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Bean Tostada

Bean Tostada

Bean Tostada

Flavorful beans and crispy vegetables sit atop a flour tortilla made crispy by sauteeing in olive oil.

How many servings?

From kitchen to table in 30 minutes.

canned pinto beans
ranch salad dressing
flour tortillas
green bell pepper
cheddar cheese
olive oil

  1. Drain and rinse pinto beans.
  2. In a saucepan, combine pinto beans, salsa, ranch dressing, ketchup, cumin and cilantro.
  3. Mix together and add water. Heat to boiling over medium-high heat. Turn to low and continue cooking until reduced to a thick consistency. (For softer beans, turn heat to lowest setting, cover and cook for 1 to 2 hours. Check and stir occasionally and add water
    as needed).
  4. Chop tomato, lettuce, green pepper and onion. Grate cheese.
  5. Heat oil in a skillet over medium-high heat until it just begins to smoke.
  6. Reduce heat to medium and place tortillas in skillet.
  7. When brown on one side, flip tortillas and reduce heat to low.
  8. Sprinkle grated cheese over top. Cover to melt cheese.
  9. Top toasted tortilla with beans and vegetables.

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