Beef Tostadas
Recipe from Family Circle

The spicy meat for this tostada recipe is prepared in the slow cooker. Layer the beef with your favorite fixings on warm tortilla shells to finish off this main dish.



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Servings: 12
Yield: 12 tostadas
Prep Time: 15 mins
Related Categories: Beef, Mexican Cuisine, Slow Cooker
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Ingredients
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    boneless beef round steak
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    1/2  teaspoon 
    salt
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    1/2  teaspoon 
    black pepper
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    1/4  cup 
    lime juice
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    3   
    garlic cloves, finely chopped
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    jalapeno, seeded and finely chopped
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    large onion, chopped
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    1   tablespoon 
    chili powder
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    1/4  teaspoon 
    cumin
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    1/8  teaspoon 
    cayenne pepper
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    packaged tostada or hard taco shells
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    fat-free refried beans
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    1 1/2  cups 
    shredded iceberg lettuce
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    reduced-fat shredded Mexican-blend cheese
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    salsa

Directions
1.
Sprinkle steak with salt and pepper. Place 3 tablespoons of the lime juice, the garlic, jalapeno, onion, chili powder, cumin and cayenne in a slow cooker. Place beef on top and cook on HIGH for 6 hours or LOW for 8 hours.
2.
Remove beef to a cutting board and when cool enough to handle, shred with fingers or using two forks. Place shredded beef in a large bowl.
3.
Strain remaining liquid in slow cooker over a bowl or measuring cup, discarding solids. Add strained liquid and remaining 1 tablespoon lime juice to beef in bowl and stir to combine. Cover; keep warm.
4.
Warm tostada shells in oven according to package directions. While tostadas are baking, heat refried beans in microwave for 1 1/2 minutes on HIGH, stirring halfway through until warm and spreadable.
5.
Spread each tostada with 1 tablespoon refried beans. Place 1/3 cup beef over beans and divide lettuce equally among tostadas. Top each with 1 heaping tablespoon cheese and 1 tablespoon salsa.
Nutrition information
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 187, Fat, total (g) 8, chol. (mg) 41, sat. fat (g) 3, carb. (g) 13, fiber (g) 2, pro. (g) 18, sodium (mg) 152, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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