Serious reward to effort ratio here! We're crisping a corn tortilla and loading it up with spicy black bean puree and a refreshing guacamole. So good! mexicanplease.com
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Spicy Black Bean and Guacamole Tostadas

Serious reward to effort ratio in these tostadas! We're crisping a corn tortilla and loading it up with spicy black bean puree and a refreshing guacamole. 
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Servings: 2
Calories: 658kcal
Author: Mexican Please

Ingredients

  • 6-8 corn tortillas
  • 1/2 cup cheese
  • cilantro (for garnish)
  • oil
  • hot sauce

For the Black Bean Puree:

  • 1 can black beans
  • 1/2 onion
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 chipotles in adobo
  • 1 tablespoon adobo sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • freshly cracked black pepper
  • splash of water

For the Guacamole:

  • 1 avocado
  • 1 lime
  • 2-3 tablespoons finely chopped onion
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt (plus more to taste)

Instructions

  • For the black bean puree, roughly chop 1/2 an onion and peel 2 garlic cloves. Saute the onion and garlic in a dollop of oil over medium heat for 5-7 minutes.
  • Drain and rinse one can of black beans. Add the black beans to the onion mixture along with 2 chipotles in adobo, 1 Tablespoon adobo sauce, 1/2 teaspoon cumin, 1/2 teaspoon salt, freshly ground pepper, and a splash of water. Simmer for a few minutes until heated through.
  • Combine the bean mixture in a blender or food processor. Salt to taste (I added another pinch to this batch).
  • For the Guacamole, finely chop 2-3 tablespoons of onion.  Use the back of a fork to smoosh the onion until it turns translucent.  Add onion to a bowl along with the avocado flesh, 1/4 teaspoon of salt, and the juice of a half lime.  Mush and mix well.  Taste for salt level and keep adding tiny dashes of salt (and lime) until it tastes right to you. 
  • Add a thin sheen of oil to a skillet over medium heat.  Add a layer of beans and cheese to each tortilla and cook them in the skillet for 1-2  minutes or until they have brown spots on the underside.
  • Top with guacamole, cilantro, hot sauce, and any other toppings you want.  Serve immediately. 

Notes

I like to use as little oil as possible so sometimes it can be easiest to add a small drop of oil to the skillet and then rub the tortilla in the oil before adding the beans and cheese.  
Alternatively, you could bake your own tostada shells. 
 
 

Nutrition

Calories: 658kcal