taste of summer tostadas

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taste of summer tostadas

Recipes

ingredients
4 flour or corn tortillas
oil for frying
1 cup refried beans
1 cup of the following:
cooked mince or shredded beef
cooked and shredded chicken or turkey
cooked small shrimp or shredded crab
1 cup shredded cheese
any or all of the assorted garnishes:
chopped tomatoes
sliced green onions
chopped red onion
sliced black olives
crumbled feta cheese
coriander sprigs
guacamole or avocado slices
sour cream
BBCC SALSA PICANTE (mild or medium)
BBCC SMOKY RED BEAN SALSA
BBCC GREEN JALAPENO CHILLI SAUCE
BBCC RED CAYENNE CHILLI SAUCE
BBCC SMOKIN MANGO CHILLI SAUCE
BBCC SPICY SWEET CHILLI SAUCE
BBCC FIERY COCONUT CHILLI SAUCE
BBCC HEAVENLY HABANERO CHILLI SAUCE

cooking instructions
Fry the tortillas on both sides in hot oil until crisp. Make sure the tortillas are crisp...floppy or soggy tortillas do not hold up well in tostadas. Drain the fried tortillas on paper towels and keep warm in a low oven.
Heat beans. Beef should be served hot, poultry and seafood can be served at room temperature.

Assemble all other ingredients and put into separate bowls.
Place one tortilla on each plate. Spread each with 1/4 cup beans, 1/4 cup meat, poultry or seafood (omit for vegetarians) and sprinkle with 1/4 cup shredded cheese. Mound 1 cup lettuce on top and arrange a selection of garnishes on the lettuce, ending with guacamole, spoonfuls of sour cream, salsa and a few sprigs of coriander. Eat immediately.

makes
SERVES 4
serving idea
If you're serving tostadas for a party, set out a basket of fried tortillas and arrange bowls of all other ingedients around it. Let guests make their own.
Tostadas can be eaten with a knife and fork or, for the more adventurous, picked up and eaten out of hand. Just beware of falling bits of salad and sour cream on the
end of your nose!

A crisp-fried tortilla piled high with meat, poultry or seafood, beans, cheese, salad, guacamole and salsa...absolutely delicious!