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Bean and Cheese Tostadas

By cafb June 2, 2018

252 calories | 34g carbs | 8g fat (4g sat fat) | 12g protein | 484mg sodium | 8g fiber | 2g sugar (0 added sugar) per serving

Serves 6 for $3.60

This kid-friendly, vegetarian recipe is not only delicious but can be made for under $4.00.


  • 6 taco-size corn tortillas
  • 1 (15 ounce) can beans (black, kidney, or red), with liquid
  • 1 (15 ounce) can diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • ½ cup cilantro, finely chopped (stems included)
  • Juice of 1 lime or 2 tablespoons lime juice concentrate
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese


  1. Heat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, combine beans, tomatoes, chili powder, cilantro, and lime.
  3. Place the tortillas on a baking sheet and bake in the oven for a few minutes, then remove.
  4. Top each tortilla with about ½ cup filling and sprinkle with cheese.
  5. Bake for 5 more minutes until the cheese is melted.

Bean Swap

Try different kinds of beans in this recipe such as red, pinto, or kidney beans.

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