April 2, 2012

Bean Tostadas



What is it about tostadas? Is it me or are they just so GOOD. Instead of buying pre-made hard tostada shells, I use corn tortillas and bake them in the oven to crisp up a little. It'll taste like it came straight out of a Mexican restaurant. Ole!


Vegan (with dairy-free cheese and vegan refried beans)

Ingredients
Corn tortillas
15 oz. can refried beans
3/4 tsp. cumin
Shredded dairy-free cheese
Tomatoes, diced
Romaine lettuce, chopped
Additional toppings of choice: salsa, guacamole, onion, olives, cilantro

Directions
Preheat oven to 400. Lightly spray tortillas on both sides and place on baking sheet. Bake for 10 minutes.
Meanwhile, heat refried beans and cumin in a pan over low to med-low heat, stirring occasionally.
Layer tortillas with beans, cheese, and onion. At this point, I like to return them to the oven (turned off but still hot from the tortillas) for a few minutes to melt the cheese.
Add the rest of the toppings.

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12 comments:

  1. This looks really good, although I'm not a fan of refried beans, I could always use black beans though!!! :) I love me some mexican food

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  2. Have you thought about putting daiya cheese on these? They make a jalapeno one that would be great!

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    1. I've had daiya a few times but not on these. We've also been playing around with nutritional yeast as a cheese substitute. I didn't know they had Jalapeño Daiya - that would definitely be awesome!! :) Thanks!

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  3. What do you spray the tortillas with before you put them in the oven?

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    1. Hi Melster! You can use a misto olive oil sprayer or whatever non-stick cooking spray you have (Pam, etc.) Sorry that was unclear! :)

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  4. Also good if you put a little salsa on the beans....my kids love sour cream too

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    1. Great tip! Salsa can give the beans a little extra oomph of flavor! :) Trader Joe's also sells "salsa style" refried beans that are delish!

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  5. looks and sounds delicious thx (Kaitlin M)

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  6. I just made these tostadas tonight with Amy's refried beans and daiya pepper jack cheese with shredded red cabbage, salsa, guacamole, chopped red onion, chopped red leaf lettuce and they were delicious! I didn't miss the meat at all. Thank you for sharing quick and easy recipes!

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    1. Hi again Karen! :) YAY, so glad these worked out for you! I love Amy's products, and I love all your fresh toppings!! Have a wonderful week!

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    2. Thank you! And, I do appreciate your blog so much as it is inspiring me to stay on a plant-based diet! Happy and healthy new year to you!

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