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Black Bean Mexican Tostada

Traditional Mexican Tostadas are served on a fried tortilla, this healthier version uses baked tortilla in an optional bowl for a fun and easy Mexican side dish.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Fiesta, healthy


  • Mini Waffle bowl maker {optional}


  • 1 package Raw tortillas
  • 1 can Refried black beans
  • 1 head Romaine lettuce
  • 1 Tomato diced
  • 1 Avocado sliced


DIY Tortilla Bowls

  • Cut your raw tortillas into a 4" circle for mini bowls
  • Add the raw tortilla to the mini waffle bowl maker being careful to press the tortilla softly down as to not break it
  • Close the lid and let cook until the light turns on and carefully remove

Optional Oven baked tortilla bowl method

  • Preheat oven to 350°
  • Brush raw tortillas with oil and lay over properly sized bowls.
  • Place in the oven for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned

Tostada Filling

  • Spread warm refried beans onto bottom of bowl with the backside of a spoon
  • Top with shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, sliced avocados
  • Serve with salsa, cheese, and drizzle with crema


For a full meal add seasoned ground beef or shredded chicken