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Black Bean Tostadas

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Black Bean Tostadas

Here’s another recipe that uses one of my favorite pulses: the delightful little black bean.

This isn’t necessarily the quickest recipe, but it’s not that elaborate either. And it’s a very tasty way to enjoy one of the healthiest foods in the world – beans.

Black Bean Tostadas
serves 6-8

2-3 Tbsp. oil
1 onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
3 cups cooked black beans (see Cooking Guide for beans)
1/2 cup liquid from cooked beans
1 tsp. dried oregano
1 tsp. cumin powder
sea salt, to taste
8 corn tortillas
Green Chili Sauce (see recipe on following page)
1 cup vegan ‘cheese’, grated
2 cups lettuce, shredded
2-3 cups tomatoes, chopped

1.  Heat 1 Tbsp. oil in a large skillet. Add onion and sauté over low heat until translucent. Add garlic and sauté. Add beans, liquid and spices. Sauté for 20-25 minutes, stirring occasionally. Be sure there is enough liquid to keep everything moist and bubbling. Remove lid at the end of cooking to evaporate excess moisture.
2.  Heat remaining oil in another skillet. When oil is very hot, individually crisp tortillas on both sides. Drain on paper towels.
3.  Place one tortilla on each dinner plate. Spread half a cup of the black-bean mixture over each, followed by 2 Tbsp. of Green Chili Sauce (below). Sprinkle with 2 Tbsp. grated vegan ‘cheese’, shredded lettuce and chopped tomatoes.

  • Optional ~ Spread vegan sour cream on tortilla and top with guacamolé.
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Angel Flinn is Director of Outreach for Gentle World – a non-profit educational organization whose core purpose is to help build a more peaceful society, by educating the public about the reasons for being vegan, the benefits of vegan living, and how to go about making the transition.

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1:52AM PST on Jan 22, 2013

Yummy :) thanks for the recipe.

3:50PM PST on Jan 21, 2013


2:25AM PST on Jan 21, 2013

Yum, yes adding avocado sounds wonderful Trish!

1:01AM PST on Jan 21, 2013

Thank you :)

5:02PM PST on Jan 20, 2013


7:55PM PDT on Jul 17, 2011

The recipe sounds good. Thanks for sharing.

3:15PM PST on Jan 17, 2011

Noted with thanks.

3:00PM PST on Jan 17, 2011

Black bean tostadas with avocado

7:49AM PST on Jan 17, 2011

Thank you for this recipe.

5:49PM PST on Dec 31, 2010

when we do tostadas at our house we love to put shredded cabbage on ours adds more crunch, yum!

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