Chipotle Beef Tostadas
Chipotle chili powder is the key to great Mexican-inspired flavor in these tacos that are ready in just 30 minutes.
|2 tablespoons||vegetable oil|
|1 pound||ground beef chuck|
|1||large white onion, minced|
|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