Beef and Bean Tostadas

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.
  • Total Time 20 Minutes
  • Prep Time 20 Minutes
  • Servings 6
  • Ingredients 8


  • 1 (16-oz.) can Old El Paso™ Refried Beans
  • 1 (4.5-oz.) can Old El Paso™ Chopped Green Chiles, drained
  • 1 (12-count) pkg. tostada shells
  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1 (16-oz.) jar Old El Paso™ Homestyle Salsa
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded lettuce
  • 3 oz. (3/4 cup) shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 3/4 cup diced tomato


Step 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.

Step 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.

Step 3 Serve tostada shells topped with hot beef mixture, shredded lettuce, cheese, tomatoes and remaining salsa.


Calories400(Calories from Fat190),Total Fat21g(Saturated Fat8g,),Cholesterol60mgSodium1170mgTotal Carbohydrate31g(Dietary Fiber5g Sugars4g),Protein21g;% Daily Value*:Vitamin A20%;Vitamin C20%;Calcium15%;Iron20%; Exchanges:2 Starch; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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.