Beef and Bean Tostadas

Mexican dinner ready in 20 minutes! Serve tostadas made with Old El Paso® beans and chilies. Top it with beef mixture and lettuce flavored by salsa.
Prep 20 Minutes
Total Time 20 Minutes
Servings 6

Ingredient List

  • 1 can (16 oz) Old El Paso™ Traditional Refried Beans
  • 1 can (4 oz) Old El Paso™ Chopped Green Chiles, drained
  • 1 box (4.5 oz) Old El Paso™ Tostada Shells (12 Count)
  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1 (16-oz.) jar salsa
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded lettuce
  • 3 oz. (3/4 cup) shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 3/4 cup diced tomato
Recipe Continues Below


  1. Heat oven to 375°F. In medium bowl, combine beans and chiles; mix well. Spread 2 to 3 tablespoons bean mixture onto each tostada shell; place on ungreased large cookie sheet. Bake at 375°F. for 5 to 7 minutes or until hot.
  2. Meanwhile, in large skillet, brown ground beef; drain. Stir in 1 1/2 cups of the salsa. Cook over medium heat for 2 to 3 minutes or until thoroughly heated.
  3. Serve tostada shells topped with hot beef mixture, shredded lettuce, cheese, tomatoes and remaining salsa.

Expert Tips

  • Shred the lettuce, dice the tomato and shred the cheese; store them in separate plastic bags or small serving bowls in the refrigerator.
  • To let each person build an individual tostada, set out additional toppings such as chopped red or green bell pepper, sliced ripe olives, sliced jalapeño peppers and light sour cream.
  • Enjoy the tostadas with lime flavored sparkling water and end the meal with orange or lemon sorbet.


  • 1 Serving Calories 400 (Calories from Fat 190);  Total Fat 21g (Saturated Fat 8g);  Cholesterol 60mg;  Sodium 1170mg;  Total Carbohydrate 31g (Dietary Fiber 5g ,Sugars 4g);  Protein 21g
  • % Daily Value: Vitamin A 20%;  Vitamin C 20%;  Calcium 15%;  Iron 20%
  • Exchanges: 2 Starch;  2 Other Carbohydrate;  2 Fat
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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