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Beef Tostadas

Beef Tostadas are a delicious change up from your regular taco routine. Crunchy and flavorful!

Beef Tostadas from Table for Seven

One of my favorite places for tacos is a small Mexican restaurant that is just a couple of blocks from the house I grew up in. It’s been there forever and it’s now becoming a favorite place for my kids too, when we are in the area.

Their tacos are amazing, but, my real love there is their beef tostadas. 😋

Flavorful beef and refried beans, lettuce, chihuahua cheese and sweet tomatoes..all topped on a super crunchy flat shell.

YUM….they are just so good.

Unfortunately, we don’t get down to my old neighborhood too often anymore, so, I like to make tasty delights right at home.

Guys, if you have never tried a tostada, you are missing out! You have the same basic taco meat, but, a little different flavor with the cheese and the additional of the beans as your base. Of course, the shell is also a big difference..tostada shells are flat and I think, much more crunchy than your average taco shell.

Beef Tostadas top view

Ingredients Needed:

  • Ground beef
  • Taco seasoning
  • Minced onion
  • Chicken broth
  • Cornstarch
  • Refried beans
  • Tostada shells
  • Lettuce + tomatoes + Chihuahua cheese, for garnish
Beef Tostadas served

Recipe Notes:

  • Ground Beef: If desired, you can substitute this for ground turkey, ground chicken or a plant based crumble.
  • Minced Onion: If you wish to use a fresh onion, simply chop/mince the desired amount and cook along with the ground beef.
  • Cheese: You can also use cheddar cheese or a taco blended cheese!

Garnish Your Tostadas:

Beef Tostadas pin image
Yield: Approx 4-6

Beef Tostadas

Beef Tostadas from Table for Seven

A delicious change for your taco night!

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes


  • 2 lbs ground beef
  • 1 envelope, taco season or 2-3 TBSP homemade taco seasoning 
  • 1/4 cup minced onion
  • 1 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • 1 TBSP cornstarch
  • 16 oz can of re fried beans or homemade 
  • 8-10 tostada shells
  • shredded lettuce
  • chopped tomatoes or pico de gallo
  • shredded Chihuahua cheese or taco blended cheese


  1. In a large skillet, brown ground beef until no longer pink.
  2. Stir in minced onion, chicken broth and taco seasoning and mix well. Increase heat to a mild boil. Add in cornstarch. Then, simmer for 15 minutes. Stirring occasionally.
  3. Heat beans in a saucepan or in microwave.
  4. Spread refried beans on the bottom of your tostada shell. Then, top with desired amount of beef.
  5. Top off with desired amount of lettuce, cheese and tomatoes/pico de gallo.


  • Serving size depends on how much ground beef is used on each shell.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 704Total Fat: 38gSaturated Fat: 15gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 18gCholesterol: 153mgSodium: 1517mgCarbohydrates: 38gFiber: 6gSugar: 6gProtein: 51g

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Miz Helen

Tuesday 1st of May 2018

I love Tostadas, and your Tostadas look delicious! Hope you are having a great week and thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with Full Plate Thursday! Miz Helen

Erin Table for Seven

Wednesday 2nd of May 2018

Thanks Miz Helen!


Thursday 26th of April 2018

These sound amazing, thank you so much for sharing the recipe at The Really Crafty Link Party. Pinned.

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