Homemade Tostadas with Baked Shells

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Taco night is always a happy time in our house. Usually we use flour tortillas but sometimes mix it up and make crispy tostadas instead. Of course you can simply buy the shells, but making them yourself is an option too! Simply bake the corn tortillas for 12 minutes total and you get the perfect crunchy foundation for all your favorite taco toppings.

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Plus, tostada shells are typically fried so this version is a bit lighter and healthier since they’re baked. I just listed the ingredients that I used in the photo, but you can add things like black beans, refried beans, avocado, jalapenos, cilantro, salsa, or whatever your taco loving heart desires. Or just whatever happens to be in your fridge and pantry!

Homemade Tostadas with Baked Shells

Ingredients:
1 dozen corn tortillas
1 lb ground meat (I used turkey, but whatever meat you prefer!)
Taco seasonings (optional)
Sour cream
Shredded cheese
Shredded lettuce
Chopped tomato

Yield: 4+ servings

Directions:
For the shells:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and arrange the corn tortillas on a baking sheet. Bake for 6 minutes then flip each tortilla over and bake for 6 more minutes. Set the shells aside to cool until ready to use.

While the shells are baking, cook the ground meat until done and season how you prefer. Shred the cheese and chop the lettuce and tomato. Spread some sour cream on the shells and add the taco meat, lettuce, cheese, tomatoes, and whatever else you want to add. Store extra shells in a Tupperware container to keep them fresh. Enjoy!!

Source: A Vita Dulcis Original

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