My sad history with Mexican food:
- When hubby and I got married I greatly disliked it….greatly! It was kind of a joke between us and his friends….whenever they hung out they would go to a Mexican restaurant so that my hubby could enjoy one of his favorite foods. 🙂
- I went to Mexico once in college and once the year after on mission trips. With my great dislike for Mexican food, I remember seeing a Pizza Hut and being so excited that I could finally get some good food. I am embarrassed to admit that fact, and doubly embarrassed to admit that I shed a tear or two (or many) at the fact that I had to eat Mexican food while I was there.
Irony: All these years later, now I absolutely love it! Honestly, it is my most favorite type of food! I am pretty sure I could eat it every single day! And not only does my hubby now have a wife that loves going out for Mexican food with him, but he has one that hogs all the guacamole!
Boy did I miss out in Mexico! To think that I actually thought a very processed Pizza Hut pizza was good food compared to genuine Mexican food! Ugh! Not to mention my tears…
So, in my great love for Mexican food I made another version of a tostada last night. This time I kept it very simple and super quick…cold black beans covered with chili powder and honey, cherry tomatoes, lots of cilantro, and Monterrey Jack cheese. Delicious!!
Super Quick Black Bean Tostada
*Created by Lori at Creating Beauty in the Kitchen
(You can make this gluten free by using gluten free tortillas)
- 4 small flour tortillas
- 1 can black beans
- cherry tomatoes
- Shredded Monterrey Jack cheese
- Chili powder
- Fresh cilantro
- Drain and rinse the black beans.
- In a mixing bowl, sprinkle the amount of chili powder you like, along with some honey and mix thoroughly.
- Cut the cherry tomatoes in halves.
- Chop up some fresh cilantro.
- Put a layer of cheese on the tortillas and toast them in a toaster oven (or broil them in a regular oven).
- Take them out and put some of the beans on each one, along with the tomatoes, and cilantro. Add more cheese to the top if you want.