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Mexican Bean Tostadas - How to Make Tostadas


  • 4 corn tortillas
  • 1-2 Tbsp canola or vegetable oil
  • About 1 cup spicy beans
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • 1 15 0z can petite diced tomatoes (or 1 large tomato, seeded and diced)
  • About 1 cup shredded cheese, cheddar or Mexican blend


  • Place about 1 Tbsp oil into a skillet and turn up the heat. Once the oil is hot, add 1 corn tortilla at a time. Flip when it bubbles and the edges turn brown. Set aside to cool. Repeat with the remaining tortillas.
  • Blend up the spicy beans. (3 cans pinto beans well drained, 1 can Rotel diced tomatoes with green chilies, 1 tsp ground cumin and 3 garlic cloves. Stream in a little olive oil if you need to.)
  • Once the tostadas have cooled slightly and have hardened, add some spicy beans on top. Top with diced avocado, diced tomatoes, and shredded cheese.
  • If you want melted cheese, microwave for 45 seconds - 1 minute.
  • Other topping options...taco meat, shredded chicken, beans, shrimp...lettuce, tomatoes, corn, peppers, salsa roja, salsa verde, fresh cilantro, sour cream, cheese!
  • Enjoy!