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chipotle beef tostadas

Chipotle Beef Tostadas

Chipotle Beef Tostadas - crunchy tortillas topped with a flavor packed beef and veggie mixture. This is an easy last minute meal that feels a little more sophisticated. 
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword Chipotle Beef Tostadas
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 751kcal
Author Cathy


  • 2 tbsps vegetable oil
  • 1 lb ground beef chuck
  • 1 large white onion, minced
  • kosher salt
  • 1-1/2 tsps chipotle chile powder
  • 1 (10 oz) can can Fire roasted diced tomatoes with green chiles or Mexican-style diced tomatoes with green chiles
  • 1 (15 oz) can pinto beans, drained
  • 1 medium zucchini
  • 2 cups coleslaw mix or finely shredded cabbage
  • juice of one lime plus lime wedges for serving
  • freshly ground pepper
  • 8 tostadas (flat crisp shell) or taco shells
  • 1-1/2 cups (about 4 oz) shredded cheddar cheese


  • Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the ground beef, half of the onion, 1 teaspoon salt and chile powder; cook, stirring and breaking up the meat with a wooden spoon, until the meat is browned and the onion is tender, about 7 minutes.
  • Add the tomatoes, beans and zucchini and cook, stirring occasionally, until the zucchini is just tender, about 6 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, toss the coleslaw mix, lime juice and salt and pepper to taste in a bowl.
  • Divide the tostadas among plates and spoon the beef mixture on top. Top with the cheese, slaw and the remaining minced onion. Serve with lime wedges.


Calories: 751kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 54g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Cholesterol: 115mg | Fiber: 11g