Monday, April 26, 2010

Black Bean and Mango Tostadas

We love beans in our family. They're cheap, yummy, and really good for you. I'm always trying to find new recipes using beans and I found a new good one. I'd never thought of making tostadas but they turned out to be REALLY easy and fun to make. You don't even have to use the mango salsa, any of your favorite salsa would do, although the mango salsa does give it a really yummy sweet flavor. I think these will be perfect for the hot summer nights since they only cook for about 10 minutes.

Black Bean and Mango Tostadas

1 15 oz can of black beans, drained and rinsed
1 Tbsp. olive oil
2 scallions white and light green parts, finely chopped
1/2 tsp. chili powder
3/4 tsp. salt
4 8-in flour tortillas
6 oz. grated Monterey Jack
1 ripe mango, peeled, pitted and diced
1/4 small red onion, finely chopped
1 Tbsp. lime juice

Preheat oven to 425. Combine beans olive oil, scallions chili powder and 1/2 tsp. salt in bowl. Mist a baking sheet with cooking spray. Place tortillas on sheet and spoon bean mixture on top. Sprinkle with cheese. Bake until golden and crisp, about 10 minutes. While tostadas are baking combine mango, onion, lime juice, and 1/4 tsp. salt in a bowl. Remove tostadas from oven, spoon mango mixture on top and serve immediately.

Serves: 4
Cost $1.54

Source: All You, March issue.


Alisa said...

These look DELICIOUS!! We love black beans as well and I try to use the often. Thanks for the idea!

Kirstin said...

Yummy! That looks so good and fresh

annieandjustin said...

oh we are definitely going to try those. mangoes are one of my favorite fruits! and when are we going to hang out again it has been way too long!


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