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Beef and Potato Tostada


Potatoes and ground meat make a simple and delicious combination for homemade tostadas! Add condiments (guacamole, pico de gallo, cheese, cabbage, jalapeños, etc) for the "perfect" combination.
Servings 4 people


  • 1 pound ground meat beef, pork, chicken
  • 1 cup diced potatoes 1/2" cubes
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried Mexican oregano optional
  • 1-2 tablespoons chipotle in adobo puree optional
  • 8 corn tortillas 6" diameter
  • condiments see note below


  • Preheat a large sauté pan over medium-high heat. Add a light drizzle of vegetable or avocado oil to pan.
  • Add ground meat, potatoes, onions, salt, black pepper, and Mexican oregano (if using).
  • Break meat apart as it browns and stir occasionally, allowing meat and potatoes to brown lightly. When the meat is no longer pink, reduce heat to medium-low and continue cooking until potatoes are tender.
  • Stir in desired amount of chipotle in adobo puree (see hints in blog post), if using.
  • Taste the meat/potatoes and add salt and pepper if needed. Set aside.
  • To toast the tortillas, lightly coat both sides with vegetable or avocado oil and place on a pan, under a low broiler for 1-2 minutes on each side. Tortillas will begin to brown and be crispy on the outside. (This can also be done in a sauté pan on the stove top.)
  • Place tortilla on a plate, spoon meat/potato mixture on top and add condiments (see list in notes below) as desired.


Meat/Potato Combinations: Ground beef pairs well with a Russet (Idaho) potato. Ground chicken and sweet potatoes are an excellent combination. Ground pork is great with either a Russet or a sweet potato but is especially good with hominy (not a potato but the texture is similar). To use hominy instead of potatoes in this recipe, wait to add it (drained and rinsed) until the meat is almost fully cooked.
Condiment List: sliced jalapeños, shredded cheese, shredded lettuce or cabbage, pico de gallo, sliced radishes, sour cream, fresh cilantro, fresh lime wedges, green onions, and guacamole.