Black Bean and Beef Tostadas Recipe
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Black Bean and Beef Tostadas Recipe

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Just a handful of ingredients add up to one of our family’s favorites. Also easy to double for company! —Susan Brown, Kansas City, Kansas
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1/2 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 1 can (10 ounces) diced tomatoes and green chilies, undrained
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (16 ounces) refried beans, warmed
  • 8 tostada shells
  • Optional toppings: shredded lettuce, shredded reduced-fat Mexican cheese blend, sour cream and/or salsa

Nutritional Facts

2 tostadas (calculated without toppings) equals 390 calories, 11 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 44 mg cholesterol, 944 mg sodium, 49 g carbohydrate, 12 g fiber, 24 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 starch, 3 lean meat


  1. In a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Stir in tomatoes. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 6-8 minutes or until most of the liquid is evaporated. Stir in black beans; heat through.
  2. Spread refried beans over tostada shells. Top with beef mixture. Serve with toppings of your choice. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Black Bean and Beef Tostadas in Healthy Cooking October/November 2011, p59

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Reviewed Jan. 16, 2015

"I have fixed this several times and hubby an I really like it. It's fast and easy to fix. It's great for a busy night. Pair this with a salad and you are good to go."

Reviewed Oct. 17, 2011

"This recipe was very good and easy to throw together. Used ground turkey, added taco seasoning to meat mixture and spicy refried beans to spice it up!"

Reviewed Sep. 29, 2011

"This was very easy and delicious!"

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