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Hass Avocado Recipe Contest {Recipe: Beef Tostadas}

Beef Tostada Recipe

This post brought to you by Hass Avocado Board featuring Hass Avocados. All opinions are 100% mine.

We’re kind of a fan of the avocado around our house. Avocado’s are one of those things that just seem to “ooomph” up an ordinary recipe, don’t you agree?

A chicken sandwich sounds much more appealing when you top it with slices of fresh avocado. A salad takes on a whole new flavor when wedges of avocado are thrown on top (or better yet, drizzled with Avocado Ranch Salad Dressing).

Hass Avocados asked me to share some of my favorite ways to use avocados. From a traditional guacamole to something a little less traditional, like avocado fries, we love to use avocados in a variety of ways.

Hass Avocados has recently launched Kick Off with Hass Avocados Recipe Contest, which gives avocado fans the chance to share their favorite recipes and win! If you think you have a winning avocado recipe, share it in the Kick Off with Hass Avocados Recipe Contest and you could win a trip to the Rose Bowl Game or some other great prizes!

For recipe inspiration, be sure to check out the avocado recipes index on the Hass site. In the meantime, here is one of our favorite and simple dinnertime recipes, made even more special when topped with a fresh avocado.

Recipe: Beef Tostadas

  • 8 Fajita sized flour tortillas
  • 4 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 15oz can refried beans
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 3 tablespoons prepared taco meat seasoning (Recipe found here)
  • 1/4 cup warm water
  • 1 can Bush’s Black Beans, drained
  • 4 cups chopped, loose lettuce (we like to use a simple Spring Mix)
  • 1 cup Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
  • 1 cup mild cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 small tomato, diced
  • 1 avocado, diced
  1. Heat vegetable oil in a pan over medium heat. Heat until bubbly but not smoking.
  2. One at a time, fry tortillas in the oil, watching carefully as to not burn. Fry each tortilla until puffy and light brown, approximately 30 seconds on each side. Remove from pan and lay on paper towels to absorb the extra oil. Set aside.
  3. Cook refried beans over medium heat. Heat until warm and cooked through
  4. Brown your ground beef in a large skillet. Once cooked add 1/4 cup warm water, 3 tablespoons of taco seasoning and the can of black beans. Stir continuously, increasing heat until mixture comes to a slow boil. Remove from heat.
  5. For each tortilla: spread a thin layer of refried beans on the cooked tortilla, top with hamburger / black bean mixture, a small handful of lettuce, a pinch of Monterey Jack cheese, a pinch of cheddar cheese, diced tomato and diced avocado. Serve and enjoy!

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  1. Wow, these look great. We eat quite a bit of Mexican dishes in this house, but never tried tostadas. Adding them to the list!

  2. Yummy! These will be on my Tuesday Taco menu for next month!

  3. I heart avocados, this looks so great.

  4. this looks great. I think it will be dinner tonight as have all ingredients in stock!

  5. My husband adores tostadas, and I know he’d love this version. Yum!

  6. I think my kids would go crazy for that puffy tortilla . Love how you used 2 kinds of beans!

  7. These look fabulous, Kristen! I just love avocado and all Mexican food, so I think I’ll have to give this recipe a try very soon!

  8. Love anything with Haas avocados. I must try this. Maybe it will be this weekend.

  9. Avocados make EVERYTHING taste better. I could eat them plain with a fork. Okay, so sometimes I DO eat them plain with a fork.

  10. These look so good! Might have to re-think my dinner plans tonight :)

  11. Love avocado ranch dressing…love avocados. What is it that makes Hass avocados so great!

  12. I could take an avocado on a date and try and score with it.
    What, I’m fine!

  13. The tortillas look amazing, and I’m the same with avocados. I’d eat them on everything or with nothing at all.

  14. These look soo delicious Kristen :) I wonder if Chicken can be substituted in this recipe?

  15. I love avocados but here in NY, they aren’t as tasty.

  16. I seldom make a dish for avocado anymore. It is the dish. Sliced, drizzled with some olive oil and balsamic and some salt and pepper. Wish I had one now. Wish I had your tostados more.

  17. Here in or places, we love Avocados as a dessert.We just mix it up with milk and chill it then yummy sweet avocado is on! Thanks for sharing another AvocadoYum recipe.

  18. After traditional southern, Mexican is probably our favorite food. And I can’t even think of Mexican without thinking of avocados. This looks like a great weeknight recipe and one that will find its way onto our menu very soon.

  19. I love avocados too, but I don’t do anything exceptional with them – usually on a sandwich or in a salad or guacamole. I need to try these tostadas.

  20. Yvonne Houchin says:

    Now you did it! I have to go back to the grocery store and get all this for supper! It is too good to pass up. That almost fits with the diet. Great picture. Makes me hungry.


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