Scarecrow Tostadas

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

  • 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)
  • 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.
  • 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.
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