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A bean tostada (tostadas de frijoles) served on a decorative blue plate.
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Bean Tostadas (or Tostadas de Frijoles)

Bean Tostadas (Tostadas de Frijoles) make a quick and delicious lunch or dinner. Made of a crispy and crunchy tortilla piled high with toppings.
Prep Time12 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Total Time12 mins
Course: Lunch or Dinner
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 4
Calories: 229kcal


  • 4 tostadas
  • 1 cup refried beans
  • 1/4 head iceberg lettuce shredded
  • 1 tomato diced
  • 1 cup Monterey Jack crumbled
  • Salsa (of your choice)
  • Pickled onion (optional)


  • Smear about 2 tbsp of refried beans on a tostada.
  • Top with cheese, lettuce, and tomatoes.
  • Add salsa of your choice and pickled onions, if using.
  • Repeat until there are no more tostadas.
  • Serve immediately.


If you have time, you can fry  your own tortillas.
Or, save some time and buy them already made.


Calories: 229kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 606mg | Potassium: 136mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 526IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 246mg | Iron: 1mg