Is it a taco or tostada? A tostada is made on a flat, crispy corn tortilla topped with refried beans, lettuce, tomatoes and cheese. However, we made this version on a soft corn tortilla (choose organic if you can). We topped our creation with crisp-tender asparagus and called it a “tacostada.” Just fold in half and eat it like a soft taco. (Warning: It can be messy, so we do not recommend serving this on a first date!)
You can buy low fat or fat-free organic refried beans at most grocery stores now, and sometimes they’re even cheaper than regular ones. Read the labels and the prices! Or, see our recipe for Refrito (Refried) Beans.
We’ve rated this recipe difficulty as Moderate just because of the steps and amount of dirty dishes, but these are actually very easy to make (and they are delicious!). Give them a try!