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I’m giving you the recipes for all the components however, don’t be afraid to buy ready made if you prefer, chilli sauces and refried beans are all available in the supermarkets. I’ve never been a bean fan but making them to my. taste and texture has really worked for me and I will be making this again and again.

4 corn or flour tortilla

Refried beans

olive oil

1 onion, finely diced

1 clove garlic, minced

1 tsp chilli

1 cumin

1 tsp salt

2 x 400 g tin pinto beans

squeeze of lime

Quick Beef Chilli

1 onion, diced

2 cloves garlic, minced

500 g beef mince

1 tsp salt

2 tsp cumin

1 tsp black pepper

1 tsp chilli powder

1 tsp cayenne pepper

1 tbsp tomato puree

400 g tin chopped tomatoes

Garnish (these are my suggestions & optional)

salad

coriander leaves

red onion soaked in lime juice (see video)

jalapenos from a jar

sour cream

To make the crisp tortilla it can wither be fried in a little oil or brushed with oil on both sides and air fried at 200C for a couple of minutes. Can also be done in the oven for a few minutes.

Refried Beans

Add splash of olive oil to a pan along with diced onions. Sauté for a 5 minutes, add garlic and cook for a couple more minutes. Add chilli, cumin and salt followed by the beans including the brine in the tin. Give it all a good stir and cook on a low heat for 5 minutes. Mash with the back of a fork or a potato masher, add squeeze of lime and check seasoning. Remove from heat, put a lid on to keep warm.

Quick Beef Chilli

In a large pan, sauté the onions in oil for 7-10 minutes until soft. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute. add the beef, cook until browned all over. Stir in salt, cumin, black pepper, chilli powder, cayenne pepper and cook for 1 minute. Stir in tomato paste and chopped tomatoes. Bring to a simmer and cook for 20 minutes.

To Assemble

Sprinkle salad leaves on a plate then place a tortilla in the middle, smear with refried beans, add chilli then sprinkle with your toppings of choice. To be eaten with a knife and fork

Beef Chilli Tostada with Refried Beans

Jules
I'm giving you the recipes for all the components however, don't be afraid to buy ready made if you prefer, chilli sauces and refried beans are all available in the supermarkets. I've never been a bean fan but making them to my. taste and texture has really worked for me and I will be making this again and again.
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 4 people
Calories 480.1 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 4 corn or flour tortillas

Refried Beans

  • 1 onion finely diced
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 400g tins pinto beans
  • squeeze lime

Quick cook beef chilli

  • 1 onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 500 g beef mince
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tbsp tomato puree
  • 400 g tin chopped tomatoes

Garnish (these are my suggestions, pick your favourite)

  • salad leaves
  • coriander leaves
  • sliced red onion soaked in lime juice
  • jalapeno from a jar
  • sour cream

Instructions
 

  • To make the crisp tortilla it can wither be fried in a little oil or brushed with oil on both sides and air fried at 200C for a couple of minutes. Can also be done in the oven for a few minutes.

Refried Beans

  • Add splash of olive oil to a pan along with diced onions. Sauté for a 5 minutes, add garlic and cook for a couple more minutes. Add chilli, cumin and salt followed by the beans including the brine in the tin. Give it all a good stir and cook on a low heat for 5 minutes. Mash with the back of a fork or a potato masher, add squeeze of lime and check seasoning. Remove from heat, put a lid on to keep warm.

Quick Beef Chilli

  • In a large pan, sauté the onions in oil for 7-10 minutes until soft. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute. add the beef, cook until browned all over. Stir in salt, cumin, black pepper, chilli powder, cayenne pepper and cook for 1 minute. Stir in tomato paste and chopped tomatoes. Bring to a simmer and cook for 20 minutes.

To Assemble

  • Sprinkle salad leaves on a plate then place a tortilla in the middle, smear with refried beans, add chilli then sprinkle with your toppings of choice. To be eaten with a knife and fork

Video

Nutrition

Calories: 480.1kcalCarbohydrates: 30.2gProtein: 26.9gFat: 28.3gSaturated Fat: 10.6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1.6gMonounsaturated Fat: 11.8gTrans Fat: 1.5gCholesterol: 88.8mgSodium: 1345.7mgPotassium: 840.6mgFiber: 4.8gSugar: 8.2gVitamin A: 770.9IUVitamin C: 14.9mgCalcium: 139mgIron: 6.3mg
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