Friday, June 18, 2010

::Crunchy Bueno Tortilla::

Wow, whoever thought of the name for this recipe, it sure is a catchy one! Wait, whoever thought of this recipe, it's delicious! Okay, i'll stop tooting my own horn; I was the "whoever." I thought up of this recipe as I was shopping for groceries and made it tonight for supper. It has a mexican flare and has a little kick to it! I used a soft and crunchy tortilla so this recipe has a good combination of ingredients and textures. Hope that you give this a's a good one! As always, Enjoy!
::Cunchy Bueno Tortilla::
1/2 of a red onion, diced
1 cup peppers (red, yellow, orange, green), diced
1 cup montery jack cheese
1 can black beans
1 can refried beans
1 can corn
1 sm. can chopped green chilis
2 heaping spoon-fulls sour cream
water (about 1/2-3/4 cup)
small tortillas
tostada shells
1-1.5 lb ground beef
1 jar cheese/queso dip
olive oil
salt, pepper
1 1/2 pkgs. taco seasoning
garlic salt
garlic powder
red pepper
chili powder
tomatoes, diced
lettuce, shredded
sour cream (for topping)
black olives, sliced
taco sauce or hot sauce
Dice onion and peppers. Add to pan and saute with olive oil and salt and pepper. Add ground beef and brown. Add water and taco seasoning and mix. Then stir in black beans, corn, green chilis. sour cream, and shredded cheese. Take seasonings (besides salt) and for each one sprinkle across the mixture 4 times (start out with 2 times and then increase as you like for spice), stir.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. On a cookie sheet place parchment paper, wax paper, or tin foil and spray with cooking spray.
Place as many tortillas as you can fit on the cookie sheet and spread refried beans over each tortilla. Then place meat mixture on top of that and spread (about a cup). Place a layer of the cheese/queso on top of that and place in oven to everything through. Remove from oven and place a crunchy tortilla on top. Then add whatever toppings you like; sour cream, tomatoes, onions, lettuce, olives, jalapenos, hot sauce, taco sauce, more cheese/queso, etc.
Slice & dice!

Did you know that you are suppose to add your ingredients to the pan and then add the olive oil over top? Instead of heating the olive oil and then add the ingredients?

I forgot about the peppers until I started sauteing the onions...oopsies!

I love cooking with peppers...they look so a cooking sort of way! When I say one cup of's total...NOT one cup of each.

Beans, beans, the magical fruit...

Add the ground beef to brown.

Soft & crunchy textures are what make this good.
So, when I made the first ones, I put the tostada on the refried beans and then did the rest and baked; this made the tostada pretty soggy. So that is why not to put the tostada on after it comes out of the oven and on top...

Taco mix.

Pre-seasoned mixture.

This is what I mean by two heaping spoonfuls (used a regular sized spoon that you eat with).

With the sour cream and the shredded cheese, it makes for a creamy meat mixture...

Like this!

The pics are kinda out of order, but you would have adde these in the meat mixture already!

All the seasonings and spices needed.

We didn't use hot salsa with this, but used taco sauce instead.
This is the queso that you place a layer of on top of the meat mixture.

Tomatoes for toppings.

Tortillas ready for the refried beans.

Layer of refried beans.

What not to do...doesn't leave the tostadas crunchy! So in place, imagine the layer of meat mixture and then a layer of the queso and then in they go to the oven!

More toppings

Another topping...

Layers...didn't skimp on this one!

This doesn't show it with the tostada where it's suppose to be. So once the tortilla, r.f.beans, meat mixture, and queso layer is out of the oven, place tostada on top and then the toppings! Enjoy!

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