I personally love making chicken tostadas because of the fact that they’re super easy to make and they taste great (especially when I have a ton of orders to work on), so making these breakfast tostadas is right up there on my top 5 easiest-most-delicious recipes to make.
Time: 20 minutes
Here’s what you’ll need:
1. 6 Tortillas
2. 29 oz. Can of Sun Vista pinto beans or fresh pinto beans (I used canned pinto beans for this dish, it’s totally fine)
3. Sour cream
4. 6 Eggs
For the sauce:
1. 1 tomato
2. 1/2 an onion
3. 3 jalapenos
4. 2 tbsp. of oil
Garnish (optional—but delicious, haha)
1. Queso Fresco
Ok, so first I took the onion, tomato, and jalapenos—and diced them up. I also removed the seeds from the jalapenos. Next I tossed these them into a small sauce pan that had been preheated with vegetable oil—you want to hear that sizzle when the ingredients hit the pan. Add a few pinches of salt—give it a toss and let it sit on the medium high heat until they’re transparent and a sauce forms.
While the sauce is turning awesome, you’ll want to take the can of beans and refry them. In order to refry them, I take a medium cast iron skillet, add 2 tbsp. of vegetable oil, and bring to a high heat. Once it’s piping hot you can add the canned beans—but be careful because once the water hits the pan it gets pretty scary. Once it’s all in, let it come to a boil, then lower the heat. When the beans are nice and hot go ahead and mash them. Those are ready.
Next you’ll want to fry up some tortillas. You can use the pre-fried/baked tostadas from the market—but homemade are the best! You can cook these in a small frying pan with just a little bit of oil (about 3 tbsp.) for a shallow fry. As you are frying these you’ll want to keep a spatula on hand because these tend to bubble up when they’re fried. Place your spatula on top of the tortilla as it’s frying to ensure it stays flat. I learned that little trick from watching Gabe’s mom makes these.
Next, you can fry some eggs in a small frying pan (I used the same pan I fried the tortillas in—no biggy). Once those are done you’re ready to assemble.
To assemble you take a tostada, put a layer of beans, a layer of sour cream, the fried egg, the sauce, the cheese, and some cilantro (and in that order—don’t mess around, haha). Now they’re ready to be eatin’. I hope you give these a try because they’re amazing!
Now stay tuned for Monday’s fun DIY. It’ll be a fun DIY to make as a gift or something you can make and give to a bored kid. I got the idea for this new DIY because my niece always wants to help me when I’m working at my craft desk, and I wanted to give her something really cool and fun to play with -–something that looked important, hehe. Well, I hope to see you back here on, Monday! Have a great weekend!