, chopped
  • Avocado, diced
  • guacamole
  • sour cream



Directions:

  1. Cook ground beef, onions, crushed red pepper, cumin and chili powder in a skillet until no longer pink, stirring to break into crumbles.
  2. Stir in refried beans.
  3. Place equal amounts of the beef and bean mixture on each tostada shell.
  4. Top with cheese, lettuce and tomato; dress tostada with the optional toppings of your choice.




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