Easy Beef Tostadas

A super simple recipe for making Beef Tostadas at home. Great recipe for those busy week nights when you need to feed the family.

easy beef tostadas

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.

easy beef tostadas

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.

easy beef tostadas

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.

easy beef tostadas

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.

stacked tostada shells
Stacked Tostada Shells

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.

food on plate

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.

delicious meal

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.

mccormick taco seasoning

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.

  1. In a large skillet, heat the oil. Add the onions and ground beef. Cook until browned. Drain the fat.
  2. Add 1 tablespoon of taco seasoning mix to the meat mixture. Stir until well combined.
  3. In a medium bowl, mix together refried beans and 1 teaspoon of taco seasoning.
  4. Spread some refried beans on a tostada shell. Top with beef mixture.
  5. Add toppings of your choice.

Printable Recipe Card

Easy Beef Tostadas

Easy Beef Tostadas

A super simple recipe for making Beef Tostadas at home. Great recipe for those busy week nights when you need to feed the family.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 8
Calories 124 kcal

Equipment

  • Skillet
  • Bowl for Mixing

Ingredients
 

  • 16 oz Refried Beans
  • 1 lb Lean Ground Beef
  • 1 Cup Yellow Onion, diced
  • 1 Tbsp Taco Seasoning, + 1 Tsp for Refried Beans
  • Tostada Shells
Toppings (optional)
  • Lettuce, shredded
  • Salsa
  • Sour Cream
  • Mexican Blend Cheese
  • Hot sauce

Instructions
 

  • 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.

Notes

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.

Nutrition

Calories: 124kcalCarbohydrates: 8gProtein: 15gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 35mgSodium: 389mgPotassium: 225mgFiber: 3gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 77IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 28mgIron: 2mg

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.

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  1. Sherry says:

    These Easy Beef Tostadas are to die for. They are very easy to make. The refried beans really gives this recipe a delicious taste. This recipe is a 10 in my book.