Chipotle Beef Tostadas

Serves: 4

Chipotle chili powder is the key to great Mexican-inspired flavor in these tacos that are ready in just 30 minutes.

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2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 pound ground beef chuck
1 large white onion, minced
kosher salt
1 to 1 1/2 teaspoons chipotle chile powder
1 ounce 10- can mexican-style diced tomato with green chiles
1 ounce 15- can pinto beans, drained
1 medium zucchini or yellow squash, diced
2 cups coleslaw mix or shredded cabbage
juice of 1 lime, plus lime wedges for serving
freshly ground pepper
8 tostadas (flat crisp tortillas) or taco shells
1 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese (about 4 ounces)


Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the ground beef, half of the minced onion, 1 teaspoon salt and the chipotle chile powder; cook, stirring and breaking up the meat with a wooden spoon, until the meat is browned and the onion is tender, about 7 minutes.

Add the tomatoes, beans and zucchini and cook, stirring occasionally, until the zucchini is just tender, about 6 minutes.

Meanwhile, toss the coleslaw mix, lime juice, and salt and pepper to taste in a bowl.

Divide the tostadas among plates and spoon the beef mixture on top. Top with the cheese, slaw and the remaining minced onion. Serve with lime wedges.

Photograph by Antonis Achilleos


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