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Black Bean and Beef Tostadas Recipe

Black Bean and Beef Tostadas Recipe

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. YIELD: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


  • 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.

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.