Saturday, September 12, 2015

Bean Tostada

Quick, easy and tasty. Better than fast food.

Bean Tostada
Recipe by Christine Lamb, 2015.

8 flour or corn tortillas
vegetable oil for frying
1 (10 oz.) can refried beans
1 (10oz.) can black beans,  drained and rinsed
4 ounces shredded cheddar cheese
1 medium tomato,  seeded and diced
shredded lettuce

Pour enough oil in skillet to go 1/4 inch up the side of skillet. Add tortillas one at a time. Using metal tongs to push tortilla down into oil. Bubbles should form in tortilla immediately,  if no bubbles,  oil is not hot enough. Fry tortilla 1 minute each side. Place tortillas on rimmed sheetpan and place in 250 degree oven to keep warm.

Heat refried beans in a small saucepan. Place black beans in a safe microwave dish, and heat through,  about 2 minutes.

Build: Spread refried beans on each tortilla,  than add about tablespoon black beans,  sprinkle cheese, add tomatoes and lettuce.



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