Mini Tostada Bites

Mini Tostada Bites are the perfect Mexican Appetizer! Homemade flour tortilla cups are filled with beans, ground beef, cheese, lettuce, sour cream, and more! A great party and game day treat!

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I know the Holidays are over…cause I’ve gained ten pounds (we won’t go there)…but not ALL the Holidays are over! Another BIG National holiday is coming! 

Yep… that sacred, and hallowed, day known as “Super Bowl Sunday” is just around the corner! Football widows the country over are preparing to celebrate the resurrection of their husbands from their “Man Cave’s” and “Recliners”! Even more important…they will once again regain possession of the remote control!

On a Holiday as important as Super Bowl Day…it’s only natural we should celebrate with the best eats possible. Wings, pizza, subs, dip, Mini Oven Baked Beef Flauta’s and these delectable little morsels … Mini Tostada Bites! 

This recipe for mini Tostada’s uses flour tortillas, but you could simplify the recipe by using mini corn chips shaped like little bowls…but I love the crispy flakiness of the flour tortillas. I’m going to show you how I use regular burrito flour tortillas to create the base for this appetizer.

How To make Mini Tostada Bites

Brown 1/2 pound of ground beef. Drain and add 2 tablespoons taco seasonings and stir until well combined. Set aside.

Begin with 4 large burrito size tortillas and a 3 inch biscuit cutter.  Place flour tortilla on a cutting board and press biscuit cutter into flour tortilla. Twist the biscuit cutter back and forth to cut through the tortilla.  You should end up with 16 – 20 mini circular tortillas.

using a Biscuit cutter to cut out flour tortilla shells

Using a knife cut a 1/2 inch slit on one side of the circle towards the center of the circle. This will allow the tortilla to set inside the mini muffin tin easier. 

Slit cut into round circle tortilla

Preheat the oven to 350°.

Spray two mini 12 cup muffin tins with non-stick cooking spray. The slit should over lap slightly allowing the tortilla to fit down into each cup on the baking tin.

Melt 3 Tablespoons butter in a microwave safe dish, brush each tortilla cup with melted butter.

pressing tortilla circles into a muffin tin.

Place in preheated oven and bake for 5 minutes or until tortilla’s turn golden brown. They should be nice and crispy! (Like I get at the lake each summer…but let’s not talk about that!)

Tortillas in muffin tin after baking

Leave the mini tortilla shells in the tin, you are going to place them back in the oven to melt the cheese in just a minute. 

Like their big brother Tostada…these minis start out with refried beans. YUM! Gotta have a little “glue” to make it everything stick! Place a small dab of refried beans in the bottom of each tortilla shell.

Refried beans in bottom of tostada cups

Add a sprinkle, about 1 teaspoon, of ground beef taco meat. 

filling tostada cups with ground beef

Top each one with a sprinkle of grated cheddar jack cheese.  A hefty sprinkle if you’re a cheese lover like myself!

Place the muffin tin back in the oven for 5 minutes or until cheese is melted. Ooey and gooey cheese is what it’s all about!

grated cheese on top of hamburger meat

When the cheese has melted remove the muffin tin from the oven and allow to cool slightly. Use a butter knife to carefully remove each Tostada from the baking tin.

Place the Tostada’s on a serving tray. Oh I know…ya wanna sneak one or two…but WAIT! There’s more goodness to come!

melted cheese in muffin tins

Have your various toppings prepped and ready to go! A half cup of sliced olives, 1/2 cup diced tomatoes, 1/2 cup chopped lettuce, and 1 small avocado diced into small cubes.

Chopped toppings for Tostadas

Top each Tostada with a sprinkle of the chopped lettuce and a squirt of sour cream. The sour cream will help the olives, tomatoes, and avocado stick to the Tostada bites! 

TIP: Place 1/2 cup of sour cream in a small zip lock bag. Cut the end off one corner and “pipe” the sour cream on top of each Tostada bite. Then you can just toss the bag when you’re done!

Tostada Cups filled with lettuce and sour cream

Sprinkle each Tostada bite with tomato, olive slices, and avocados. Load’em up! We are making an amazing Mexican Appetizer my friends. More toppings means more flavor!

If you like Cilantro you can add a little chopped cilantro to the top of each bite and a shake of hot sauce…if that’s your thing!

Don’t the look amazing!! I should warn ya…They’re a little addictive! You won’t be able to stop with just one tostada bite!

Finished Mini Tostada Bites

They are a great game day treat or a party appetizer! The holidays or any day…and let’s not forget that “Super Bowl Sunday” is a Holiday! One way or another someone is celebrating…there may as well be great “eats” involved!

Mini Tostada Bites

If you enjoyed this fun easy Mexican Appetizer you might enjoy some of my other delicious Game Day Snack ideas!

Great Game Day Recipes

As always, thanks so much for stopping by and visiting with me today! I hope you’ll incorporate these delicious Mini Flour Tostada Bites for your Game Day Party! I’m sharing these little bites over on two of my favorite “link parties”! Click on the links to join the recipe sharing fun! Meal Plan Monday and Weekend Pot Luck!

Happy Nesting!

Norine's Signature and photo

 

Yield: 18 bites

Mini Tostada Bites

Mini Tostada Bites

Mini Tostada Bites are the perfect Mexican Appetizer! Homemade flour tortilla cups are filled with beans, ground beef, cheese, lettuce, sour cream, and more! A great party and game day treat!

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 large burrito size tortillas
  • 3 Tablespoon melted butter
  • 1/2 lb ground beef, browned
  • 2 Tablespoons Taco Seasonings
  • 1/2 a cup refried beans
  • 1 Cup Shredded Cheddar Jack Cheese
  • 1/2 cup sliced black olives
  • 1/2 cup finely diced fresh tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped red leaf lettuce
  • 1 medium avocado diced
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 Tablespoons finely chopped cilantro
  • Hot Sauce (Optional)

Instructions

  1. In a medium skillet, over medium heat, brown ground beef. Drain and add taco seasoning. Mix well. Set aside.
  2. On a cutting board, lay flour tortillas out flat, using a 3 inch biscuit cutter, cut out 4-5 circles per tortilla. On one side of each circle make a straight cut half and inch towards to the center of the circle.
  3. Preheat oven to 350°
  4. Spray two mini 12 cup muffin tins with non-stick cooking spray. Slightly overlap each cut tortilla and press into bottom of muffin tin. Brush each tortilla shell with melted butter. Bake for 5 minutes or until lightly golden brown.
  5. Remove mini flour tortilla cups from the oven, keep the shells in the pan and fill each cup with a dab of refried beans, and a teaspoon of seasoned ground beef. Top each mini Tostada with grated cheese. Pop back in the oven for an additional 5 minute or until cheese is melted.
  6. Remove each muffin tin from the oven and place each mini tostada on a serving. Top each tostada with chopped lettuce, a dab of sour cream, sliced olives, diced tomatoes and avocado. Sprinkle with hot sauce and chopped cilantro.
  7. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

18

Serving Size:

1 mini bite

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 339 Total Fat: 18g Saturated Fat: 8g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 9g Cholesterol: 42mg Sodium: 660mg Carbohydrates: 31g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 5g Sugar: 3g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 14g

 

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