Saturday, October 01, 2005


So I think Yoli was getting irritated with some of the faux-mexican recipes that occasionally appear here...heehee! That's OK by me, because she sent me this yummy recipe to share!

This recipe is super duper easy, something like crunchy tacos but different, great for parties, or just for snacking and is low in fat.

  • Crispy flat corn tortillas (instructions below if you can't find them in the store)
  • Skirt Beef meat or chicken breast
  • Shredded lettuce
  • Sliced Onions either white or red (optional)
  • Refried beans
  • Sour Cream
  • Feta cheese crumbs or replace with shredded cheddar cheese
  • Sliced Relishes
  • Hot Salsa “Pace”

How to prepare the meat for the tostadas:

Boil the Skirt beef meat or the chicken breast; let it cool and shred into very thin strings of meat.

How to fry the tortilla if you don’t have crispy flat tortillas at the supermarket:

You can buy the regular soft corn tortillas; in a frying pan with plenty cooking oil fry the complete tortillas one by one until golden brown and crisp and let them cool over a napkin to absorb the extra oil.

Preparation Method of the Tostadas:

Take one crisp tortilla and spread the refried beans over the crisp tortilla, then add the shredded lettuce over the crisp tortilla with beans; add the shredded meat over the bed of lettuce (what you can get with your 3 fingers); then add about a tablespoon of sour cream spreading it all over the tostada; add the desired slices of relishes and onions, then the cheese crumbs and finish with a desired amount of hot salsa.

And now the Tostada is ready to eat and have fun with. Remember to have plenty of napkins on hand because it gets messy.

Enjoy with an icy cold beer!