Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Tostadas for dinner?

We have had some corn tortillas in my fridge for a while.  You know that package that gets moved every time you need something from in there?  I had originally bought these because I love corn tortillas but found out that the rest of the family does not :(  The other day I finally got to the point where I need to use these up and some other things that I had in my fridge as well!

These were really just a meal of leftovers that worked out to tummy stuffing, yummy, perfection!




Corn tortillas (2 for each tostada)
oil for frying
1 lb ground beef
taco seasoning
refried beans
green chilies
iceberg lettuce, shredded
cheddar cheese, shredded
onion, chopped
sour cream
guacamole (I just mashed up some avocados added salt, pepper, garlic powder and some lime juice this time!)
jalapenos, chopped
green onions, chopped
cilantro, chopped


  1. Heat the oil for frying the corn tortillas in a large deep sided pot.  Cook each tortilla individually until puffed up and crispy.  Transfer to a cooling rack to cool an drain.They are now tostada shells.
  2. Brown the ground beef and add taco seasoning to taste and 1/4 water and reduce heat and simmer for about 5 minutes.
  3. Heat the refried beans with the green chilies. 

To Assemble:

  1. Place one tostada shell on a plate and spread with some refried beans (this is all done to taste so I am not going to give you actual measurements for the assembly!), ground beef mixture, and some cheese.
  2. Top with another tostada shell and spread more beans and beef.
  3. For the topping just add what you like using the ingredients and the picture above as a guide.  I sprinkled cheese, lettuce, onion, sour cream, guacamole, jalapenos, green onions and chopped cilantro.

These were a delicious and speedy week night meal.  The time comes in the assembly but that can be done quickly as well!!!

As Always…

Happy Entertaining!!!



Ria Mathew said...

Looks yumm!!! :)

Thistlemoon said...

I agree, those look so good - talk about satisfying!

Patsyk said...

They look delicious! Even better that you were able to use ingredients on hand to help clean out the fridge!

Bob said...

Holy crap, that looks wicked good.

justeatfood said...

My clean out the fridge meals don't ususally turn out that awesome. YUM...

Cathy - wheresmydamnanswer said...

Incredible~~That is my kind of meal!

Deeba PAB said...

Fill it up, Judy, that's the way I like it! YUM!!

Jeff said...

I never really ever use ground beef. Mainly it is a meatloaf/meatballs/burger thing. However, love this idea!! Plus corn tortillas...drooll......

Quick, simple, and delicious is a beautiful combination.

Maria said...

Love all of the toppings!

Jen said...

So funny, Judy - I had a similar dinner two nights ago for the same reasons! I'll be posting it shortly. I love it when you can kind of pull together random things and it works out well.

Kevin said...

I've got a package of tortillas just like that in my freezer. I'm having duck tonight, but a tostada might be perfect tomorrow night. Of course that's only two tortillas out of a package of 50, well, probably 42 now.

Peter M said...

Are you kidding? I want this for brunch...just debating whether a Corona before lunch is a good idea!

Anonymous said...

Oh that looks absolutely delightful! I would eat this for several dinners in a row! Not to mention breakfast, lunch, and snacks!

s. stockwell said...

This is such a favorite in our area! and we just run out and buy them but it's very important to be able to save money and make all our favorites at home...this is a great post. best, s

RecipeGirl said...

I've always got a package of those lying around in my fridge too!! Good idea for using them up. Hope you've been having a great summer !

Colleen said...

Yum Yum! I am going to be making these this weekend! Thanks for sharing.

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Jersey Girl Cooks said...

Wow, these look so good piled with all the stuff Im like.

test it comm said...

That looks so tasty! I like all of the green on it!