Black Bean Tostadas


I made up this recipe trying to duplicate the black bean tostadas at my favorite Mexican restaurant! They taste great and are quick, easy, and healthy!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
8 tostadas


  • 1 (16 ounce) can refried black beans

  • 1 (16 ounce) can black beans

  • 1 (4 ounce) can diced green chiles

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1 teaspoon chili powder

  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 8 corn tostada shells

  • 2 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese

  • ¼ cup salsa, or as desired (Optional)

  • ¼ cup shredded lettuce, or as desired (Optional)

  • ¼ cup sour cream, or as desired (Optional)

  • ¼ cup guacamole, or as desired (Optional)


  1. Set an oven rack about 6 inches from the heat source and preheat the oven's broiler.

  2. Combine refried black beans, black beans, green chiles, garlic powder, chili powder, cayenne, salt, and pepper in a saucepan. Heat over medium heat until warm and combined, 3 to 4 minutes.

  3. Place tostada shells on an ungreased baking sheet and evenly distribute bean mixture between them. Top with Monterey Jack cheese.

  4. Broil in the preheated oven until cheese is melted, watching carefully to avoid burning tostadas, 1 to 3 minutes.

  5. Serve immediately and garnish with salsa, lettuce, sour cream, and guacamole.

Cook's Note:

I use the Dave's Ultimate Guacamole recipe from this site.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

291 Calories
14g Fat
27g Carbs
15g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 291
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 28mg 9%
Sodium 814mg 35%
Total Carbohydrate 27g 10%
Dietary Fiber 8g 28%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 15g
Vitamin C 13mg 63%
Calcium 279mg 21%
Iron 2mg 13%
Potassium 310mg 7%

* 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.

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