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There are three words to describe this meal:  CHEAP, EASY, DELICIOUS. 
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Step 1: Ingredients

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6 corn tortillas
1 cans of whole pinto beans drained
1/4 cup milk
1 cup shredded cheese divided
shredded lettuce
diced tomato
salsa for topping
oil for frying

Step 2: Fry 'Em Up!

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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!

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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!

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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!
ChrysN4 years ago
That does look tasty.
zurichko (author)  ChrysN4 years ago
It's very tasty. Thanks for the comment. :)