Loaded Tostadas

Black bean tostadas assemble quickly and taste great for a light lunch or meatless meal, but for a hearty spring or summer supper we like to load ’em up!

A fun, filling alternative to the wimpy taco, this meal has the makings of a do-it-yourself buffet and is a great way for even my littles to help prepare their own supper.

Loaded Tostadas

  • oil
  • tortillas (I normally use flour tortillas, but tonight we used corn.  Both work great!)
  • taco seasoning
  • ground beef
  • onion
  • refried beans
  • black beans
  • cooked rice
  • lettuce
  • tomatoes
  • shredded cheddar or Mexican blend cheese
  • taco sauce or salsa
  • sour cream

Brown hamburger with onion.  Add taco seasoning and cook according to package directions.  Heat oil in a heavy skillet.  Fry tortillas in oil, about 20 seconds on each side.  Drain on a paper towel.  Load the tortilla with your favorite toppings!

Tip: We like to mix the refried beans and taco meat together to eliminate an assembly step and to help stretch the meat. If you keep them separate, spread the beans on before the meat. Much easier to spread that way.

Other tasty toppings:

  • sliced olives
  • guacamole
  • sliced green onions

What toppings do you enjoy on your tostadas?


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  1. We love tostadas!

  2. That looks so good! Thanks for the recipe and linking up to TMTT.

  3. Ok, we think alike. I have pictures on my camera that are almost identical to that. We LOVE Mexican and probably eat it more than anything else. Thanks for linking up to Tasty Tuesday.

  4. Your photos were great and the recipe made my mouth water! 🙂 What a yummy post for Tasty Tuesday!


  5. Looks delicious and so easy, my family would love it. Bookmarking it for a meal this week. Thank you so much!

    Kristin K

  6. This reminds me of a meal I don’t make often enough Yummm! Thanks for the reminder!

  7. These look really really good! It might be fun to put corn on them as a topping too.

  8. That looks awesome! Delicious! Thanks for posting this recipe. We love Mexican food.


  9. Those look delicious!

    Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  10. Wow, these look scrumptious! It is only 8 am in the morning, too. LOL! 😀

    Have a great Tuesday!

  11. Ok, I have to tell you, I LOVE tostadas, but have trouble finding the shells to make them with. I love your idea of frying them like a puffy taco. Great!


  12. This looks so good! Thanks for sharing

  13. I love anything Mexican! Your pics made my mouth water.

  14. This is making me so hungry, Amy!! I love refried beans – in fact I enjoy them just as much as meat ones. I love guacamole too. Avos are one of my favourite foods!

  15. Those look really good! Thanks for sharing!

  16. These look so good! I will definitely try these!

  17. My family loves tostadas and these look great!

  18. Making these tonight! Going to the grocery store momentarily. Thanks!

  19. The tostadas look yummy. I also love anything mexican food. I like them with beans and cheese, shredded lettuce and salsa. Mexican rice on the side a meal.

  20. made these last night…..very yummy!

  21. Delicious. I veggie-converted these

    Thanks for all you do!

    Kristi @
    Veggie Converter


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