Beef Tostadas

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 30 min
  • Prep: 20 min
  • Cook: 10 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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Ingredients

2 tablespoons vegetable oil

1/2 small red onion, chopped

2 cloves garlic, minced

3/4 pound ground beef

Kosher salt

2 tablespoons tomato paste

1 tablespoon chili powder

1 15-ounce can refried beans

1/3 cup sour cream

8 corn tostadas (flat, hard taco shells)

1 1/2 cups shredded monterey jack cheese

Shredded lettuce, hot sauce and/or cilantro, for topping

Directions

  1. Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onion and cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook, stirring, 1 minute. Add the beef and 1/2 teaspoon salt and cook, breaking up the meat, until browned, about 3 minutes. Add the tomato paste and chili powder and cook, stirring, about 2 more minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, heat the refried beans in a small saucepan. Thin the sour cream with about 2 tablespoons water in a small bowl.
  3. Spread the beans on the tostadas, then top with the beef and cheese. Drizzle with the sour cream. Top with lettuce, hot sauce and/or cilantro.