Ground Beef and Potato Tostadas


The price of beef continues to climb and the addition of potatoes in this recipe allows you to stretch a pound into feeding 6 people. Top with your favorite toppings such as salsa, sour cream, guacamole, pickled jalapeno rings, and cilantro.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
6 tostadas


  • 1 pound ground beef

  • 1 small russet potato, peeled and diced

  • 1 (1.25 ounce) package taco seasoning mix

  • 1 ½ cups shredded lettuce

  • 1 (3.25 ounce) can sliced black olives, drained

  • 1 cup shredded Mexican cheese blend

  • 6 crispy tostada shells


  1. Crumble beef in a large skillet and cook over medium-high heat until the fat has started to render, about 2 minutes. Stir in potatoes and cook for 10 minutes. Stir in taco seasoning and cook for 2 minutes more.

  2. Divide beef mixture, lettuce, olives, and Mexican cheese blend among the tostada shells.

Cook's Note:

I typically make my own taco seasoning and tostada shells but used store- bought in this recipe to keep the ingredient list and directions to a minimum. Feel free to substitute homemade.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

334 Calories
20g Fat
18g Carbs
19g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 334
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 20g 26%
Saturated Fat 9g 47%
Cholesterol 69mg 23%
Sodium 829mg 36%
Total Carbohydrate 18g 6%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 19g
Vitamin C 6mg 31%
Calcium 175mg 13%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 311mg 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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