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my favorite tostadas

How about a quick, easy dinner to make your Wednesday a little bit easier? I know making tostadas isn’t exactly brain surgery, but I feel like I’ve been experimenting with them long enough that I’ve definitely figured out my favorite way to make them. They are one of my family’s very favorite meals, and we have them reaaallllly often. I try to always have a batch of homemade refried beans in the freezer for nights that I’m tired and don’t want to cook (read: pretty much all of the nights that I work) and these tostadas make for a quick and easy dinner that’s usually ready in under 15 minutes. We’ve experimented with a lot of different toppings but the combination below is my absolute favorite. Each bite is full of so many fun flavors and textures, and they’re easy to customize for my one child who won’t touch tomatoes and my other child who would die before she ate a piece of lettuce. I think it’s definitely worth it to stock up on the homemade refried beans, because they make these tostadas outstanding! Yum!

The Best Tostadas

homemade refried beans (they taste so much better than canned!)
2 cups shredded rotisserie chicken
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
shredded cheese
salsa (I love the mango peach salsa from Costco)
sliced olives
sour cream
shredded lettuce
tostada shells (I love the Guerrero brand and have found them at Target and Walmart)

Toss the rotisserie chicken with the cumin, chili powder, and garlic powder. Spread each tostada shell with refried beans, then layer chicken, cheese, salsa, olives, sour cream, and lettuce. Enjoy!

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