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Cheesy Beef Tostadas

Cheesy Beef Tostadas

with Green Pepper, Tomato Salsa, and Hot Sauce Crema

20-Min Meal
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We love a good ground-beef taco, but you don’t need us to tell you how to make one—there are kits for that. Instead, we’re here to show you how to take Tex-Mex night to the next level. So enter the tostada, featuring a flat tortilla baked until crisp, with lots of surface area for piling it on. Thankfully, there are plenty of toppings in this recipe, and not just warmly spiced ground beef—there’s also green pepper, tomato salsa, and a spicy sour cream.

Tags:Spicy
Allergens:MilkWheat

Produced in a facility that processes milk, eggs, fish, shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, and soybean.

Preparation Time20 minutes
Cooking difficultyLevel 1
Ingredients
serving amount
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serving amount

10 ounce

Ground Beef

1 tablespoon

Southwest Spice Blend

1 teaspoon

Chili Powder

1 unit

Green Bell Pepper

1 unit

Yellow Onion

1 unit

Beef Stock Concentrate

1 unit

Roma Tomato

¼ ounce

Cilantro

1 unit

Lime

4 tablespoon

Sour Cream

(ContainsMilk)

1 teaspoon

Hot Sauce

6 unit

Flour Tortillas

(ContainsWheat)

½ cup

Mexican Cheese Blend

(ContainsMilk)

Not included in your delivery

4 teaspoon

Olive Oil

Salt

Pepper

Nutrition Values/ per serving
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/ per serving
Energy (kJ)3640 kJ
Calories870 kcal
Fat48 g
Saturated Fat21 g
Carbohydrate61 g
Sugar8 g
Dietary Fiber5 g
Protein37 g
Cholesterol140 mg
Sodium1680 mg
Due to the different suppliers we purchase our products from, nutritional facts per meal can vary from the website to what is received in the delivered box, depending on your region.
Utensils
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Large Pan
Small Bowl
Instructionsarrow up iconarrow up icon
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Preheat and Cook Beef
Preheat and Cook Beef
1

Wash and dry all produce. Preheat broiler to high with rack in position closest to flame. Heat a drizzle of olive oil in a large pan over medium-high heat. Add beef, Southwest spice, chili powder, and a few big pinches of salt. Break up meat into smaller pieces. Cook, tossing occasionally, until starting to brown, about 5 minutes.

Prep and Add Veggies
Prep and Add Veggies
2

While beef cooks, core and seed green pepper. Halve lengthwise, then slice into thin strips. Halve and peel onion; thinly slice one half (save the other for the next step). Once beef browns, add green pepper and onion slices to same pan along with a pinch of salt. Cook, tossing, until veggies are tender, about 5 minutes.

Simmer and Finish Prep
Simmer and Finish Prep
3

Pour ¼ cup water and stock concentrate into pan. Simmer until most of the liquid evaporates, about 1 minute. Season with salt, then remove pan from heat and set aside. Cut tomato into small cubes. Roughly chop cilantro. Cut lime into quarters. Very finely chop enough of the remaining onion to give you 2 TBSP (use the rest as you like).

Make Salsa and Crema
Make Salsa and Crema
4

Place tomato, cilantro, chopped onion, juice from two lime quarters, and a pinch of salt and pepper in a medium bowl. Toss to combine and set aside. In a separate small bowl, stir together sour cream and as much hot sauce as you like. Stir in water 1 tsp at a time until mixture has a drizzling consistency. Season with salt and set aside.

Toast Tortillas
Toast Tortillas
5

Drizzle tortillas on all sides using 1 TBSP olive oil and brush to coat evenly. Arrange in a single layer on a baking sheet. Gently prick each tortilla in a few places with a fork. Place under broiler and broil until lightly toasted on top, about 2 minutes. Flip tortillas over with tongs or a spatula. Return to broiler and toast on other side, about 2 minutes more. TIP: Keep an eye out for any burning the entire time.

Assemble and Serve
Assemble and Serve
6

Divide tortillas between plates. Evenly scatter cheese onto top of each tortilla. Top with beef mixture. Dollop with salsa and crema. Serve with remaining lime quarters on the side.