Chipotle Beef Tostadas

Chipotle Beef Tostadas

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  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 pound ground beef chuck
  • 1 large white onion minced
  • Kosher salt
  • 1 to 1 1/2 teaspoons chipotle chile powder
  • 1 10- ounce can Mexican-style diced tomatoes with green chiles
  • 1 15- ounce can pinto beans drained
  • 1 medium zucchini or yellow squash diced
  • 2 cups coleslaw mix or shredded cabbage
  • Juice of 1 lime plus lime wedges for serving
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 8 to stadas flat crisp tortillas or taco shells
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese about 4 ounces


  • Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Add the ground beef, half of the minced onion, 1 teaspoon salt and the chipotle chile powder.
  • Cook, stirring and breaking up the meat with a wooden spoon, until the meat is browned and the onion is tender, about 7 minutes.
  • Add the tomatoes, beans and zucchini and cook, stirring occasionally.
  • Until the zucchini is just tender, about 6 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, toss the coleslaw mix, lime juice, and salt and pepper to taste in a bowl.
  • Divide the tostadas among plates and spoon the beef mixture on top.
  • Top with the cheese, slaw and the remaining minced onion.
  • Serve with lime wedges.
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