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tostadas on a wood cutting board

"Magic" Meat and Bean Tostadas

  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Diet: Vegan




4 sprouted corn tortillas (We like Ezekiel Food for Life brand found in the freezer section of the grocery store)

Refried beans:

1 15-oz. can pinto beans, slightly drained

1/2 tsp cumin

1/2 tsp chili powder

1/2 tsp garlic powder


1 cup of "Magic" Meat

1/2 tsp cumin

1/2 tsp chili powder


1 cup arugula, baby spinach or chopped lettuce

1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped

1 cup shredded purple cabbage

1 lime

1/2 cup Cashew Cream (or 1/2 cup Super Easy Salsa and 1/2 cup Guacamole)



To prepare corn tortillas, preheat oven to 350°F (or 175°C).  Place corn tortillas flat on the rack or shallow baking sheet. Bake for 8 minutes or until slightly browned. Remove from oven and set aside. Tortillas will provide the base of the tostada. 


Take 1 cup of leftover Refried Beans and warm in a dry skillet over medium heat for 5 minutes. Reduce heat to very low and keep warm.

Alternatively, for a quick version of Refried Beans, take a 15oz. can of pinto beans, slightly drained, and add to a large mixing bowl. Take a potato masher or wooden spoon and mash beans to desired consistency. Add mashed beans to a dry skillet and warm uncovered over medium heat for 5 minutes. Stir in cumin, chili powder and garlic powder. Reduce heat to very low and keep warm.


Take 1 cup of leftover "Magic" Meat and stir in additional spices—cumin and chili powder. Add to a dry skillet and warm over medium heat, uncovered for 5 minutes. Reduce heat to very low to keep warm.  


Immediately assemble tostadas by starting with the corn tortilla base, add 1/4 cup of the Refried Beans, then add 1/4 cup of the "Magic" Meat to each tostada. Top with arugula (or baby spinach or chopped lettuce), fresh cilantro, shredded purple cabbage and fresh squeezed lime juice. Drizzle a few tablespoons of Cashew Cream (or salsa or guacamole) on top of each Tostada. Enjoy!


  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: Lunch/Dinner Entrée

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