Recipe courtesy of Graham Kerr

Tostados Toluquenas

This could be referred to as a Mexican hamburger made with chopped beef, chili beans, fried tortillas and refried beans, topped off with chopped onions, lettuce and sour cream.
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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 2 hr 45 min
  • Prep: 15 min
  • Cook: 2 hr 30 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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16 ounces red beans

8 cups cold water

Clarified butter

9 ounces onions

6 ounces tomato paste

1 garlic clove

10 ounces trimmed beef tenderloin tips

1 teaspoon chili powder

3 ounces red wine

6 ounce tomato

4 tablespoons parmesan cheese

4 tortillas

1 small lettuce

4 teaspoons sour cream

1 tin of pimento

vegetable oil

1 tablespoon fresh parsley


Black pepper

White pepper


  1. Rinse the red beans and cover with the 8 cups of cold water and gently cook for 2 1/2 hours. Quarter the onions and place in mincer. Remove the sinew from the tenderloin and pass also through a mincer. Grate the cheese. Saute the tortillas in a little bit of oil until slightly crispy. Shred the lettuce, smash the clove of garlic. Finely slice the tomatoes. Saute and then simmer the tenderloin tips in the butter with the tomato paste, garlic, chili powder, red wine, and tomatoes. Add salt and pepper to taste. Simmer for about twenty minutes. Assemble the tortillas with the meat mixture, the beans, and top with the lettuce, onions, sour cream, pimentos, parsley, parmesan cheese and salt and pepper to taste.