Best Comfort Food to Pack On The Go: Bean Tostados

Bean Tostadoshot lunch recipe wagon presents a hot meal you can take to work, the beach or send to camp.  Our recipes are quick, easy and less than 30 minutes to cook.  Cook our recipes the night before, refrigerate and reheat the next day.  Or, on the other hand, you can cook our meals and freeze them for next week’s lunch.  Our special today is Bean Tostados


You can skip the first step if you purchase prepared tostada shells, wrap them in foil and warm them in the oven.

8 corn tortillas

1 small yellow onion, chopped

3/4 cup prepared chunky tomato salsa

4 ounces mild Cheddar or Monterey Jack cheese, coarsely grated ( 1 cup)

1 can ( 15 or 16 ounces refried beans)

2 cups shredded lettuce

1 can ( 4 ounces) chopped green chillies, drained

1/4 cup red radish slices

Vegetable oil

1/4 cup sliced pitted black olives


a large skillet, heated ¼ inch vegetable oil over moderately high heat.  Add each tortilla one at a time, fry until crisp on both sides, about 2 minutes, turn once.  Drain the fried tortilla, or tostado shell, and repeat to fry the remaining tortillas


save 2 tablespoons of oil.  Add onions and saute over medium heat until soft, about 5 minutes.  Stir in beans and chilies; cook until the beans are heated through, 1 to 2 minutes.  Stir half of the cheese into the beans until melted.  Remove the bean mixture from the heat.


the bean mixture on the tostado shells.  Top each with some shredded lettuce, olives, and radishes, the remaining cheese, and salsa. Pack warm in  a heated tote for hot lunch to go.

Keep Lunch Warm Legend Heated Lunch box

You can carry your hot lunch in a heated lunch tote.


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