Ground Beef Tostadas


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


  1. Heat oil in large skillet.
  2. Add onion and cook for 5-7 minutes, until onion starts to become translucent. Add garlic and stir together.
  3. Add beef, salt and pepper to skillet and cook, breaking up meat with a wooden spoon, until meat has browned.
  4. Add green chiles and stir. Pour red Chile sauce into pan and mix together, cooking about 10 minutes until sauce starts to thicken.
  5. Shred lettuce, grate cheese, and chop tomato and cilantro.
  6. Spread tostada shell with beans and top with ground beef, lettuce, cheese, tomato, cilantro, sour cream and black olives.


Until next time, Kris






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