Monday, October 25, 2010

Basic Tostadas

1 lb. ground turkey ($.79)
1/2 red bell pepper, chopped fine ($.25)
1 small onion ($.05)
2 cloves garlic, minced ($.10)
1/2 tsp. oregano ($.05)
1/4 tsp. onion salt ($.05)
2 T. Mexican-style marinade (free after coupons)
1 T. Worchester sauce ($.05)
1/2 tsp. black pepper ($.05)

8 oz. monterey jack cheese blend, shredded ($1.00)
12-14 tostadas ($.99)
16 oz. can refried beans ($.59)
2 small onions, minced ($.10)
1 small bunch cilantro ($.33)
1 C. salsa (any variety) ($.22)

In a nonstick skillet, add turkey, bell pepper, 1 small minced onion, seasoning, marinades, and cook over medium heat for 10-12 minutes, until meat is browned and veggies are tender.

Heat refried beans in a small skillet until hot.

Top tostadas with beans, cheese, browned meat, salsa, minced onion, cilantro, and cheese.

Yields = 4-6 servings
Cost: $4.62
Cost per serving: $.77 - $1.15

Additional Topping Ideas:
Sour cream
Black olives
Shredded lettuce
Chopped tomatoes
Hot sauce


  1. I've never tried these, but they sound easy to make. Must look for the ingredients next time I'm in the store.

  2. Thank you - this is a great idea to expand on the traditional taco bar I do for my kids parties, this should be fun.