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Black Bean Tostadas

Black bean tostadas are super easy and delicious! You can have them ready and on the table in just 30 minutes. This recipe uses homemade tostadas but you can easily replace them with store-bought ones.

Garnished black bean tostadas

Tostadas are something we have on a weekly basis as they’re incredibly easy to make.

Plus, they go perfectly with many of our favorite Mexican recipes such as Mexican tuna, Mexican chicken salad, crab cocktail and shrimp cocktail.

Bean tostadas are the most common way we enjoy tostadas as we almost always have leftover beans in the fridge.

Are black bean tostadas healthy?

It depends. They can be healthy depending on how you prepare the tostadas and the beans.

Black beans are healthy as they are a good source of plant based protein and have other numerous nutritional benefits.

However, canned black beans can be very high in sodium. If this worries you, I suggest draining the liquid from the canned beans and then rinsing the beans in a mesh strainer under cool water. This will help to reduce the level of sodium.

If you’re looking to get the most health benefits from eating black beans it’s best to make your own black beans from dry. I have a recipe that shows you how to cook them. Just replace the bacon grease with olive oil if you want it to be healthier.

As for the tostadas I recommend making them yourself as store-bought tostadas tend to be high in sodium.

You can make your own tostadas by frying or baking them. I suggest baking them as it requires just a small amount of oil.

The recipe I’m sharing today is made using canned black beans. Use what you’re comfortable with.

beans in a pot.

How do you make tostadas with black beans?

First, I make the beans.

I prepared my black beans the same way I do when making molletes.

Just spread about 1-2 tbs of the mashed or refried black beans on the tostada.

Then I like to add some crumbled queso fresco.

black bean tostadas with crumbled quest fresco.

Then add the rest of your favorite toppings..

Some healthy topping options for your tostadas include diced tomatoes, onion and shredded lettuce.

Pico de gallo is also very delicious on tostadas.

That’s all there is to it.

It’s one of the simplest meals I make for my family.

homemade bean tostadas.

Looking for more recipes using beans? Check out these yummy recipe ideas:

Enfrijoladas

These are very similar to enchiladas but instead of a chile based sauce they consist of a flavorful sauce made from beans.

Drunken beans

These beans are made with beer hence the name.

Mexican pinto beans

This is the perfect side to all your favorite Mexican dinners.

Southern style pinto beans

These southern style beans are simmered with a hammock and are so flavorful! They go great with cornbread.

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Tostadas with beans

These black bean tostadas are the perfect quick snack or lunch.

It’s a yummy and healthy recipe the whole family will love.

Each person can customize the toppings to their liking to make their perfect tostada.

I really hope you enjoyed today’s recipe!

Let me know your thoughts on it in the comments below and don’t forget to leave it a rating.

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tostadas with black beans and lettuce.
Garnished black bean tostadas
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Black Bean Tostadas

Black bean tostadas are perfect as a snack or light lunch.

Course lunch, Snack
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword bean tostadas, black bean tostadas, tostadas with black beans
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 107 kcal
Author Carissa

Ingredients

  • 8 tostadas
  • 1 cup refried black beans
  • crumbled queso fresco optional
  • lettuce optional

Instructions

  1. Spread 1-2 tbs of refried black beans on each tostada.

  2. Then top with your favorite toppings such as queso fresco, lettuce, etc…

  3. Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Black Bean Tostadas
Amount Per Serving
Calories 107 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Sodium 109mg5%
Potassium 115mg3%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Fiber 3g13%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 1IU0%
Calcium 18mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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