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Seven Layer Tostadas


1 can (16 oz.) refried pinto beans

    1 1/2 cups guacamole (purchased or homemade guacamole)

      1 cup light sour cream

        1 tsp. Taco Seasoning Mix

          1 cup finely grated low-fat cheese such as Four Cheese Mexican Blend

            1 cup chopped tomatoes

              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

                    ⅓ pound of ground turkey

                      olive oil for greasing baking sheet, about 1 tsp.


                        Preheat oven to 450F

                          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.