Recta De Tostadas

A passion for cooking was handed down to me through the generations, from my grandparents to my mother and father, then from my parents to me. To share it with my husband and my own children has been one of life’s great joys.

by Brenda Sears

Tostados are a Sears family favorite. A tostada is a crispy, flat corn tortilla layered with all kinds of different toppings. For a quick and easy weeknight meal, pile the tostadas with these or any of your own favorite toppings and enjoy.


· 8 tostada shells*
· ½ cup of refried beans
· 1 lb. of cooked ground beef or other meat of your choice
· 1 cup of shredded lettuce
· ½ cup of tomatoes
· ½ cup of onions
· ½ cup of shredded cheese of your choice
· 2 slices of avocado per tostada

* You can fry corn tortillas yourself or buy premade packaged tostadas, usually found in the tortilla section of the grocery store.

“I actually didn’t start “cooking” until I was in college. I learned by making lots of phone calls to my mom.”

Brenda Sears


  1. Spread store-bought tostados on baking sheet and  heat at 350°F for 4-5 minutes.
  2. Cook ground beef (seasoned with salt and pepper or garlic salt to taste) until done. Remove grease.
  3. Heat refried beans until warmed through.
  4. Assemble the tostadas:
    a. Spread thin layer of refried beans over tostada shell.
    b. Top with spoonful of ground beef, lettuce, tomatoes or salsa, onions, cheese and avocado.
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