Refried bean tostadas are an excellent way to use up leftover pinto beans and corn tortillas. They are a cheap meal but not at all lacking in flavorful.
I whipped up these tostadas the other day after coming home from grocery shopping. I knew I wanted something quick and easy but didn’t know exactly what. So I looked in my fridge and saw some pinto beans I had made the day before and some tortillas. I decided I would make bean tostadas.
First I had to make refried beans from the cooked pinto beans I had made the day before. This is super easy and I’m going to show you how.
I had about 3-4 cups of leftover beans.
Heat up a little bacon grease in a pot over medium heat. While waiting for the grease to heat up. Measure out 3-4 cups of pinto beans. Leaving behind the bean broth. Set the beans aside. Then measure out 1/2 cup of bean broth. Once the grease is hot go ahead and add the beans and the broth to the pot. Let the beans cook for a few minutes then start mashing them with a potato masher.
Mash them up according to your desired consistency. I like them as they are in the photo below. I like them very mashed but also leaving some unmashed if that makes sense. Never do I put my beans in a blender as I don’t care for that pureed consistency. But these are your beans and it’s totally up to you!
Let the beans simmer for about 10 minutes. While waiting on the beans we can get started on the tostadas.
Heat up a skillet over medium heat. When hot put one tortilla in the skillet and cook for about 3 minutes per side.
The tortilla should look something like this when done.
Repeat with the rest of the tortillas. Once the tostadas are done you can start adding the toppings to the tostadas.
The guacamole on the tostadas is totally optional. I found half an avocado in my fridge and decided to use it up. All I did was mash it up and add a couple of tablespoons of diced onion to it along with 2 tablespoons of chopped cilantro and a little salt and lime juice
Then I topped it with the beans. And there you have it. Refried bean tostadas. Super simple but sooo yummy!
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Refried Bean Tostadas
Refried bean tostadas are a simple yet delicious meal that uses up leftover beans.
- 3 1/2 cups pinto beans
- 1/2 cup bean broth
- 1 tbsp bacon grease
- 8 tortillas
Heat up the bacon grease in a pot over medium heat.
Once the grease is hot add the beans and the broth.
Cook for a couple of minutes then start mashing them. Mash them up to your desired consistency.
Let the beans simmer for 10 minutes.
Heat up a skillet over medium heat.
When hot add a corn tortilla and cook it for about 3 minutes on each side.
Repeat when the remaining tortillas.
Spread the beans and desired toppings on the tostadas.
Serve the tostadas and enjoy!