Yesterday I shared with you how to make refried beans.  They are just one of the steps in making another yummy Tex-Mex staple – the tostada.

There is an art to making the perfect tostada.  Here are the ingredients:

Tostada shells (although it is perfectly fine to fry your own using corn tortillas)
2 lbs. ground beef
1 lb. chorizo
refried beans
1 large baked potato, cubed
1 small can peas & carrots
and the optional tomatoes, salsa or pico de gallo

First cook your ground beef and chorizo.  While it’s cooking, you can cut up your potato, chop your lettuce, and grate your cheese (if necessary).

Once the meat is cooked, mix in the potatoes, peas & carrots.

This is the same meat mixture I use when I make beef enchiladas as well.  You can also use leftovers for a yummy taco salad.

Next it’s time to make an assembly line.  Warm your tostadas in the oven just a bit, then set up your station:

First go the beans:

Next the meat:

Then the lettuce, followed by the cheese:

You can end here, or you can add tomatoes, salsa or pico de gallo.  I had some green sauce (salsa verde) made from the previous night, so I drizzled a bit on mine.  Guacamole would also be great.

And there you have it ~ the perfect tostada.  Good thing I had leftovers.  These pictures are making me hungry!

~Mama Tutu

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One Response to Tostadas

  1. L. G. Odom February 5, 2012 at 1:41 pm #

    Hi Laura, You did good. It was making me hungry too.

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