It’s Taco Tuesday! However, tonight at our house, it was Tostada Tuesday. I didn’t need to add much seasoning to my ground beef for our tostadas. Instead, I decided to flavor my ground beef with kosher salt, pepper, a small can of diced green chiles and a can of red Chile sauce.
I started by sautéing an onion in olive oil for about five minutes and then adding three cloves of minced garlic.
Next, I added the lean ground beef, salt and pepper and cooked the meat until it was browned and crumbly. Once the meat was cooked thoroughly, I added a can of green chiles, mixed everything together and poured the can of red Chile sauce onto the meat and stirred again.
I let the meat mixture simmer for about 10 minutes to let the sauce thicken. While the meat was simmering, I heated a can of refried beans. I always choose non-fat refried beans, but feel free to use what you like.
While the beans heated and the sauce thickened, I pulled the toppings for our tostadas together. This dinner was quick and easy to make! It’s the perfect dinner to make after a busy day at the office or a busy day out running errands. Everything came together in about a half an hour.
1 pound lean ground beef
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 medium onion, diced
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon kosher salt
3/4 teaspoon pepper
1 4-ounce can of diced green chiles
1 10-ounce can of red Chile sauce
15-1/2 ounce can non-fat refried beans
1 large tomato
1/4 cup of cilantro, chopped
sour cream (I use low-fat or non-fat)
cheddar cheese (I use reduced fat)
small can of sliced black olives
- Heat oil in large skillet.
- Add onion and cook for 5-7 minutes, until onion starts to become translucent. Add garlic and stir together.
- Add beef, salt and pepper to skillet and cook, breaking up meat with a wooden spoon, until meat has browned.
- Add green chiles and stir. Pour red Chile sauce into pan and mix together, cooking about 10 minutes until sauce starts to thicken.
- Shred lettuce, grate cheese, and chop tomato and cilantro.
- Spread tostada shell with beans and top with ground beef, lettuce, cheese, tomato, cilantro, sour cream and black olives.
Until next time, Kris