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Ground Beef Tostadas


Posted: February 12

Time: 40 minutes

Yield: 8 servings

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Some meals are so good you just want to eat the bowl as well. Ground Beef Tostadas, packed with the wonderful meaty flavor of tacos, lets you do exactly that with a crispy tortilla bowl. With all the crunch and fun toppings of a traditional taco, Ground Beef Tostadas provide the seasoned sensation in a crackling shell. Bite into the bountiful flavors!


Ingredients

For the tostadas:
1 pound lean ground beef
1/3 cup water
3 tablespoons taco seasoning
1 1/2 cups refried beans
8 tostada shells
For the optional toppings:
1 cup tomatoes, diced
2 cups cheese, of your preference, shredded or crumbled
2/3 cup sour cream
lettuce, to taste
onions, to taste
olives, to taste
jalapenos, to taste
cilantro, to taste
red onions, to taste

Directions

Step 1

Set your oven to 350 degrees F.

Step 2

Cook the beef into a large pan until the beef is browned, about 6-8 minutes.

Step 3

Drain off the fat.

Step 4

Add in the water and the taco seasoning.

Step 5

Simmer the beef with the water and seasoning until it has thickened, about 5 minutes.

Step 6

At the same time, heat up the refried beans in a skillet over the stove-top.

Step 7

Put the tostada shells into the oven and bake them until the shells are warm and fragrant, about 5 minutes.

Step 8

Lightly spoon the heated refried beans into the tostada shells.

Step 9

Add in the beef and your favorite toppings. Serve immediately.


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