Beef Tostada

Portion Size: 1/3 c. ground meat, 1/4 c. refried beans, 1 tortilla, ¼ cup  tomatoes and, ½ cup lettuce each.  

Ingredients: Yields: 8 servings

Ingredients Notes: 
1  pounds lean ground beef 
2 cans fat free refried beans
1 small can Ortega chili peppers, drained 
2 cups shredded low fat cheddar cheese 
2 cups tomatoes, chopped 
4 cups shredded lettuce
8 flour tortillas May use whole grain 
Taco sauce (optional) 
For gluten free (GF): Use GF tortillas, GF refried beans, and GF taco sauce . Always check each ingredient to be sure it is gluten free.


Steps:Directions: Critical Control Point /Quality Assurance
1Prepare flour tortillas by frying them in hot oil until crisp tender, turning once. 
2Drain on a paper towel.
3In a large sauce pan, brown ground beef. Drain fat.Cook until internal temperature reaches 165 F degrees for 15 seconds
4Mix canned refried beans with Ortega chili peppers, heat through.
5Place bean mixture on prepared tortillas.
6Top each with meat and then cheese.
7Top with chopped lettuce and tomatoes.
8Sprinkle with taco sauce.

Jacqueline Larson M.S., R.D.N. and Associates