Mexican Tostadas

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Mexican Tostadas are essentially flat tacos, typically on a fried corn tortilla. Load them up with whatever you like and enjoy!

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mexican tostadasI had some frozen beef in the freezer and about 30 minutes to make it seem like I actually do something productive during the day. So before Lover Boy got home from work I threw the meat in the microwave to defrost it and then threw it in my rig red favorite pot!

I didn’t measure anything though, just threw it what smelled good and added where needed. p.s. I probably only had about 3/4lb of beef. I also didn’t take photos journaling the process either…slacker! I know! But we all have those days!

So like I said I put the beef in my big red pot and browned it. Once it turned a golden light brown I added a dash of chili powder, cumin, coriander, dried oregano, and a few garlic cloves. Once that was all stirred in I added boxed beef broth, just enough to cover the bottom of the pot and make the stop crackling from being cooked at a high temperature. I put the lid on and turned the temperature to medium-low and went on my merry way to chop up 1 very old (but still firm I might add) jalapeno pepper that was in the fridge. Once I had it diced (I left 1/2 of the ribs and seeds in)I went back to the pot and stirred the meat, took a little bit out for my girlie and then added the jalapeno. (Now you can play around with these ingredients depending on the amount of heat you want in the dish. I didn’t make mine too spicy because 1. we had little mouths eating this 2. baby boy gets fussy when I eat really spicy stuff 3. I think it’s really easy to over spice ground beef and totally miss out on the “meat” taste in the dish.

Here’s what it looked like in my gorgeous Emile Henry pot!

Mexican tostadas
So tasteful

I wish you could smell it through this page because it was out of this world! Never again will I buy packaged taco seasoning! I swear to it! I cross my heart and hope to die! I never ever will be tempted in the ethnic isle…I will always make my own taco seasoning from here on out…well unless of course I get lazy! šŸ™‚

During my time of promising I’d never buy store bought taco seasoning again I had warmed up my 16″ Calphalon pan that my dearest Lover Boy bought me for Christmas, plopped a tortilla shell on it, spread already warmed up refried beans, the meat, lettuce, and Monterey jack/mozzarella cheese mix. I let it all fuse together. Once everything was nicely melted I topped it with fresh cut tomatoes and a dollop of sour cream! They were just divine! Lover Boy said they were his favorite tacos yet!!! šŸ™‚ and that puts a HUGE smile on my face!!!…and another notch on our belts!

Mexican tostadas

Give this recipe a try and tell me what you think of it!

Love,

*Little Sparrow

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