Tostada Recipe


Preparation Time10 MinCooking Time5 Min
Ready In15 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexAverageServings2
MethodMain Ingredient
Interest Group


 Margarine/Butter1 Teaspoon
 Cornstarch1⁄4 Teaspoon
 Chopped green pepper1 Tablespoon
 Finely chopped onion2 Teaspoon
 Garlic powder1 Dash
 Ground cumin1 Dash
 Shredded cooked pork/Beef1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
 Chopped tomato3 Tablespoon
 Salt1⁄8 Teaspoon
 Taco shell1 (Tostada)
 Shredded monterey jack cheese2 Tablespoon

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 191 Calories from Fat 103

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 12 g18.2%

Saturated Fat 4.2 g21%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 20.7 mg

Sodium 407.5 mg17%

Total Carbohydrates 15 g4.9%

Dietary Fiber 1.9 g7.6%

Sugars 1.4 g

Protein 8 g15.1%

Vitamin A 9.3% Vitamin C 15.5%

Calcium 21.5% Iron 0.8%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Place margarine in 2-cup measure [4-cup measure].
Microwave uncovered on high (550 watts) until melted, 15 to 20 sec [20 to 30 sec].
Mix in cornstarch.
Stir in green pepper, onion, garlic powder and cumin.
Cover tightly and microwave on high (550 watts) until vegetables are hot, 45 to 60 sec [1 to 1 1/2 min].
Stir in beef, tomato and salt.
Cover tightly and microwave until beef is hot, 1 to 1 1/2 min [1 1/2 to 1 3/4 min].
Place tostada shell[s] on plate[s]; top with beef mixture and shredded cheese.