A few years ago, we found a recipe for tostadas. I'm not sure how traditional this recipe is, but we love it regardless. It's very simple. The hardest part is frying the tortillas. I usually leave this job for Jason. We've tried toasting the tortillas in the oven, but they just aren't nearly as good as they are when you fry them until golden brown, which only takes about 30 seconds.

When the tortillas are fried, they puff up and become crispy and golden brown. Fry up about two tortillas per person. We use the small size. Let them dry on a paper towl and cool for a minute before you start adding your toppings.

We make a simple bean dip and use as the base of our tostadas. The bean dip is really good on it's own, all you need is salsa, refried beans, and a little shredded cheddar cheese. The recipe is down below. Once you've added your toppings, throw the tostadas under the broiler just long enough for the cheese to melt. This dinner is really quick and easy and you'll love how good these are!!!

1 package small tortillas
1 package shredded cheddar cheese
1 can refried beans
1 jar salsa
The other toppings are up to you......we used the following:
1 tomato, diced
Shredded lettuce
Sour Cream

1. Heat about 2 cups of oil in a frying pan.
2. Add tortillas one at a time and fry until golden brown then flip and fry the other side.
3. Place tortillas on paper towels to drain.
4. For the bean dip, mix salsa, refried beans, and a handful of shredded cheddar cheese.
5. Place bean dip in the microwave for 1 minute and stir, continue process until hot.
6. Spread bean dip on each tostada.
7. Build other toppings and place under broiler for 2-3 minutes until cheese has melted.

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