Greek Tostadas

"Well, sorta. Took a recipe and embellished it. The lamb meat can be omitted if you wish. Inspired by a recipe in Betty Crocker's Meatless Main Dishes. If you want to spice it up further, garnish with fresh minced hot peppers! A good way to use up leftover refried beans!"
 
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Ready In:
20mins
Ingredients:
18
Yields:
4 tostadas
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ingredients

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directions

  • Preheat oven to BROIL.
  • In a bowl, combine the cumin, oregano, chili powder, garlic powder, allspice and cinnamon with the refried beans.
  • Divide and spread the bean mixture on pita bread. Add the cooked lamb, if using.
  • Top with the bell pepper, diced tomato, green onion and cheese (use a combination of mizithra and cheddar if you want).
  • Broil for approximately 2-3 minutes, watching oven *carefully*.
  • Remove from oven and top with the lettuce and cilantro. Garnish with the salsa verde, sour cream and minced chili pepper, too!
  • Note: Yield is for tostadas without the optional meat. Half pound indicated in recipe is pre-cooked.

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Reviews

  1. lazyme
    Fun tostada. This was overloaded with goodies. I used some shredded leftover lamb shank, Greek pita bread, mizithra cheese (with a little cheddar) and Greek yogurt. It was hard to eat because it kept falling apart, but that may be because I loaded it up. lol. Thanks for sharing Cookgirl. Made for ZWT9.
     
  2. LifeIsGood
    Inventive and delicious recipe! All of the flavors complement eachother very nicely. My son couldn't get enough. Thank you for posting a winner! ~Made for Zee Zesties on the ZWT6~ I forgot to mention. Instead of serving the baby spinach on top of the tostada, I served it on the side as a salad. Yummy! :)
     
  3. evelynathens
    A new favourite at our place. The kids gobbled these tostadas up. I left out the refried beans and just went with the lamb, which was well-seasoned. I used the suggested combo of mizithra and cheddar for the cheese topping - cheddar has better 'melty' qualities, and my kids love it. Dolloped daintily with Greek yoghurt and sprinkled a little more oregano over. Delicious!
     
  4. Enjolinfam
    My DD's gobbled this up so fast for lunch today and then went for seconds! We loved it! We didn't add lamb, but used everything else. We even used both the mizthra cheese and feta and I had some leftover spinach leaves that went well with it too. We used the greek yogurt instead of sour cream, and pita bread instead of arabic. The only thing I thought of afterwards that would've been nice to add are some kalamata olives, so next time I think I'll add that to it. Thanks! Made for ZWT6 LOONEY SPOON PHOODIES!
     
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  1. Enjolinfam
    My DD's gobbled this up so fast for lunch today and then went for seconds! We loved it! We didn't add lamb, but used everything else. We even used both the mizthra cheese and feta and I had some leftover spinach leaves that went well with it too. We used the greek yogurt instead of sour cream, and pita bread instead of arabic. The only thing I thought of afterwards that would've been nice to add are some kalamata olives, so next time I think I'll add that to it. Thanks! Made for ZWT6 LOONEY SPOON PHOODIES!
     

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