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Scarecrow Tostadas

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  • 45 min prep time
  • 45 min total time
  • 13 ingredients
  • 6 servings
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Simple beef tostadas go goofy when you dress them up with fun veggie shapes.

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)

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

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

Have kids make their own scarecrow faces on the tostadas.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
440
Calories from Fat
230
% Daily Value
Total Fat
25g
39%
Saturated Fat
11g
55%
Trans Fat
2g
Cholesterol
85mg
28%
Sodium
1140mg
48%
Potassium
510mg
15%
Total Carbohydrate
26g
9%
Dietary Fiber
6g
24%
Sugars
3g
Protein
26g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
35%
35%
Vitamin C
8%
8%
Calcium
20%
20%
Iron
25%
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 Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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