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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 reduced-fat Mexican cheese blend, shredded lettuce, salsa and sour cream


  • 1. In a large skillet, cook and crumble beef over medium-high heat until no longer pink, 4-6 minutes. 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. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

2 tostadas: 392 calories, 14g fat (4g saturated fat), 35mg cholesterol, 1011mg sodium, 46g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 10g fiber), 23g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 starch, 3 lean meat.

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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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