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Aug 25, 2015


Black Bean Tostadas

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Black Bean Tostadas
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Yield Servings
Author The Food Channel
Prep time 15 minutes
Cooking time 10 minutes
Total time 25 minutes


Top freshly grilled corn tortillas with garlicky seasoned black beans, crumbled Mexican cheese, cumin crema and salsa for a fresh, contemporary Mexican appetizer.


  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin seeds, toasted, coarse ground
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon lime zest, fresh
  • 2 cup canned black beans, drained
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon California style garlic and pepper seasoning
  • 8 corn tortillas
  • Vegetable oil, as needed
  • 1/2 cup queso fresca cheese, crumbled
  • 1/2 cup roasted tomato salsa
  • 4 wedges lime, grilled (optional)
  • 4 sprigs fresh cilantro


  1. Preheat grill.
  2. For cumin crema: combine sour cream, cumin, salt and lime zest in bowl and whisk to blend. Reserve.
  3. Combine black beans, oil and garlic pepper in small nonstick skillet and toss to blend; heat over medium-low heat until warm. Cover and keep warm.
  4. Brush tortillas lightly with oil; grill over medium heat for 1 minute on each side or until light golden brown. Remove from grill.
  5. Top each warm tortilla with 1/4 cup beans and 1 tablespoon each crumbled cheese, salsa and cumin crema. Arrange on serving plates or large platter.
  6. Garnish tostadas with grilled lime wedges and fresh cilantro.