Ground Beef Tostadas

Tostada Shells: 8 pieces or use corn tortillas, follow the tip below
Lean Ground Beef: 1 pound
Water: ⅓ cup
Taco Seasoning: 3 tablespoons
Refried Beans: 1 ½ cups
Suggested Toppings
Crunchy Greens: 2 cups of finely shredded iceberg lettuce
Fresh Tomatoes: 1 cup diced
Cheesy Goodness: 2 cups of shredded Mexican cheese blend
Extras: olives jalapenos, cilantro, diced red onions
Creaminess: ⅔ cup sour cream


Get Started: Preheat your oven to 350°F.
Cook the Beef: In a large pan, brown the ground beef, drain any excess fat, and then stir in water and taco seasoning. Let it simmer for about 5 minutes, or until nicely thickened.
Heat those Beans: While the meat cooks, heat your refried beans, either on the stovetop or in the microwave. Get your toppings ready, too!
Crisp the Shells: Place your tostada shells in the oven for 5 minutes or so, until they’re slightly crispy and smelling fantastic.
Layer It Up: Remove the shells from the oven and begin the fun part – layering! Start with the refried beans, followed by a spoonful of that savory ground beef, and finally, your chosen toppings.
Serve and Enjoy: Your Beef Tostadas are now ready to devour. Serve immediately and enjoy the flavor fiesta!
Corn Tortilla Tip: If using corn tortillas, preheat your oven to 375°F. Brush both sides with olive oil, sprinkle with salt, and bake for 4 minutes. Flip them over and bake for another 5-7 minutes until golden and crisp.Frying Option: You can also fry the tortillas in a shallow pan with a touch of oil until they’re perfectly crispy.