Super Quick Black Bean Tostada

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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!!

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Super Quick Black Bean Tostada

*Created by Lori at Creating Beauty in the Kitchen

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(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
  • Honey
  • Chili powder
  • Fresh cilantro

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  • 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.

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21 thoughts on “Super Quick Black Bean Tostada

  1. It does look delish Lori! What a funny story. You know our taste for foods change through the years. I used to love seafood and now I can barely eat it. I can on occasion eat fried shrimp or a very clean, well prepared fried fish …depends on the fish as well. This change happened after I got pregnant with my second child and never went away. I am glad you like it now, and I am sure your husband is as well. 🙂

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    • Thanks Arl! I didn’t realize they change, but mine sure seems to have! I love so many things that I used to not like! That is so funny that you used to love seafood and now you can barely stand it!

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    • LOL about it being a deal breaker! I am sure glad it wasn’t a deal breaker for my hubby! 🙂 Though I know he certainly is grateful that I love Mexican food now….well, except for the part where I hog all the guacamole! 😉

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    • I love black beans! I could eat them all day long….hehehe. Well, I am sure glad I love Mexican food now because I was definitely missing out!

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