Chipotle Beef Tostadas
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  1. 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  2. 1 pound ground beef chuck
  3. 1 large white onion, minced
  4. Kosher salt
  5. 1 to 1 1/2 teaspoons chipotle chile powder
  6. 1 10-ounce can Mexican-style diced tomatoes with green chiles
  7. 1 15-ounce can pinto beans, drained
  8. 1 medium zucchini or yellow squash, diced
  9. 2 cups coleslaw mix or shredded cabbage
  10. Juice of 1 lime, plus lime wedges for serving
  11. Freshly ground pepper
  12. 8 tostadas (flat crisp tortillas) or taco shells
  13. 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese (about 4 ounces)
  1. Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. Add the ground beef, half of the minced onion, 1 teaspoon salt and the chipotle chile powder.
  3. Cook, stirring and breaking up the meat with a wooden spoon, until the meat is browned and the onion is tender, about 7 minutes.
  4. Add the tomatoes, beans and zucchini and cook, stirring occasionally.
  5. Until the zucchini is just tender, about 6 minutes.
  6. Meanwhile, toss the coleslaw mix, lime juice, and salt and pepper to taste in a bowl.
  7. Divide the tostadas among plates and spoon the beef mixture on top.
  8. Top with the cheese, slaw and the remaining minced onion.
  9. Serve with lime wedges.