Tostada Recipe

Perfect for an easy meal at home or a large gathering, these vegetarian tostadas are ideal for any occasion...

Ingredients

  • 1 large whole tomato, diced
  • 1 cup lettuce, crisp
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 8 tortillas corn tortillas
  • 1/2 cup corn oil
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese
  • 15 ounces refried beans
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 cup guacamole

Directions

  1. Prepare the toppings first: dice tomatoes, chop lettuce, prepare guacamole, and chop cilantro. Place all toppings in individual bowls for a topping bar.
  2. Heat refried beans over low heat, slowly, stirring often. When refried beans have reached desired temperature, cover pan with a lid and turn heat to lowest simmer possible to just keep warm.
  3. Line a plate with several sheets of paper towel and set to the side of the stove.
  4. Heat oil in a large frying pan to 350°F. Dip a corn tortilla in just a bit - if it bubbles and fries, the oil is ready. Fry corn tortillas one by one, flipping them after 30 seconds or so. They should be golden brown and crispy when removed from the oil.
  5. Use tongs to remove the tortilla from the oil, letting excess drip down into the pan before placing the tortilla on the paper towels to drain. Repeat until all 8 tortillas are cooked.

To assemble the tostadas:

  1. Take a cooked tortilla and spoon 2-3 tablespoons of refried beans on it.
  2. Sprinkle with cheese, lettuce, and tomato.
  3. Top with spoonfuls of guacamole and sour cream, and top that with chopped cilantro. Eat immediately.

Notes

1. To make a non-vegetarian version of this dish, simply add your favorite taco-flavored meat on top of the refried beans, before the other two.
2. Want to make the guacamole or refried beans on your own? Give it a shot via this refried beans recipe and this guacamole recipe. Enjoy!

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 Tostadas
Servings Per Recipe 8

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 183
Calories 337

% Daily Value*
35%
Total Fat 23g
27%
  Saturated Fat 5g
10%
Sodium 236mg
7%
Total Carbohydrate 22g
5%
  Dietary Fiber 4g
  Sugars 1g
11%
Protein 5g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.

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