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Beef tostadas recipe using shredded meat.
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Beef Tostadas; a flat crispy fried corn tortilla with Shredded beef or even with chicken or just plain beans, garnished with lettuce, tomato, onions and fresh cheese without forgetting a good salsa to enhance the flavors.
Course Antojitos, Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 353kcal


  • 6 Corn tostadas
  • 1 cup refried beans, warm
  • 2 cups cooked and shredded skirt steak or your favorite meat veggie or seafood
  • 3 cups Shredded romaine lettuce
  • 1 medium size tomato chopped
  • ½ small onion diced
  • 1 cup crumbled queso fresco Feta and Parmesan are a good substitution.
  • 1 avocado diced or sliced
  • ½ cup Mexican cream or Creme Fraiche
  • A good salsa of your choice

For the meat:

  • You can use leftover meat from a different cut of meat. Shred it or cut in small bite-size pieces. If you are starting from scratch cook the meat earlier or the day before. I like to cook the meat in the morning and always make enough to freeze and use in other dishes.
  • For this recipe, you will need 1 pound of Skirt steak ¼ pc. of a small onion, 2 garlic cloves, and 1 bay leaf. Place the ingredients in a stock pot filled with water and cook over medium heat. Cooking time will be about 2 hours until meat is tender enough to be shredded. Let it cool, season with salt and pepper. But I always cook more that one pound. Meat cooked this way is great for tacos, sopes sandwiches and much, much more.


Now to the assembly process

  • Spread a small amount of the refried beans on one side of each tostada. About 2 tablespoons. Then add the shredded meat evenly among the tostadas
  • Top the tostada with lettuce, onion, and tomato.
  • Sprinkle with the crumbled cheese and avocado. Let your guests or family members add the cream to their liking. Serve immediately.

Do not forget to have a hot salsa and lots of napkins handy.


    Serving: 1Tostada | Calories: 353kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 61mg | Sodium: 406mg | Potassium: 381mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 690IU | Vitamin C: 6.8mg | Calcium: 160mg | Iron: 1.3mg