Hot Eats and Cool Reads: 15 Minute Ground Beef and Bean Tostadas Recipe

Jun 29, 2015

15 Minute Ground Beef and Bean Tostadas Recipe

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One of the fastest weeknight meals you can make and absolutely delicious!

One of the fastest weeknight meals you can make and absolutely delicious! 15 Minute Ground Beef and Bean Tostadas from Hot Eats and Cool Reads


I know all of you can relate... fierce Mexican food cravings. A visit to the local Mexican restaurant wasn't enough to satisfy my craving, so I whipped up a new and fast recipe at home to complete my 2 day Mexican food feast!


I know, recipes like these aren't truly Mexican, more like Mexican American, but still very delicious! I was browsing through an old church cookbook and stumbled across the recipe that inspired this one. I always have ground beef in the freezer that I buy in bulk from my favorite meat market, so the rest of the ingredients came from the fridge and pantry after my Aldi trip last week!

These tostadas are done in 15 minutes, from start to finish. I prep all my toppings while the beef is browning, then assemble after the beef and bean mixture is done. I used canned refried beans, but if you make your own from scratch, definitely use them instead! This meal is filling and super reasonable to make! This will be going into the regular recipe rotation!

What's your favorite Mexican meal?

15 Minute Ground Beef and Bean Tostadas
by Sheena
Ingredients (6 Tostadas)
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 cup onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1- 16 ounce can refried beans
  • salt and pepper, as needed
  • 6 or more tostadas
  • toppings of your choice
Instructions
In a skillet, brown ground beef, onion, and garlic until ground beef is cooked through. Stir in the cumin, chili powder, salt and pepper, then add refried beans. Stir to combine and heat through, about 5 minutes.
Spread beef and bean mixture onto the tostada, then top with toppings of your choice. We used cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomato, red onion and cilantro. Serve immediately.
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One of the fastest weeknight meals you can make and absolutely delicious! 15 Minute Ground Beef and Bean Tostadas from Hot Eats and Cool Reads

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One of the fastest weeknight meals you can make and absolutely delicious! 15 Minute Ground Beef and Bean Tostadas from Hot Eats and Cool Reads
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4 comments:

  1. These sound delicious. I may have to go home and make these tonight for dinner. They sound cool and flavorful. Thanks for sharing.

    Linda

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  2. 15 minutes?? Now this is my kind of meal! :) And it looks delicious too!

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  3. This is the kind of dinner I love on a Friday night. Everyone will like it plus it is quick and easy

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  4. This brings back fond memories, my Mom would cook these for us but she would fry the corn tortilla on both sides until stiff, place on paper to absorb the oil an we, the kids would put on the rest. I am from Texas and we used variations of these, some with Mexican Chorizo incorporated into the refried beans, chicken or pulled pork variations and Shrimp, for vegans use refried beans not cooked in fat and put Pico de Gallo on your lettuce. These are very versatile and my favorite part is the use of various cheeses. Thanks for the recipe and memories!

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