Monday, February 20, 2012

Black Bean Tostadas

It's been a long hard day at work, even the commute home was horrible.  It took me 1 hour to go 10 miles.

Needless to say when I got home it was late, hunger had set in, and I wanted something easy, fast, and satisfying.  Tall order huh?

Well I was inspired by a recipe I saw in one of my Cooking Light books for a tostada.  So I rooted around in the frig grabbing ingredients that included left over taco meat (yummy tacos we had yesterday!) and some spicy black bean dip we like, and decided to create a Black Bean Tostada.

Super easy to make, especially since most items are on hand.  This came together quick and I was pleasantly surprised that I was fulfilled, and satisfied.  It has both crunchy texture, and creamy flavors, plus spice that gives this a kick!  Yummy tummy!

So try this tostada version and take the easy road with something quick, delicious, and healthy.

Black Bean Tostadas

serves 4

2 cups of cooked taco meat, ground beef or turkey
1/2 spicy black bean dip
2 T salsa
2 T chopped cilantro
1/2 c sour cream
1/4 c chopped cilantro
2 T water
1/4 t black pepper
4 8" flour tortillas
Cooking spray
1 cup chopped mixed greens
1 avocado, sliced
Cilantro leaves (garnish, optional)

Preheat broiler.

In a skillet over medium heat add cooked taco meat, black bean dip, salsa and cilantro.  Heat, stirring until heated through, about 2 minutes.  

In a small bowl combine sour cream, cilantro, water, and black pepper.  Mix until well combined.  Set aside.

Spray both sides of tortillas with cooking spray and place flat, in a single layer, on a baking sheet.  Broil on first side until crisp, about 30 sec-1 min.  Flip over and cook the second side until crisp.  Watch closely so tortillas don't burn.

Divide the black bean topping among the 4 tortillas. Top each with lettuce.  Drizzle with sour cream mixture.  Top with avocado slices and cilantro.  Serve.  


  1. Yummy...I love that you used beans! Thanks so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday :)

  2. Oh yum. I'm making this for lunch, now. I'm stopping by via the blog hop. So nice to meet you. I'm a new follower :)




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