2 baked taco tostadas on a corn tortilla on a bamboo serving platter on top of a brown and white towel on a wooden surface (with logo overlay)

Taco Tostadas

Use corn tortillas as a base for taco meat and toppings to make your own taco tostadas for a quick and easy dinner.

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A few weeks ago, when I made Taco Pizza, there was a bit of confusion as to what we were having for dinner that night. I had the meal planned out in my head. As I started to make it, Justin was questioning what I was doing. So, we both made our own versions. I made Taco Pizza on a refrigerated pizza crust. Justin, meanwhile, made his on corn tortillas. In the end, his was more of taco tostadas (similar to these Bean and Cheese Tostadas). 

We made different meals that night, but both were delicious! I can’t say which I prefer more because they both came out so different from the other. I think it would be a matter of preference as to which you should make for your family. 

Both recipes started the same, with making taco meat and included regular taco toppings. From there, they varied in the order that everything was put on top as well as the base of the recipe. 

Taco Tostadas can easily be made into a meal, and are perfect if you don’t all like the same thing on your tacos. Each person can build their own tostada so it’s exactly what they want to eat. 

We almost always have the ingredients on hand to make bean and cheese tostadas since they are so quick, but now I am going to keep everything for these, too. Meals like this are exactly what I need on those crazy days after school when we don’t have a lot of time to get a meal on the table.

Step by Step

Preheat the oven to 400F. In a large skillet, brown the ground beef until it’s no longer pink. 

Ground beef browning in a large skillet on a wooden surface

Stir in the water and taco seasoning. Bring to a boil then reduce heat and simmer for 3-4 minutes, stirring often. 

Ground beef with taco seasoning and water in a large skillet on a wooden surface

Lay the corn tortillas out on a baking sheet or baking stone. Top each with a scoop of the taco meat. 

6 corn tortillas topped with a scoop of prepared taco meat on a baking stone on a wooden surface

Sprinkle each with cheese. I like cheddar cheese but you could also use a Mexican blend or fiesta cheese. 

6 corn tortillas topped with a scoop of prepared taco meat and shredded cheese on a baking stone on a wooden surface

Add any other desired taco toppings. We used chopped onion, bell peppers, and tomatoes. 

6 corn tortillas topped with a scoop of prepared taco meat, shredded cheese, and taco toppings on a baking stone on a wooden surface

Bake for about 5-10 minutes, until the cheese has melted. 

2 baked taco tostadas on a corn tortilla on a bamboo serving platter on top of a brown and white towel on a wooden surface (vertical)

Recipe

Originally Published On: January 10, 2019

Last Updated On: March 24, 2020

2 baked taco tostadas on a corn tortilla on a bamboo serving platter on top of a brown and white towel on a wooden surface

Taco Tostadas

Use corn tortillas as a base for taco meat and toppings to make your own taco tostadas for a quick and easy dinner.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: ground beef, tacos
Servings: 6 tostadas
5 from 6 votes

Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 2 tbsp taco seasoning (or 1 packet)
  • 6 corn tortilla shells
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese (shredded)
  • desired taco toppings

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Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400F
  • In a large skillet, brown the ground beef until it is no longer pink then drain
  • Add in the water and taco seasoning
  • Bring to a boil then reduce the heat to a simmer and cook for 3-4 minutes
  • Lay the corn tortillas out on a baking sheet
  • Top each tortilla with a scoop of ground beef
  • Add a layer of shredded cheese
  • Top with any other desired taco toppings such as onions, bell peppers, or tomatoes
  • Bake for about 5-10 minutes until the cheese is melted
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Nutrition Facts
Taco Tostadas
Amount Per Serving (1 tostada)
Calories 288 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 8g40%
Cholesterol 64mg21%
Sodium 193mg8%
Potassium 262mg7%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 17g34%
Vitamin A 177IU4%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 103mg10%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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30 thoughts on “Taco Tostadas”

  1. This is nice meal, you have nice toppings and its colorful. Oinons are something I would choose too because they are healthy.

  2. Oh, I LOVE tostadas! My roommate in school (who was from TX originally!) used to make them all the time when we’d had a long day on campus and wanted something quick and healthy. Except that she used spinach as well, they looked very similar to yours. Yum!

  3. So during my last pregnancy (heโ€™s 8 months old) I was craving tacos. The weird thing is, that in general I hate tacos. So, my husband was very happy for those 9 months. He loves tacos and would probably love these ones too.

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