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Easy Bean & Beef Tostadas-Taco spiced ground beef & refried beans layers on top of a crispy tortilla topped with cheese & fresh pico de gallo. Weight Watchers friendly. www.bitesofflavor.com

Easy Bean & Beef Tostadas

A delicious and easy dinner made in under 30 minutes.  Taco spiced ground beef and refried beans layered on top of a crispy tortilla.  Topped with cheese and fresh pico de gallo!  
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 6


  • ½ Medium White Onion
  • ½ Red Bell Pepper, Seeds removed
  • 1 Jalapeno, Seeds removed
  • 1 Clove Garlic
  • 1 Teaspoon Olive Oil
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • ½ Teaspoon Pepper
  • 1 ½ Pound 96% Ground Beef
  • 1 Tablespoon Tomato Paste
  • 1 Tablespoon Cumin
  • 1 Tablespoon Chili Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Smoked Paprika
  • ½ Teaspoon Cayenne Pepper, (Omit to make less spicy)
  • 12 Corn Tortillas, (I use Mission Ultra Thin Corn Tortillas)
  • 1 ½ Cups Canned Fat Free Refried Beans
  • ¾ Cup Reduced Fat Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • Pico de Gallo, For Garnish (Recipe link in notes section)
  • Guacamole, For Garnish


  • Dice onion, bell pepper, and jalapeno and set aside.
  • Mince garlic and set aside.
  • Heat medium skillet over medium heat and add olive oil.
  • Add diced onion, bell pepper, and jalapeno. Sauté for 8 minutes until onion is translucent.
  • Add garlic, season with 1 teaspoon salt and 1 teaspoon pepper. Sauté for 1 minute.
  • Add ground beef, break up into small pieces, and cook for 10 minutes until meat is fully cooked.
  • Add tomato paste, cumin, chili powder, paprika, and cayenne pepper. Mix well.
  • After the meat has cooked, cover with a lid and reduce heat to low to keep warm.
  • Heat a small pot over medium low heat and add refried beans. Heat for 5 minutes or so until beans are warm.
  • Make Pico de Gallo according to recipe instructions.

To Make Tostada Shell:

  • Preheat oven to 400°.
  • Spray tortillas with cooking spray on both sides.
  • Lay tortillas on baking sheet and bake for 7 minutes.
  • Remove from oven, flip over, and bake for another 7 minutes until golden crisp.

To Assemble Tostada:

  • Spread 2 tablespoons refried beans onto a tostada and add 2 tablespoons ground beef on top of beans; set aside.
  • Spread 2 tablespoons refried beans onto a tostada and add 2 tablespoons ground beef on top of beans. Place tostada on top of other tostada and sprinkle the top with 1 tablespoon cheese.
  • Garnish with Pico de Gallo.


**Click here to follow recipe directions for Pico de Gallo Salsa.**

Nutrition is based on the Weight Watchers Freestyle Program guidelines. Nutrition calculated using Weight Watchers calculator.
NUTRITION: Serves 6, 2 Tostadas Per Serving- (6 SmartPoints Per Serving) CALORIES: 267 FAT: 9.3 SATURATED FAT: 3.9 CARBS: 16.3 FIBER: 2.7 SUGARS: 2 PROTEIN: 30.3