Healthy Meal Prep
Authentic Mexican Tostadas  Recipe

Authentic Mexican Tostadas


This corn tostada dish uses homemade ingredients and fresh Mexican flavors to provide a delicious, authentic meal that everyone will love.


  • 1 (2 pound) boneless beef chuck roast
  • 1 medium onion, halved
  • 6 cloves garlic, divided
  • salt to taste
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 pounds dried pinto beans
  • salt to taste
  • 2 medium red onions, thinly sliced
  • ½ cup white vinegar
  • 1 large lemon, juiced
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 5 tomatoes, stems removed
  • 3 jalapeno peppers, stemmed, or more to taste
  • salt to taste
  • 12 corn tostada shells
  • 1 (8 ounce) container sour cream
  • 1 head lettuce, chopped
  • 2 (12 ounce) packages crumbled cotija cheese


  1. Fill a large pot halfway with water and add chuck roast. Add onion and 4 cloves garlic, and season with salt. Cook over medium-low heat until meat is falling apart, about 1 1/2 hours. Let cool slightly and shred using 2 forks. Set aside and keep warm.
  2. Bring water to a boil in a large pot; add pinto beans and salt to taste. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook until tender, about 1 hour. Drain and let cool slightly. Smash beans using a potato masher; set aside and keep warm.
  3. Place red onions, vinegar, lemon juice, salt, and pepper in a bowl and combine. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.
  4. Bring tomatoes, jalapenos, and enough water to cover to a boil in a small pot. Continue to boil until semi-soft, 8 to 10 minutes. Let cool slightly and transfer to a blender. Add remaining 2 cloves garlic; season with salt. Blend hot sauce until smooth.
  5. Top each tostada evenly with cooked beans, sour cream, shredded beef, lettuce, Cotija cheese, marinated red onions, and hot sauce, in that order.

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Nutritional Information

Authentic Mexican Tostadas

Servings Per Recipe: 12
Calories: 712.3
% Daily Value *
protein: 80 %
carbohydrates: 21 %
exchange other carbs:
dietary fiber: 57 %
fat: 51 %
saturated fat: 87 %
cholesterol: 34 %
vitamin a iu: 20 %
niacin equivalents: 71 %
vitamin b6: 39 %
vitamin c: 42 %
folate: 108 %
calcium: 54 %
iron: 32 %
magnesium: 62 %
potassium: 42 %
sodium: 32 %
thiamin: 54 %
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*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
**Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
(-)Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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