Quick Make-Your-Own Mexican Tostadas

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Quick Make-Your-Own Mexican Tostadas
Quick Make-Your-Own Mexican Tostadas
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  • 1 tablespoons grapeseed oil, or as needed
  • 6 corn tortillas
  • 1½ cup refried beans
  • ¼ head iceberg lettuce, sliced
  • 1 cup shredded cooked chicken
  • 1 cup sautéed mushrooms
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons crema (Mexican-style sour cream)
  • ¼ cup crumbled queso fresco (Mexican-style fresh cheese)
  • ¼ to ½ cup salsa verde (green salsa)


  1. Heat grapeseed oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Fry a tortilla in hot oil until lightly golden, 2 to 3 minutes per side; transfer to a paper towel-lined plate to drain. Repeat frying with remaining tortillas.
  2. Heat refried beans in a saucepan over medium heat until warm, about 5 minutes.
  3. Put refried beans, lettuce, chicken, mushrooms, crema, queso fresco, and salsa verde into individual bowls with serving spoons. Let everyone build their own dinner!
Mealthy tip:

If you want more healthy vegetarian options, avocados or sautéed vegetables work great.


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November 01, 2017 at 8:42pm

chef chris says:

there are many steps in this recipe but the outcome is pretty good. i would do without the mushrooms.

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September 10, 2017 at 2:35pm

Bernardo de la Vega says:

I love tostadas, they are definitely one of my favorite things eat and they are so easy to make. This is recipe is nice and simple to follow. I would certainly suggest adding Guacamole, that is MUST in my tostadas.