Summer is finally here. And you know what this means – lobster roll, steak on the backyard fire pit, frozen margaritas, tacos and tostadas. Yes, tostadas. In Spanish, the word “tostada” means toasted – and in Mexican cuisine , a tostada usually refers to a flat or bowl-shaped tortilla that is deep fried. They are delicious in any way you decide to make them – with chicken, beef or your favorite seafood.
My recipe is super easy and super delicious if you love Mexican food. Just don’t forget the margaritas.
Ingredients (4 servings):
- 1 1/2 lbs ground beef, lean
- 8 corn tortillas
- 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
- 3 eggs
- 1 cup chopped scallions
- 1 chopped jalapeno pepper
- 4 plum tomatoes
- 1 cup cheddar cheese
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1 cup shredded lettuce
- kosher salt
- black pepper
- red pepper flakes
- 1/2 cup chopped garlic
- 1/3 cup vegetable oil
- 1 lime
- 1 sliced avocado (optional)
- Start with the ground beef by adding salt, black pepper, cayenne and 1 raw egg to it. Mix well and leave on side.
- Chop all of the vegetables in small cubes.
- Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the ground beef and chopped garlic, and cook, stirring occasionally until it starts browning, about 2 minutes.
- Stir in tomatoes, freshly squeezed lime juice, cayenne and red pepper flakes.
- Place a tostada shell on a flat work surface and carefully spread a large spoon with the cooked mix.
- Cook the rest of the eggs in another nonstick skillet until sunny-side up. Place them over tostadas and add cheddar cheese.
- Top with shredded lettuce, avocado, scoop of sour cream and cilantro.
- Serve with lime wedges.
P.S. Please don’t mind my side of homemade fries with feta cheese. Its just something I can’t resist. 🙂