Texas-Style Chalupas (Tostadas)

Beans, spiced-up hamburger meat, and lots of cheese. My kids love these, it's like eating a giant nacho. So easy!

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
10 servings


  • 1 (16 ounce) can refried beans

  • 1 pound ground beef

  • 1 (16 ounce) jar salsa

  • 1 (12 ounce) package tostada shells

  • 1 (1 pound) package Mexican-style shredded four-cheese blend


  1. Preheat an oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  2. Spoon refried beans into a small microwave-safe bowl and stir in 2 tablespoons water. Microwave on high until hot and spreadable, 1 to 2 minutes.

  3. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir ground beef in the hot skillet until browned and crumbly, about 5 minutes. Drain and discard grease. Stir salsa into beef and cook until heated through, 2 to 3 minutes.

  4. Spread tostada shells onto a baking sheet. Spoon 2 tablespoons of refried beans onto middle of each tostada and spread outward. Cover with cooked beef mixture and top with shredded cheese.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until cheese is melted, about 7 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

479 Calories
29g Fat
33g Carbs
23g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 479
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 29g 38%
Saturated Fat 15g 74%
Cholesterol 75mg 25%
Sodium 917mg 40%
Total Carbohydrate 33g 12%
Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 23g
Vitamin C 4mg 18%
Calcium 345mg 27%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 359mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.