Crispy Oven Beef-and-Bean Tostadas

Crispy Oven Beef-and-Bean Tostadas

A healthier way to make tostadas and better tasting. The simple secret to making crispy tostadas is baking the corn tortillas instead of frying.
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  • Serves: 6 persons



  1. Step 1

    Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  2. Step 2

    Mix garlic salt, onion powder, garlic powder, cumin, and black pepper together in a small bowl.
  3. Step 3

    Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir beef, onion, and garlic in the hot skillet until browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes; drain and discard grease. Keep warm while preparing tostada shells.
  4. Step 4

    Brush oil over both sides of tortillas and arrange on a baking sheet.
  5. Step 5

    Bake tortillas in preheated oven until crisped on top, about 5 minutes. Flip tortillas and continue baking until other side crisps, 2 to 3 minutes more.
  6. Step 6

    Heat refried beans in a saucepan over medium-low, stirring regularly until hot, about 5 minutes (see Cook's Note).
  7. Step 7

    Divide refried beans between tostadas and spread over one side of each; spoon ground beef mixture over the beans. Top each tostada with lettuce, Cheddar cheese, and diced tomato.