2 lbs. Ground Beef
2 Packages of McCormick Original Taco Seasoning Mix
1 Can Black Beans
Pinch of Cumin
Salt and Pepper
1 Can (16 oz) Diced Tomatoes, undrained
Half of Small Onion
1 Garlic clove
1/4 Cup Fresh Cilantro
1/2 tsp Salt
Brown the ground meat. While the meat is browning, drain the black beans. Add a pinch of cumin, salt and pepper to black beans and mash. You can mash the beans with a fork or use a food processor. I was in quick mode, so into the food processor everything went. Once it is mashed, put on low heat.
Okay, so you have the meat and beans simmering and the pico/salsa complete. Now it is time to make your tostada. You can buy tostadas already made, but I had corn tortillas on hand so I thought I would give it a go and make my own. I brushed each tortilla with extra virgin olive oil, then placed it on a hot griddle. Right before flipping over the tortilla, I brushed the side facing up with olive oil and then flipped. After two more minutes, I removed the tortillas and placed them on a plate. Let the tortillas rest for a few minutes, this will allow them to firm up and be nice and crunchy.
Now it is time to assemble these yummy tostadas!! Start with a thin layer of black beans, top with taco meat, then layer on the pico, cheese and sour cream.
Happy Friday to all and enjoy your weekend!!!
With much love,