This recipe is a variation of The Pioneer Woman’s beef and bean burritos. I love this dish because while simple, it reminds me of my Tex-Mex upbringing. If making for kids, take the spice down just a touch. I also halve the recipe for my family of 4. Recipe courtesy of thepioneerwoman.com.
- 2 lbs ground beef
- 1/2 whole onion
- 1 7 oz can El Pato tomato sauce
- salt and pepper, to taste
- cumin, oregano, chili powder, garlic, to taste
- 3/4 cup grated cheddar cheese
- 1 can refried beans
Brown ground beef with onion and season to taste. Pour in sauce and simmer over low heat. Add water if mixture gets too dry. Heat refried beans in a saucepan. Add cheese and stir in till melted. Keep warm. Spread a small amount of beans on each tostada. Add meat and sprinkle with grated cheddar. Broil until the cheese melts.