Super Quick Mexican Tostadas Recipe Video

In this video, Betty demonstrates how to make her Tasty Mexican Tostadas. These are crisp tortilla shells, topped with refried beans, a spicy Mexican-style sauce, shredded Cheddar cheese, shredded lettuce, and chopped tomatoes. It is a great party food—you might want to consider serving it at a game day party! It is also an appealing and hearty meal, but it is easily put together and easily served. Don't forget this tasty treat at Super Bowl time!


Preparation Time15 MinCooking Time15 Min
Ready In30 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexJust EnjoyServings4
DishMain Ingredient,


 Store bought tostada shells12
 Lean ground beef1 Pound (May Use 1 Pound Of Chicken Breast Meat, Cooked In 2 Tablespoons Of Butter Or Olive Oil)
 Chopped onion1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
 Salsa2 Cup (32 tbs) (Pre-Made Jarred - Any Brand, Hot Or Mild)
 Taco seasoning1 1⁄4 Ounce (Any Brand)
 Refried beans16 Ounce, heated (1 Can)
 Lettuce3 Cup (48 tbs), shredded (Fresh)
 Tomatoes3 Medium, chopped
 Finely shredded cheddar cheese3 Cup (48 tbs)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 1130 Calories from Fat 354

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 59 g90.7%

Saturated Fat 26.3 g131.3%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 160.3 mg

Sodium 3020.9 mg125.9%

Total Carbohydrates 92 g30.6%

Dietary Fiber 15.6 g62.2%

Sugars 11.7 g

Protein 58 g115.3%

Vitamin A 134% Vitamin C 60.6%

Calcium 90% Iron 106.6%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Heat tostada shells at 350 degrees for about 5 minutes. (I placed my on an oiled baking pan, but the oil is not necessary.) In a large skillet, cook 1 pound ground beef (or chicken) with ¼ cup chopped onion until browned and cooked through. Drain, if needed. Add 2 cups salsa and 1 package taco seasoning mix. Simmer, uncovered, over low heat for about 10 minutes. Now assemble your tostadas: Spread about 1 tablespoon of heated refried beans on each tostada shell. Spoon about ½ cup of hot beef (or chicken) mixture on top of that. Sprinkle finely shredded Cheddar cheese on top of the hot beef (or chicken) mixture. Next, top with shredded lettuce and chopped tomatoes, as desired. Place tostadas in a single layer on a large platter to serve. This is *perfect* for a Super Bowl (or other game) party! Enjoy!!! --Betty
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Editors Review

Looking for a recipe that is high on flavor and low on effort? Then you have found your perfect match. Betty’s Mexican tostadas are fun to make and eat. Agreed, this Mexican feast is a bit of a calorie splurge. But then the indulgence is totally worth it! Stream the video recipe to learn how to make tasty and quick tostadas at home.