Baked Bean Tostadas

29 Nov

Hi! How was your Tuesday? We have some major snow coming down right now in Michigan- supposedly 6-8 inches by tomorrow morning?! All you teachers out there know what that means! ::fingers crossed::

On Sunday night, we couldn’t decide what we wanted for dinner. I was staring in the pantry when John said,

“We have baked beans.”

Say no more, Johnny! I love baked beans, and could eat them every meal. 🙂

My mom told me about these tostadas awhile back, she found the recipe in a magazine, and I figured they’d be great! I didn’t have the recipe, but here’s what I came up with.

Baked Bean Tostadas

1 15 oz can baked beans or 2 cups homemade baked beans

1 head of garlic, minced

1/2 onion, diced

1/2 tsp chili powder

1/4 tsp cayenne

squirt of lime juice

6 corn tortillas

olive oil


1. Heat 2 tbs olive oil in a large saute pan over medium high heat.

2. Add garlic, and saute for 2-3 minutes, until fragrant.

3. Add onions, and continue to cook for 5 minutes, until the onions are translucent.

4. Add in the baked beans, mix.

5. Mash the bean mixutre with a potato masher, or whatever you have on hand.

6. Set your oven to 375

7. With a pastry brush, lightly brush your tortillas with olive oil on both sides. Place tortillas in the oven on a pan for 6-8 minutes, until crisp.

I also made a little bit of guacamole with the only avocado we had one hand.

Topped with some diced lettuce, and served next to some Mexican Millet from Veganomicon, this was a delicious impromptu meal!

Have a great night, and stay warm and safe if it’s snowing where you are! 

2 Responses to “Baked Bean Tostadas”

  1. elise 12/01/2011 at 6:26 pm #

    hooray!! youre back!

    now im inspired to make my own tortilla chips. sounds so easy!

    • ashleyatcookingforjohn 12/02/2011 at 12:14 am #

      Thanks so much for reading and for commenting! I have a big grin on my face now 😀

      It definitely is easy, but not as easy as grabbing a bag of chips while grocery shopping. Hehe.

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