It’s no secret I love Mexican food! (Um how many ways did I make tacos again?! hmmm) Tostadas are one of my favorite dishes, but when you are trying to cut out the carbs its hard since the primary part of the dish is the crispy tortilla underneath. U N T I L N O W ! ! !
I have been working on this dish for about a week now, trying to reach the right consistency and accomplish want I wanted to deliver on this recipe.. I went through alot of beans for this one ladies and gents, I hope you love it 😉
Casey’s Black Bean Tostada – Recipe Corner
1 15 oz can of black beans, not drained
1 tablespoon of flour
1 tablespoon of corn starch
1/4 teaspoon of paprika
salt and pepper
If you would like to make them as pictured-
1/2 lb of ground beef
1/4 teaspoon of smoked paprika
1/4 teaspoon of chili powder
1/8 teaspoon of salt
1/8 teaspoon of black pepper
1/3 cup of thin sliced red onion
12 thin slices of plum tomato
1 cup of shredded lettuce
4 tablespoons of sour cream
1 avocado cut into slices
8 tablespoons of chunky salsa
1. Combine all ingredients for the tostada into your food processor and pulse until combined. In a small frying pan, heat enough olive oil to cover the bottom of the pan and over medium high heat. Pour 1/2 cup of mixture into pan. These will cook just like pancakes, cook it until the bubbles and craters form. Using a spatula, flip over gently and cook on other side. Remove from pan, sprinkle with salt and pepper, and let it cool on a paper towel. Continue this with the rest of your mixture.
2. Place your ground beef in a skillet over medium high heat, cook breaking apart with a spoon or spatula. Evenly brown and coat with seasonings.
3. To make them as pictured, evenly distribute your toppings over the top of the tostadas.
There you go folks, all the fun of a tostada with none of the bad tortilla 😉
The beans are amazing too, crispy outside but the inside stayed mashed up and soft. So basically you have refried beans in the dish without even trying!
I hope you try this recipe, and others!
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