I feel like I have been living under a rock for my whole life because I JUST discovered tostadas recently (see BBQ Tostadas Recipe ), and I am now obsessed! I found this Seven Layer Tostadas recipe and had to give it a shot. I’m grateful my husband is not a picky eater, and is dealing with my new obsession of tostadas. The real recipe is vegetarian, but my husband’s one request is that our meals have some sort of meat, so I added ground turkey. I guess maybe I should call this eight layer tostadas?? In any case, they were so easy to make, you know how I love that, and so good! I would add these to my weekly meal rotation! Give them a shot.
Seven Layer Tostadas
1 can (16 oz.) refried pinto beans
1 1/2 cups guacamole (purchased or homemade guacamole)
1 tsp. Taco Seasoning Mix
1 cup finely grated low-fat cheese such as Four Cheese Mexican Blend
1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions
1/2 cup sliced black olives (or use a 4 oz. can sliced olives)
4-6 flour tortillas, 6 or 8 inch inch size
olive oil for greasing baking sheet, about 1 tsp.
Cook ground turkey until brown and add ½ tsp of taco seasoning mix.
Put flour tortillas on the baking sheet with a touch of olive oil and toast tortillas in the oven until they’re crisp and barely starting to brown, turning several times. This will take less than 5 minutes so watch them carefully.
While tortillas are crisping, put the refried beans in a bowl, stir to break them apart, and microwave 2-3 minutes, or until they’re hot.
Stir the remaining taco seasoning mix into the sour cream.
Chop the onions, slice green onions, and slice the olives.
Put crisped tortilla shell on a plate and top with:
a thin layer of refried beans (1-2 tablespoons)
a thin layer of guacamole (1-2 tablespoons)
a thin layer of seasoned sour cream (1-2 tablespoons)
several generous pinches of finely grated low-fat cheese
Put back in the oven for 3-5 minutes, or until cheese is melted then top with chopped tomatoes, thinly sliced green onions, and sliced olives
Serve right away, with salsa or hot sauce if desired.