Beef and Bean Tostadas

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

  • 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
  • tostadas

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.

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