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Beef Tostadas

These quick and easy beef tostadas are a real crowd-pleaser. Made with ground beef, refried beans, and all the fixings. Serve with lime wedges, hot sauce, extra sour cream and you're in business! 
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Entree
Cuisine: American, Tex Mex
Servings: 4
Calories: 393kcal


  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 green chilies chopped
  • 1 tsp granulated garlic
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder optional
  • 1/4 cup tomato sauce
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 4 tostadas
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • shredded lettuce
  • tomatoes
  • sour cream
  • shredded cheese
  • instant pot refried beans or canned


  • Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onions and green chilies and cook for 3-4 minutes. Stir in the garlic and cook for 20 seconds or until fragrant.
  • Stir in the ground beef and let it brown completely. Once browned, add the cumin, granulated garlic, onion powder, chili powder, oregano, tomato sauce, salt, and pepper.
  • Cook for 20 minutes, uncovered, stirring occasionally. Check for seasoning.
  • Add about 1/4 cup of refried beans to each tostada, 3-4 tbsp of beef on top, and serve with all the fixings!


If you don't have tostadas on hand, use soft tortillas or tortilla chips. 
Don't feel like making refried beans from scratch? Purchase some canned refried beans at your local supermarket. 


Calories: 393kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 81mg | Sodium: 348mg | Potassium: 439mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 166IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 45mg | Iron: 3mg