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Beef Tostadas Recipe

If you are looking to try something different from tacos, beef tostadas are the way to go. I had thought about using shredded beef instead of ground but using ground beef seemed so much easier. The best part about this recipe is the homemade taco seasoning mixture. The addition of cornstarch really gives it a great texture. We are also making homemade tostada shells from corn tortillas. These beef tostadas can be served with black olives, salsa, guacamole, and sour cream. Enjoy.

Prep time: 15 minutes Cook time: 30 minutes

Yield: (4 Servings)

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Beef Tostadas Recipe

  • Author: Bobby
  • Total Time: 30 minutes


  • 1 1/2lbs ground burger
  • 4 teaspoons dried minced onion
  • 3 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon oregano
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 8 corn tortillas
  • cooking spray
  • 1 (16 ounces) refried beans
  • shredded cheddar cheese
  • romaine lettuce (sliced)
  • tomatoes (diced)


  1. In a small bowl combine minced onion, chili powder, cornstarch, garlic powder, cumin, oregano, and pepper cayenne. Set aside. In a large skillet over medium high heat brown ground beef. Drain off excess fat and stir in taco seasoning mixture and a ½ cup of water. Simmer for 10 minutes or the liquid is absorbed and the mixture is thick. Set aside. In a small saucepan heat refried beans over low heat.
  2. To make tostada shells- Pre-heat the oven to 375 degrees. Spray tortillas on both sides with cooking spray and place onto a baking sheet. Place into the oven and bake turning once for 10 minutes or until crispy and light brown.
  3.  To assemble tostadas- spread a thin layer of refried beans on each tostada shell. Top with taco meat, cheese, lettuce, and tomato.
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Sunday 28th of October 2012

Dried mixed onion??? That is clearly not used in the pic in instructions. I will use it anyway. I'm sure the meat mixture will need a bit of salt too.


Tuesday 5th of June 2012

this looks so yummmy so goood food thumbs up you like rate & (im mexicana) so proud to be mexicana!!!! lol