Our Ground Beef Tostadas are the perfect weeknight meal to get dinner on the table in less than 15 minutes.
If I know I have a quick and easy dinner recipe on the menu, I’m more likely to actually make it instead of going through the drive through.
This recipe is exactly that, quick, delicious, and uses ingredients you probably have in your pantry right now!
The other thing I love about this recipe is how versatile it is.
You can add or take out whatever ingredients you do or don’t like.
Let your kids add their favorite toppings and call it a family dinner win!
Looking for more ground beef recipes? Try these:
- Ground Beef and Macaroni Tomato Soup
- Ground Beef and Bean Casserole
- Ground Beef Shepherd’s Pie
- Ground Beef Baked Sloppy Joes
How to make Ground Beef Tostadas:
Step 1: In a large skillet, brown ground beef. Drain any excess grease.
I drain my excess grease by rinsing my pan of ground beef under lukewarm water and using a spatula, I hold back the meat, and tilt the pan to get the water out.
I do this action about 3-4 times.
Step 2: Add pinto beans, salsa, chili powder, and cumin to ground beef and stir until heated through.
Step 3: Top each tostada with ground beef mixture, lettuce, tomatoes, sour cream, cheese, and cilantro and serve.
Ground Beef Tostada toppings?
I am a sauce and toppings person. I don’t like eating bland food. I love when I can top my food with something or add more flavor to it.
Some of my favorite toppings I use on tostadass are:
Related recipe: Love easy ground beef recipes? Try our Easy Salisbury Steak!
How could I make this more healthy?
You could always add a few more vegetables or top it with some spinach but one of my favorite things is using ground turkey in place of ground beef.
They have similar tastes, but turkey is a much healthier alternative to beef.
You would cook the ground turkey the same way you would cook the ground beef.
You simply just brown it in a pan until all the pink is gone.
Ground turkey has a lighter color, so it can sometimes be difficult to see how “done” it is.
Ground turkey should reach an internal temperature of 165 degrees F.
Don’t like tostadas?
That’s okay, you don’t have to use the filling on top of a tostada. Instead, you could use it as filling to a stuffed bell pepper, inside a quesadilla, in tacos or burritos.
The best part is, the longest part of the recipe is browning ground beef – and that I can totally handle.
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What to serve with tostadas?
Easy Ground Beef Tostada Recipe
- 1 pound lean ground beef (could also use ground turkey)
- 1 15 ounce can pinto beans drained and rinsed
- 1 cup chunky salsa
- ½ teaspoon chili powder
- ½ teaspoon cumin
- 12 tostadas
- 2 cups shredded lettuce
- 1 tomato diced
- ½ cup sour cream optional topping
- ½ cup shredded Mexican cheese blend optional topping
- ⅛ cup chopped cilantro optional topping
- In a large skillet, brown ground beef; drain excess grease.
- Add pinto beans, salsa, chili powder, and cumin to ground beef and stir until heated through.
- Top each tostada with ground beef mixture, lettuce, tomatoes, sour cream, cheese, and cilantro.
- You can substitute the ground beef for ground turkey in this recipe.
- You can also use this ground beef filling for tacos, burritos, enchiladas, nachos, or even on top of a salad.
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