Refried Beans Tostatas

10
Servings
15h
Prep Time
3h
Cook Time
18h
Ready In


"There will be enough frijoles for 10-20 tostadas. Small quantities of the frijoles can be frozen individually and thawed as needed for making individual tostadas."

Original recipe yields 10 servings
OK
  • FOR REFRIED BEANS (FRIJOLES)
  • FOR TOSTADA (1)

Nutritional

  • Serving Size: 1 (69 g)
  • Calories 59.6
  • Total Fat - 2.5 g
  • Saturated Fat - 1 g
  • Cholesterol - 3.2 mg
  • Sodium - 132.5 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 7.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.5 g
  • Sugars - 2 g
  • Protein - 2.8 g
  • Calcium - 79.7 mg
  • Iron - 0.7 mg
  • Vitamin C - 6.6 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step 1

Soak beans overnight in water. Remove any beans that float to the top.

Step 2

Drain beans and add 5 cups of fresh water, bring to a boil in a Dutch oven or other large heavy pot and let simmer, then add margarine, onion, garlic, soy sauce, and bay leaves.

Step 3

After 1 1/2 - 2 hours remove bay leaves and add spices.

Step 4

Cook beans some more until they mash easily with a wooden spoon--about ½ hour.

Step 5

For a side dish, serve partly mashed. For tacos, burritos, or tostadas, serve totally mashed.

Step 6

Step 7

For one tostada, heat tortilla on oven rack until crisp.

Step 8

Thin warm refried beans with salsa or water to spreading consistency.

Step 9

Spread beans over tortilla, top with the lettuce, tomato, onions, and cheese.

Step 10

Heat briefly on a tray in the oven if desired, just enough to melt the cheese slightly. Serve at once.

Tips & Variations


No special items needed.