Mini Beef Tostadas Recipe

A baked open-faced mini taco topped with refried beans, Mom's taco meat, cheese and desired toppings.
  • Ready in: 30 minutes
  • Prep time: 30 minutes
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  • Servings: Makes 6 servings.

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  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • ⅔ cup water
  • 1 (15 ounce) can refried beans
  • 18 (4-inch) mini or 12 (6-inch) corn or flour tortillas
  • 2 cups shredded Mexican blend cheese
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • Toppings such as shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, sliced black olives, diced avocado or guacamole

cooking methods

  • Stovetop
  • Bake


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. In large skillet over medium-high heat, cook and crumble beef until no longer pink, about 6-8 minutes; drain off liquid. Add water and 2½ tablespoons Mom's Favorite Taco Seasoning. Simmer 5 minutes.
  2. In medium microwave-safe bowl, combine refried beans and 1½ teaspoons Mom's Favorite Taco Seasoning. Cover and microwave on HIGH 2-3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Place tortillas on 1-2 large baking sheets. Bake 5 minutes, turn over and bake 4 minutes. Remove from oven. Turn over again and spread with beans; top with taco meat and cheese. Continue baking 4-5 minutes or until cheese is nicely melted.
  4. Meanwhile, in small bowl, combine sour cream and remaining 1 tablespoon Mom's Favorite Taco Seasoning. Top tostadas with desired toppings and seasoned sour cream.

Makes 6 servings.

Serve with chips and salsa.

Wine Pairing: Pinot Grigio

Nutrition per Serving: (does not include optional toppings) Calories: 570 Total Fat: 29g Sat. Fat: 15g Cholest: 115mg Sodium: 900mg Carbs: 42g Fiber: 5g Sugar: 2g Protein: 29g

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Taco ‘bout a family hit! This dish was so delicious and very easy. It was a hit with my entire family!
Date published: 2020-12-30
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