Beef and Black Bean Tostadas

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A classic tostada is topped with refried beans, cheese, lettuce, salsa, and sour cream. These beef and black bean tostadas take the classic tostada up a notch. Not only is it topped with creamy refried beans, but it is also topped with a savory beefy black bean mixture.

With these you also need to add in cheese and sour cream. From there, you can add whatever other toppings you want on them. I didn’t use lettuce on these in the picture, simply because it would hide that beefy black bean mixture. Fresh chopped cilantro was added on top. Guacamole would also be a wonderful addition to this too.

Beef and Black Bean Tostadas | realmomkitchen.com

Beef and Black Bean Tostadas | realmomkitchen.com

Beef and Black Bean Tostadas

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  • ½ lb ground beef
  • 1 10 oz can diced tomatoes and green chiles, undrained
  • 1 15 oz can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 16 ounces refried beans, warmed
  • 8 tostada shells
  • Toppings ideas: shredded cheese blend shredded lettuce, salsa, sour cream, guacamole


  • In a large skillet, brown beef until fully cooked. Drain off any excess grease.
  • Stir in tomatoes and bring to a boil. Reduce to simmer. Simmer uncovered for 6-8 minutes until most of the liquid is absorbed. Stir in black beans and heat through.
  • To serve, spread refried beans over tostada shells. Top with beef mixture along with toppings as desired. Serves 4.
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Recipe adapted from Taste of Home.

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