Black Bean Tostada

Recipe by MsBindy
READY IN: 35mins




  • Pour vegetable oil in a skillet to about 1/2 inch depth.
  • Heat until the oil is hot.
  • Fry the tortillas, one at a time, for about a minute on each side until they are crisp.
  • Drain the tortillas on paper towels and set aside.
  • To make the black beans, saute the onions, garlic, cumin, coriander, and chiles in teh oil using a large skillet until the onions are soft and translucent, about 5-10 minutes.
  • Add the drained black beans to the skillet. Mash with a potato masher or spoon until most of the beans are mashed.
  • Add the tomatoes and orange juice.
  • Cover and simmer on very low heat for 5-10 minutes. Add salt to taste.
  • For the quacamole, slice the avocados in half.
  • Remove the pits and scoop out the avocado flesh with a spoon.
  • In a mixing bowl, mash the avocado until fairly smooth.
  • Add the garlic, lemon juice, and salt to taste.
  • Or use a food processor for a very smooth guacamole.
  • To layer the tostadas: Start with a crisp tortilla, cover it generously with shredded lettuce and then black beans, topped with grated cheese, guacamole, and salta. Top with a dollop of sour cream.