Tostada Compuesta

Prep Time
Cook Time
1h 15m
Ready In

"Per recipe request from Rockin Robins Cooking Mexican recipes."

Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (655.1 g)
  • Calories 1487.7
  • Total Fat - 98.2 g
  • Saturated Fat - 30.4 g
  • Cholesterol - 261.5 mg
  • Sodium - 1344.6 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 61.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 9.3 g
  • Sugars - 21.3 g
  • Protein - 92.3 g
  • Calcium - 913.6 mg
  • Iron - 22.3 mg
  • Vitamin C - 24.7 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.6 mg

Step 1

MEXICAN BEEF: Make Mexican beef by frying beef and onion together; drain fat. Add garlic; add cumin, oregano, and chili powder. Add tomato sauce. Simmer for 20 minutes.

Step 2

VINAIGRETTE: Mix red wine vinegar, honey, lime juice, chili powder, olive oil, parsley and garlic powder together.

Step 3

Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.

Step 4

Add a little meat to refried beans; spread on tostada.

Step 5

Place on a cookie sheet.

Step 6

Top with cheese.

Step 7

Bake in oven until cheese melts and beans bubble.

Step 8

Plate; add 1/2 cup lettuce, sprinkle with vinaigrette, sprinkle on tomatoes and black olives.

Step 9

Take a spoonful of meat; put on top; sprinkle with cheese and side with sour cream and guacamole.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.


Daily Inspiration

We enjoyed these tostadas very much. We make bean tostadas all the time at home so it was a nice change to add beef to them. We added lettuce, tomato, avocado and cheese to top them along with some salsa. The dressing was great, but I'll save it for a salad as we prefer salsa. Definitely a repeat at our house. : )

(21 May 2020)


This made a wonderful dinner for us tonight. My DH thinks the dressing is what puts this recipe over the top. We loved all the basic ingredients : meat mixture, refried beans, lettuce, tomato, avocado, sour cream, monterey jack cheese, tortillas, etc. This feeds a lot of people. If making for only 4 people would definitely cut this recipe in half.

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(19 May 2020)