Refried bean tostadas with queso fresco

  • Prep Time10 mins
  • Total Time35 mins
  • Makes4 servings
Refried bean tostadas with queso fresco

Photo: Erik Putz

These quick and easy Mexican tostadas will become a weeknight dinner go-to. Let the kids help out by customizing their own toppings.


  • 1 red bell pepper, halved and thinly sliced

  • 1 small red onion, thinly sliced

  • 3 tbsp canola oil, divided

  • 1/4 tsp salt

  • 1 tbsp Tex-Mex seasoning, (such as Club House)

  • 540-mL can black beans, including liquid

  • 8 small flour tortillas

  • 2 cups shredded iceberg lettuce

  • 1/4 cup finely chopped cilantro

  • 1/2 cup crumbled queso fresco, or feta

  • 1 lime, cut into wedges (optional)

Nutrition (per serving)

Protein 17g, Carbohydrates 60g, Fat 18g, Fibre 12g, Sodium 1337mg.

Kitchen tip

Don't want to fry your own tortillas? Check out the Mexican aisle in your grocery to see if they have ready-made tostadas available.

Originally published in the Today’s Parent May/June 2020 issue. Photo by Erik Putz.

This article was originally published on Jun 22, 2020