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Beef Tostadas

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Tostadas are a lot of fun to make. Kids love to assemble their own so go ahead and place all the toppings in bowls and let them have a ball!
Ingredients
  Tostadas/Deep fried tortilla 8 Medium
  Refried beans 30 Ounce, heated (1 can)
  Canned diced tomato 14 1⁄2 Ounce (FOR SALSA)
  Jalapeno pepper 1 Medium, chopped (FOR SALSA)
  Lime juice 2 Tablespoon (FOR SALSA)
  Ground beef 1 Pound (FOR BEEF)
  Olive oil 2 Tablespoon (FOR BEEF)
  Ground cumin 1 Tablespoon (FOR BEEF)
  Water 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs) (FOR BEEF)
  Yellow onion 1 Large, chopped (FOR SALSA and BEEF)
  Garlic 4 Clove (20 gm), minced (FOR SALSA and BEEF)
  Dried oregano 1 Tablespoon (FOR SALSA and BEEF)
  Coarse salt 1 Tablespoon (to taste, FOR SALSA and BEEF)
  Black pepper 1 Tablespoon (to taste, FOR SALSA and BEEF)
  Cilantro leaves 2 1⁄2 Tablespoon, chopped finely
  Tomatoes 3 Small, chopped
  Ice berg lettuce 1⁄2 Medium, chopped
  Avocado 1 Medium, diced
  Sour cream 8 Tablespoon
  Mexican blend cheese 8 Tablespoon, grated
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Prepare all the vegetables according to the list.
2. FOR SALSA: In a medium bowl, put the onions, canned tomatoes, cilantro, jalapeno pepper and minced garlic cloves. Mix them well.
3. Add lime juice, salt pepper, dried oregano and stir well to coat all the vegetables. Set aside.
4. FOR BEEF: Heat a skillet with 1 tablespoon olive oil. Put the ground beef and cook it.
5. Season it with salt and pepper and continue cooking till brown.
6. Drain and set aside.

MAKING
7. FOR BEEF: Wipe the skillet and 1 tablespoon olive oil. Heat.
8. Add a small chopped yellow onion. Cook for 8 minutes until lightly browned.
9. Put 2 minced garlic cloves and mix well.
10. Add 1 small chopped tomato and return the beef. Mix well.
11. Season with 1 tablespoon ground cumin, 1 tablespoon oregano and 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro.
12. Taste it and add more salt and pepper if required.
13. Pour ΒΌ cup water. Mix well. Simmer for 15 to 20 minutes.
14. In the meanwhile, in a pan, heat the refried beans.

FINALIZING
15. Take 1 tostada and spread the refried beans over it.
16. Put prepared beef over it and top it with Salsa. Put chopped iceberg lettuce, chopped tomatoes one over the other. Sprinkle grated Mexican blend cheese and top it with few pieces of diced avocado.
17. Spoon a dollop of sour cream and garnish it with chopped cilantro leaves.
18. Repeat this with as many tostadas as required.

SERVING
19. On a serving plate, place 2 tostadas per person and serve fresh.

TIPS
All the different toppings can be kept in separate bowl and each person can make their won tostadas as desired.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Mexican
Course: 
Appetizer
Taste: 
Savory
Feel: 
Crispy
Method: 
Assembled
Ingredient: 
Beef
Interest: 
Party, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
35 Minutes
Ready In: 
45 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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