Friday Night Bites: 5-Minute Turkey and Black Bean Tostada Recipe

January 15, 2016  |  



When you’re in the mood for a quick Mexican meal, don’t head to the restaurant.

Tonight, serve your family a meal that comes together in minutes. This tostada recipe is great because it’s full of flavor and texture. Tostadas, which are kind of like open-faced quesadillas with more toppings, are a fast way to get all your favorite flavors. There’s a satisfying crunch thanks to the tostada base, a crispness from the filling black bean and corn salad, and richness provided by the cheddar cheese and sour cream. Although the ingredients are classic Tex-Mex, the extra veggies make it healthier than nachos. The recipe calls for turkey, but feel free to substitute shredded chicken or ground meat. This Turkey and Black Bean Tostada recipe from YumSugar lets you cheat even more with deli slices so dinner’s on the table (and in your tummy) in no time.

3-1/2 ounces roast turkey, from the deli counter, finely diced (3/4 cup)
¼ cup cooked black beans, drained and rinsed
3 tablespoons fresh corn kernels or thawed frozen corn
1 small ripe tomato, finely diced
Juice of 1 lime (about 1 tablespoon)
1 tablespoon chipotle sauce or hot sauce, to taste
¼ cup shredded extra-sharp cheddar cheese
¼ cup plain reduced-fat sour cream
2 flat corn tostada shells, such as Bearitos brand
1/2 cup shredded lettuce
1 tablespoon snipped chives (optional)

1. In a bowl, combine the turkey, black beans, corn, tomato, lime juice, chipotle sauce and cheese.

2. Pack the turkey mixture, sour cream, tostadas, lettuce and chives separately until ready to use. To serve, spread some sour cream on each tostada. Top each tostada with some of the turkey mixture, lettuce and chives.

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