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Quick and Easy! Soft Black Bean Tostadas September 22, 2009

Filed under: Recipes — Leah @ 3:10 pm

We almost always have a can of black beans around and some random tortillas in the freezer, making this an easy- and healthy- dinner for us!  We’ve found it’s our favorite way to use up leftover taco makings too!

bean-tostadas-ck-1141960-lSoft Black Bean Tortillas

(original recipe can be found here, this is our simplified version)

2 T. water

2 T. lime juice

1/2 t. ground cumin

1/8 t. salt

1/8 t. ground red pepper (cayanne)

1 – 15 oz. can black beans rinsed and drained

4 tortillas (we use flour if we can)

1 cup shredded chicken (we use leftover taco beef or chicken that’s been tossed in the freezer

jack cheese (or whatever kind you have on hand, 3/4 cup is plenty for all four tostadas)


sour cream


avocado, optional

Spin the water, lime juice, cumin, red pepper, salt, and black beans in a food processor or blender.  Spread evenly over the four tortillas.  Top tortillas evenly with meat and cheese.  Put under the broiler for 2 minutes, or until brown on the edges.  Top with lettuce, sour cream, salsa, and avocado.


(disclaimer on the picture:  I promise they are way better than this picture looks…apparently this was the best shot cooking light had of it….)


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