Crispy baked corn tortillas topped with beans and rice, cheese, and other toppings.
(Please don't mind that the corn tortillas are broken...sometimes it happens to the last ones left at the end of the pack and I wasn't going to throw them away.)
I love all things taco related. So when there were only 2 corn tortilla and some Cinnamon Spice Fish Tacos remnants left at the end of the week, I made tostadas for lunch. Tostadas don't have to be just for lunch. They are quite filling and you can top them with just about anything making them great for any meal. But for these tostadas, I didn't want to waste any of my leftovers so they are topped with beans and rice, cheese, cabbage, cilantro, and avocado sauce.
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These are delicious enough to make beans and rice just specifically for tostadas (not just to use up leftovers) and you could add any other toppings you prefer (lettuce, tomatoes, sour cream, guacamole, just about anything you have on hand). Beans and rice make these tostadas an inexpensive and vegetarian meal (omit the cheese and sour cream and this would be vegan too).
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Beans and Rice TostadasCook time: 15 minutes
Servings: 1 (2 tostadas)
2 corn tortillas
1 tsp olive oil
1 cup beans and rice *see note below
1/4 cup shredded cheese
Cabbage slaw (optional)
Avocado Lime Dressing or Avocado Sour Cream (optional)
Preheat oven to 400 Fahrenheit
Lightly brush the tortillas with oil (or if you have spray oil spritz them). Lay them on a baking sheet and bake at 400 F for about 10 minutes until lightly browned and crispy. I just used my toaster oven...no need to heat up the big oven for only 2 tostadas (I love my toaster oven)
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*Note: the beans and rice can be any kind of beans and rice such as my Black Beans and Rice, Red Beans and Rice, Bean and Rice (Taco Salad), or just simply a can of beans cooked with a cup of dry rice + water, a can of tomatoes, and your favorite spices.
Sprinkle a couple of tablespoons of cheese (more or less to your liking) on top of the beans and rice.
Then, broil for a couple of minutes until the beans and rice are re-heated and the cheese is melted.
Top with any optional ingredients or any toppings you choose. Some ideas are lettuce, tomatoes, onions, jalapenos, salsa, and/or guacamole.
Makes 1 serving of 2 tostadas. You can easily multiply this recipe to feed more.
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