Refried Beans and Mushroom Tostada Recipe
These Re-fried beans and Mushroom Tostadas are a perfect representation of the vibrant Mexican food -a riot of flavours, textures and colours.
Servings Prep Time
4servings 25minutes
Cook Time
Servings Prep Time
4servings 25minutes
Cook Time
  • 8 corn Tortillas(about 6 inches in size)
  • xbdcup Cheese Cheddar CheeseMexican or Cheddar , shredded
  • 2 Avocadosripe , sliced or cut into bite sized chunks just before serving
  • 4 – 5 Lettuce leavesfresh , shredded
  • 1cup Tomato SalsaFresh
  • 2teaspoons lime juice
  • to taste Salt
  • 1teaspoon black pepper, freshly crushed
  • 2teaspoons red chiliflakes
  • wedges Lime juiceto or serve
For the sautxe9ed Mushrooms
For the Re-fried Beans
  • 1 xbdCups Pinto Beans Red Kidney Beanscooked or Red Kidney
  • 1 onionsmall chopped
  • 2 – 3cloves garlic
  • 1tsp cuminpowder
  • xbdteaspoon Red chili chipotle chillies Adobo sauceflakes or in
  • Handful coriander leavesof fresh , chopped
  • 2tbsps butteroil or
  • to taste Salt
  1. Shallow fry the tortillas in a shallow, wide pan laced with a few spoons of oil or bake them at 180 degree C for 7-8 minutes, until crisp.
  2. Cool them completely.
  3. Prepare the Avocados by slicing/chopping them. Sprinkle some salt and pepper and lime juice on them. Toss together and set aside.
For the Re-fried beans.
  1. Heat oil/butter in a heavy bottom pan
  2. Add the onion, garlic and sautxe9 for a minute until softened.
  3. Add the cooked beans and roughly mash them with the back of the spoon. Add salt, cumin powder, red chilli flakes/chipotle chillies and mix.
  4. Add a little water (or reserved liquid from cooking the beans) mix well and take off the heat.
  5. Sprinkle coriander and set aside to be used later.
For the sauteed Mushrooms
  1. Heat oil in a pan.
  2. Add the onion and garlic and sautxe9 for 1-2 minutes and then add the mushrooms.
  3. Add salt and saute on high heat for 2-3 minutes until the mushrooms are soft and the water evaporates. Add taco seasoning and chilli flakes.
  4. Mix well and take off the heat and set aside to be used later.
To assemble the Tostadas
  1. Spread 1-2 tablespoons of the re-fried beans on the crisp Tostada.
  2. Top this with the sauteed Mushrooms and then with the salsa.
  3. Add a few chunks of the Avocados and top them with shredded lettuce.
  4. Garnish with shredded cheese and squeeze some lime juice. Serve immediately.