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!


Recipe Summary

15 mins
5 mins
20 mins
8 tostadas


Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Set an oven rack about 6 inches from the heat source and preheat the oven's broiler.

  • 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.

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

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

  • 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

291 calories; protein 14.5g 29% DV; carbohydrates 27.3g 9% DV; fat 14.4g 22% DV; cholesterol 28.3mg 9% DV; sodium 813.5mg 33% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
The flavor of the beans is excellent and the recipe is simple. Perfect! Another recipe I've been wanting to make also calls for refried black beans but I have never seen them at the store so I made my own using an Instant Pot refried bean recipe on this site. The smooth texture of the refried beans mixed with whole beans created an excellent creamy texture. Black beans are typically my least favorite bean but this recipe changed that. Read More