Surely by now my deep abiding love for all things Tex-Mex has been made pretty obvious. It’s my go-to comfort food at any and all times of the year, but when it’s this sweltering outside, nothing sounds better to me than a spicy tostada with a nice, cooling margarita! If you want to keep things on the light side, I always suggest making things from scratch, but I just couldn’t resist serving these on top of pre-made tostada shells–yum! If you’d like to sub these out for something slightly healthier, put corn tortillas in a 350° oven until crispy. Then top with this amazing tomatillo cilantro lime dressing and all the fixings!
-1/2 lb ground turkey (can use either turkey or beef or this combination to please everyone)
-1/2 lb ground beef
-1 tsp canola oil
-homemade taco seasoning
In a large skillet, add the oil, turkey, and beef and cook until browned. Then add the taco seasoning. Too easy.
-2 tomatillos, husks removed, washed
-1 handful of cilantro
-1/2 of an avocado
-Juice of 1/2 of a lime
-1/2 of a jalepeno, seeded or unseeded depending on the amount of heat you want to achieve
-1/4 c. Canola oil
-1, two finger pinch of salt (or two small pinches)
Homemade Taco Seasoning
1 Tbs. Chili Powder
3/4 Tbs. Cumin
1/2 Tbs. Paprika
1/2 Tbs. Garlic Powder
1/4 Tbs. Kosher Salt
Several dashes of Cayenne Powder
The best part is that you only need to use a Tablespoon then you can guesstimate accordingly! The less to wash the better.
-refried beans (we used refried black beans and highly recommend them!)
-wedges of lime
-thin slices of fresh or pickled jalapeño
-cotija (white, crumbly Mexican cheese)
We like to serve this Make-Your-Own style. Everyone gets exactly what they want and less work for you!
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This dressing is amazing! Yum!