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steak carnita recipe, tostada recipe, how to make tostada shells

Mexican Beef Tostadas

  • Author: Melissa Griffiths - Bless This Mess
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 10


Beef Tostadas are an easy favorite dinner with crunchy and creamy textures and plenty of flavors to go around.


For the Tostada Shells:

  • Canola, corn, or vegetable oil
  • Corn tortillas

For Serving:


  1. In a small skillet add enough oil to fill the bottom of the skillet about a half inch. Place the skillet over medium-high heat and allow the oil to heat for 10 to 12 minutes.
  2. When the oil is hot carefully place one corn tortilla in the hot oil. Let it cook for about 30 seconds on the first side. Using tongs or two forks flip the tortilla over. Once both sides are cooked crisp let the tortillas drain on paper towels to soak up the extra grease. Keep in a warm oven until ready to serve.
  3. To serve spread hot refried or black beans on one tostada shell and sprinkle with a layer of shredded cheese. Warm the cheese (in a warm oven) until the cheese is melted. If your beans were hot enough to melt the cheese in the first place you can skip the melting step.
  4. Add another tostada shell on top of the melted cheese. Add a layer of steak Carnita meat and then top with your favoriteĀ toppings. Eat right away so that the shells don't get soggy.
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Frying Pan
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Keywords: mexican, carnitas, tostadas, steak, dinner