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Ground beef tostada with toppings of lettuce, tomato, and crumbled cheese on a wooden plate.
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Ground Beef Tostadas

This Mexican inspired meal is layers of crispy tortilla, refried beans, and ground beef all topped with fresh ingredients such as shredded lettuce, chopped tomatoes, and crumbled cheese. Win dinner with these delicious Ground Beef Tostadas that require little prep and are loved by many.
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time33 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 646kcal
Author: Aimee Mars


  • 8 Tostada Shells
  • 1 lb Ground Beef
  • 2 tablespoons Taco Seasoning Mix 1 package
  • 1/2 Onion diced
  • 1 can Refried Beans
  • 1/4 cup Sour Cream
  • 2 tablespoons Lime Juice
  • 1 cup Romain Lettuce shredded
  • 1/2 Avocado chopped
  • 1 Tomato diced
  • 4 ounces Cotija Cheese crumbled (or other cheese)
  • 1 tablespoon Cilantro chopped (optional)


  • Place the ground beef in a skillet set over medium heat. Break the meat apart using a wooden spatula and add the taco seasoning and chopped onions, tossing to combine. Once the meat is fully browned and the onions are translucent, about 5 minutes, remove from the heat.
  • Put the refried beans into a microwave-safe bowl and heat for 2 to 3 minutes until completely warmed. You can also place them in a pot and heat them on the stove.
  • In a small bowl whisk the sour cream and lime juice together to make a lime crema. If you would like this to be more of a liquid you can add a little bit of water until the desired consistency is reached.
  • Arrange all the toppings near you for easy assembly.
  • Place the tostada shell on a plate and spread a layer of the heated refried beans on top. Next spoon the ground beef mixture on top. Add the shredded lettuce, avocado, chopped tomatoes, and crumbled cheese. Drizzle the sour cream mixture on top and sprinkle with cilantro if using.


To store the ingredients place each on in a seperate container and store in the refrigerator.


Serving: 1shell | Calories: 646kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 43g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 113mg | Sodium: 1086mg | Potassium: 666mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1695IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 235mg | Iron: 4mg