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Black Bean Tostadas
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  • CourseMain Dish
  • CuisineVegetarian
  • 8-12 small corn tortillas
  • 1 cup cotija cheese
  • 2 cans black beans
  • 1/2 small onion, diced
  • 1/2 medium bell pepper, diced
  • 1 medium jalapeño, diced
  • 1/4 cup canola oil, divded
  • 1/2 bunch fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 cup red cabbage, thinly sliced
  • 4-5 medium radishes, thinly sliced
  • 1 medium lime, to squeeze over top
  1. First, prepare your beans by blending together the beans, onion, bell pepper and jalapeño.
  2. Pour this whole mixture in a frying pan with 3-4 Tbsp. canola oil to fry until the bean mixture has dried out, 5-10 minutes.
  3. Next, fry your corn tortillas in a few more Tbsp. canola oil 2-3 minutes on each side or until toasted and crispy.
  4. Top each tostada by spreading the bean mixture, sprinkling the cheese, then topping with fresh cilantro, red cabbage, radishes, and a squeeze of lime juice.
Recipe Notes

Recipe adapted from co-op staff member, America Jimenez.

If you wanted to add meat to this dish, you could sauté ground beef with red chile, and tomato. Once cooked through, add to blender with beans and fry the entire mixture before topping your tostada. 

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