So off we went to the Mexican grocery store to buy refried beans (yup in the can - shortcut #1), ready made tostadas (shortcut #2), sour cream, and two roma tomatoes.
I quickly threw the ground beef into the pan with a bit of oil. Now if you buy fatty meat and you use a non-stick pan you won't need the oil. I added some garlic powder, salt, pepper, smoked paprika, cumin, and some chili powder. Once the meat started browning I diced up the tomatoes and an onion and threw that in with some more of the spices sprinkled on top and mixed it all up. This will cook quickly.
Meanwhile, I heated the beans according to the directions: place the can in a pot of boiling water and let it sit in the water bath for at least ten minutes - the longer the better.
Finally, you are ready to assemble. Grab a tostada, put a layer of beans, a layer of meat, and a dollop of sour cream - viola, dinner is served! If you want tacos instead - well use tortillas :)
|Sour Cream and Tostadas|
|Spices you will need (or use whatever you have on hand)|
|Ground beef cooking w/ tomatoes, spices, and onion|
|Canned black refried beans (feel free to substitute the kind you like)|
|My little guy still wanted taquitos - so I made them w/ the little tortilla|
|Folded them over and he was happy - he ate four!|
Happy Thursday! What did you create today?