Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 0 mins

Although tostadas do not typically have meat in them, this recipe does. Ground beef is usually used for tacos, refried beans in tostadas and a mixture of the two for burritos. I leave it up to you how you wish to enjoy your Mexican. Please feel free to take liberties with this recipe in regards to your own tastes.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook ground beef, onions, crushed red pepper, cumin and chili powder in a skillet until no longer pink, stirring to break into crumbles.
  2. Stir in refried beans.
  3. Place equal amounts of the beef and bean mixture on each tostada shell.
  4. Top with cheese, lettuce and tomato; dress tostada with the optional toppings of your choice.
Most Helpful

Simple and so delicious! I've made them several times and they are always a hit!

Phoebe85 September 16, 2013

It sounds like my favorite except I love mine with black beans instead of refried beans.

harleyrider1349 February 03, 2013