Tostadas Rancheras

If you’ve been following my food journey thus far, you can see that I love eggs. I guess I’m one of those, “Put an egg on it” types. No matter what it is, it transforms it and it adds an extra yum factor to it. Do you agree?
This beautiful plate came together on a Taco Tuesday. I planned to make tostadas and this was the end result. Not too bad, eh? No, my husband’s plate wasn’t this pretty. Only mine 😊
So, if you would like to make this beauty yourself, for a special breakfast, brunch, lunch, or dinner, here’s what you will need.

Tostadas Rancheras

  • Servings: 2-4
  • Difficulty: easy
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  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 packet taco seasoning
  • 1 can refried black beans
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 medium tomato
  • 1 small jalapeño pepper
  • 1 Avocado
  • Queso fresco crumbles
  • Eggs
  • Lime wedges
  • Frisée (Arugula would work also)
  • Tostada shells

First, heat a large pan drizzled with olive oil and cook the ground beef as you would for tacos. Also, place the refried beans in a small sauce pan and heat on low until ready to use.
While the meat is cooking, cut up your veggies and wash your frisée or arugula, and pat dry. Set all the veggies and greens aside.
Finish the meat as per the directions on the taco seasoning packet.
Heat a small frying pan and add a little bit of butter. Crack the eggs and cook on low. In order to get that beautiful yolk to stand out, low heat is the key. It might take a tad longer for the egg to cook, but it’s well worth it for the beauty that you will get.
Once all the ingredients are ready, you can begin to assemble your tostada.
Start from the bottom up, for obvious reasons. Make sure you are gentle with the tostada as its crispy and will break easily.
Grab the tostada and top it with a spoonful of beans and spread them out. Add a spoonful of beef, add the onions and the tomatoes. Top it with an egg, jalapeño, avocado, queso fresco, lime juice and frisée.

There you have it; a delicious, nutritious and gorgeous meal.
This can be made with any meat of your choice or you can keep it vegetarian too. To simplify the process, you can also substitute the veggies with a fresh pico de gallo from your local market.
Hope you enjoy!

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