Foodie Friday: Bean Tostadas

Foodie Friday: Bean Tostadas

Cue the Hallelujah chorus…IT’S FRIDAY!!! I’m watching my niece this weekend and I am so excited to spend much needed quality time with her. Hopefully some snuggles, Disney movies, and fun will be involved. 🙂 Now onward to Foodie Friday! These super easy Bean Tostadas will have a healthy and flavorful meal on your table in less than 30 minutes. This recipe is gluten free, filled with fresh veggies, and just the right amount of spice. 

As always, feel free to add whatever veggies you like and have on hand. Side note: Does anyone else love the way cherry tomatoes taste when they’re roasted in the oven? It seriously tastes like a whole different veggie–soooo good! They’re also so good sauteed. I’m new to cooking tomatoes and I must say I am a fan!

Bean Tostadas (Serves 3)


Ingredients Bean Tostadas

  • 1/2 pint cherry tomatoes cut
  • 1 small yellow onion diced
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro
  • 1 bell pepper diced
  • 1 package of mushrooms washed and diced
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 can re-fried beans with chilies
  • 6 corn tortillas


  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees
  • Place tortillas on baking sheet and set aside.
  • Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a medium skillet. Add onion, bell pepper, and mushrooms sauteing until soft, about 5-7 minutes. I added salt, pepper, and garlic powder while veggies sauteed. Add tomatoes for the last 2 minutes of cooking. 

Bean Tostadas Veggies

  • Open re-fried beans and spread evenly on to the tortillas.

Bean Tostadas layer 1

  • Add veggies on top of the beans and spread evenly across shell.

Bean Tostadas layer 2

  • Sprinkle cheese on top of the veggies and bake in the oven for 10 minutes.

Bean Tostadas layer 3

  • Sprinkle each of the bean tostadas with cilantro until evenly coated. Serve immediately!

Bean Tostadas Baked

  • I ended up topping mine with salsa and having some lime tortilla chips on the side. Super tasty!

Plated Bean Tostadas

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16 thoughts on “Foodie Friday: Bean Tostadas

  1. I love cilantro!! and I love it on all Mexican food. These tostadas look really good! I’m not a fan of tomatoes at all but I’ve heard that they taste totally different roasted…maybe I’ll be brave one day and try it out!

    • Yeah its really great homemade!! I definitely prefer that over the cheese filled greasy mexican food that is often found at restaurants!

  2. Okay, this is MUCH easier than the way I’ve made them in the past and I can’t wait to pick the stuff up today! Yum! And YES to cooking tomatoes – especially roasting them. It’s actually healthier for you since apparently the lycopene in them isn’t active/digestible until cooked. Or something like that, ha!

    • Im glad im not the only cooked tomato fan haha! Good to know theyre healthier 😀 They definitely taste waaay better! Hope you enjoy them!

  3. These look FANTASTIC! I love refried beans SO much. I often end up with tostadas when I make homemade tortillas because they’ll harden up quickly.

    • Thank you!! Refried beans are in my top 10 foods probably! i ended up really enjoying the slightly crispy crunchy edges too! Ill have to make some homemade corn tortillas sometime–this time i went for store bought!

    • Glad im not the only one!! 🙂 Yes, her current favorites are Beauty and the Beast and Frozen so im sure it will be one of those haha!

  4. Love Mexican food. I really like cilantro, I don’t understand how people don’t like it! I grow it at my house so I can always have a lot on hand!

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