Scarecrow Tostadas

Simple beef tostadas go goofy when you dress them up with fun veggie shapes.

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  • prep time 45 min
  • total time 45 min
  • ingredients 13
  • servings 6
 

Ingredients

1
lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
1
can (16 oz) Old El Paso™ vegetarian refried beans
2
teaspoons ground cumin
1/2
teaspoon garlic salt
6
Old El Paso™ tostada shells (from 4.5-oz box)
6
ready-to-eat baby-cut carrots
6
red bell pepper slices
12
cherry tomatoes
About 4 teaspoons sour cream
12
ripe olive slices
1 1/2
cups finely shredded Mexican or taco-seasoned cheese blend (6 oz)
1 1/2
cups chopped leaf lettuce
6
triangle-shaped tortilla chips (about 3 inch)

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Steps

  • 1 In 10-inch skillet, cook beef over medium-high heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently, until thoroughly cooked; drain. Add beans, cumin and garlic salt. Reduce heat to low; cook 3 to 4 minutes, stirring occasionally, until hot.
  • 2 Meanwhile, heat tostada shells as directed on box.
  • 3 To assemble tostadas, spread 1/2 cup beef mixture onto each tostada shell. Place carrots in center of each for nose, red bell pepper slice for mouth and 2 cherry tomatoes for eyes. Spoon 1/4 teaspoon sour cream on each tomato eye; top with olive slices. Sprinkle 1/4 cup cheese and 1/4 cup lettuce around top edge of each tostada. Place tortilla chip on top of each tostada for scarecrow hat. Serve immediately.
  • 1 In 10-inch skillet, cook beef over medium-high heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently, until thoroughly cooked; drain. Add beans, cumin and garlic salt. Reduce heat to low; cook 3 to 4 minutes, stirring occasionally, until hot.
  • 2 Meanwhile, heat tostada shells as directed on box.
  • 3 To assemble tostadas, spread 1/2 cup beef mixture onto each tostada shell. Place carrots in center of each for nose, red bell pepper slice for mouth and 2 cherry tomatoes for eyes. Spoon 1/4 teaspoon sour cream on each tomato eye; top with olive slices. Sprinkle 1/4 cup cheese and 1/4 cup lettuce around top edge of each tostada. Place tortilla chip on top of each tostada for scarecrow hat. Serve immediately.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

Prepare the bell peper and olives before heating the tostada shells.

Have kids make their own scarecrow faces on the tostadas.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
440
(
Calories from Fat
230),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
25g
25%
(Saturated Fat
11g,
11%
Trans Fat
2g
2%
),
Cholesterol
85mg
85%;
Sodium
1140mg
1140%;
Total Carbohydrate
26g
26%
(Dietary Fiber
6g
6%
  Sugars
3g
3%
),
Protein
26g
26%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
35%;
Vitamin C
8%;
Calcium
20%;
Iron
25%;
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.