There are three words to describe this meal: CHEAP, EASY, DELICIOUS.
Step 1: Ingredients
6 corn tortillas
1 cans of whole pinto beans drained
1/4 cup milk
1 cup shredded cheese divided
salsa for topping
oil for frying
Step 2: Fry 'Em Up!
Heat your oil in a frying pan on medium high heat. Dip a tortilla in the oil, it should sizzle. Wait about a minute and a half and flip tortilla over, fry for another minute, drain on paper towel lined plate. Continue this process for remaining tortillas.
Step 3: Smashin' Beans!
In a pot on medium heat, add the beans and milk. Smash the beans with a potato masher (it’s a bean masher in my house) until smooth. Add 1/2 cup of the cheese and stir until the cheese melts.
Step 4: Assemble and Eat!
Make an assembly line: tostadas, beans, cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, salsa. Spread beans onto the tostada, top with cheese, lettuce, tomatoes then salsa. If you have guacamole, add it! This is a very budget friendly recipe and you can substitute the beans for ground beef, chicken or fish. Makes 6. Enjoy!