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Southwest Beef Tostadas

Southwest Beef Tostadas

Crispy, crunchy tostadas provide a change of pace from classic tacos.

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15 min
Prep Time
30 min
Total Time


1 pound lean ground beef

1 teaspoon chili powder

1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

1/4 teaspoon garlic salt

1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)

1/8 teaspoon salt

8 corn tostadas

8 (3/4-ounce) slices Land O Lakes® Sharp Cheddar American Blend

2 cups shredded or chopped lettuce

2 avocados, sliced

1 cup prepared pico de gallo

1/2 cup sliced black olives

Chopped cilantro, if desired

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 350ºF.

  2. STEP 2

    Heat 10-inch nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add ground beef, chili powder, cumin, garlic salt, ground red pepper and salt; cook over medium heat, 6-10 minutes or until beef is no longer pink. Remove from heat; keep warm.

  3. STEP 3

    Place tostadas onto baking sheet; top each with 1 slice cheese. Bake 3-5 minutes or until cheese is melted. Remove from oven. Divide meat evenly among tostadas.

  4. STEP 4

    Top each with lettuce, avocado slices, pico de gallo, sliced olives and cilantro, if desired.

Nutrition (1 serving)

370 Calories
27 Fat (g)
55 Cholesterol (mg)
600 Sodium (mg)
17 Carbohydrates (g)
5 Dietary Fiber
18 Protein (g)
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