El Zorro's Tostadas

Lynnda Cloutier


ready made flat corn tostada shells can be purchased in the Hispanic section of your market.

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2 cups refried beans
4 corn tortillas
1/2 cup salsa
1 lb. lean ground beef
1/4 cup chopped onions
1 cup tomato sauce
1/8 tsp. each cumin, pepper
1 tsp. each salt, chili powder
oil for deep frying
2 cups shredded lettuce
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 cup sour cream
4 black olives, pitted

Directions Step-By-Step

Put the lean ground beef and chopped onions in skillet over medium heat. Break up meat and fry til brown. Drain grease. Add the tomato sauce, cumin, pepper, salt and chili powder and stir 10 minutes til meat mixture thickens.
Heat oil in skillet. Put tortilla in hot oil and fry on both sides 1 minute til golden and crispy to make tostada. Drain on paper towels. Repeat process with remaining tostadas
Spoon a layer of warm beans, meat mixture, lettuce and salsa on tostadas.top with cheese, sour cream and olive. Serves 4

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef
Regional Style: Mexican