These Beef Tostadas are super easy to make. The only thing easier than making tostadas is making tacos. Actually, Tostadas remind me of flat hard tacos.
This tostada recipe is about as basic as you can get. It is so versatile that you can use, omit, or substitute almost every single ingredient included with this recipe except for the tostada shell itself.
You could easily substitute the ground beef for some ground turkey. Instead of using a yellow onion, you could add some diced green chilies to the meat mixture once cooked.
If you don't have any tostada shells on hand, don't worry. You can crisp up some corn tortillas in the oven or an air fryer if you have one.
You could also fry them up in a skillet with some oil. In a pinch, you could use flour tortillas but you really won't be staying true to authentic tostadas.
To make your own tostada shells, spray both sides of the tortillas with cooking spray. Place on a baking sheet and bake at 350°F for 10 minutes or until browned.
And finally, when it comes to the toppings, make it the way you like it! Use some Garlic Lime Crema instead of sour cream. Add some diced tomatoes or try some crumbled queso fresco instead of shredded cheese.
When using refried beans in a recipe, I like to add a teaspoon of taco seasoning to add a little more flavor. I started doing this when I first started making my Corn Burritos with Red Sauce but this is totally optional. I can simply use the beans right out of the can if you want.
📋 Gather your Ingredients
You will need the following ingredients to make this Beef Tostadas recipe (see recipe card for quantities): Refried Beans, Lean Ground Beef, Yellow Onion, Taco Seasoning, Tostada Shells, Lettuce, Salsa, Sour Cream, Mexican Blend Cheese and Hot Sauce.
🥣 How to make Beef Tostadas
In a large skillet, heat the oil. Add the onions and ground beef. Cook until browned. Drain the fat.
Add 1 tablespoon of taco seasoning mix to the meat mixture. Stir until well combined.
In a medium bowl, mix together refried beans and 1 teaspoon of taco seasoning.
Spread some refried beans on a tostada shell. Top with beef mixture.
Add toppings of your choice.
Easy Beef Tostadas
- Bowl for Mixing
- 16 oz Refried Beans
- 1 lb Lean Ground Beef
- 1 Cup Yellow Onion, diced
- 1 tablespoon Taco Seasoning, + 1 teaspoon for Refried Beans
- Tostada Shells
- Lettuce, shredded
- Sour Cream
- Mexican Blend Cheese
- Hot sauce
- In a large skillet, heat the oil. Add the onions and ground beef. Cook until browned. Drain the fat.
- Add 1 tablespoon of taco seasoning mix to the meat mixture. Stir until well combined.
- In a medium bowl, mix together refried beans and 1 teaspoon of taco seasoning.
- Spread some refried beans on a tostada shell. Top with beef mixture.
- Add toppings of your choice.
Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.