Black Bean and Beef Tostadas

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


4 servings

Updated: Dec. 20, 2022
You only need a handful of ingredients to make one of our family’s favorites. It's also easy to double for company! —Susan Brown, Kansas City, Kansas
Black Bean and Beef Tostadas Recipe photo by Taste of Home


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


  1. In a large skillet, cook beef over medium-high heat until no longer pink, 4-6 minutes; breaking up beef into crumbles. Stir in tomatoes; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, until liquid is almost evaporated, 6-8 minutes. Stir in black beans; heat through.
  2. To serve, spread refried beans over tostada shells. Top with beef mixture; add toppings as desired.

Nutrition Facts

2 tostadas: 392 calories, 14g fat (4g saturated fat), 35mg cholesterol, 1011mg sodium, 46g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 10g fiber), 23g protein.