Well, I don’t know if I should use the name they have on the menu. If you love it like I do, you’ll know what it is.
You will need:
- Tortillas. I just used what I have, which is the soft taco style, so I had to scale things down a bit. They’re whole wheat and pretty soft, and worked just fine. You can get the big ones if you want to make a life-sized copy of the fast food version.
- Tostada shells
- Sour cream
- Spinach or mixed greens, because we’re making this at home and we don’t need no lame lettuce in our food
- Tomatoes, salsa, or something like that. I have canned fire-roasted diced tomatoes this time, and that works fine.
- Cheese. I’m using queso fresco because I have it on hand and I think it’s awesome, you can use whatever you think will taste good.
- Ground beef cooked up with taco seasoning. I used the low-sodium version, which is good because most things are too over-flavored for me. I may have added a little more spice since it only came in ‘mild’. It’s good if this is still warm when you start.
Since I’m starting with cold tortillas, I put a skillet over very low heat while I put all the stuff on it. You’ll want to have the warm skillet to make it more ‘cooked’ once you fold it.
Spoon some taco meat into the middle of the tortilla. Go easy, you’ll need to fold the edges over everything in the middle.
You can put the cheese next or wait. Now that I think about it, you might want to put it on the bottom so it starts to warm up and maybe melt by the time you’re ready.
The tostada shell goes on top of the meat/cheese. For my small tortillas, I broke the tostada shell into something about half size.
Spread sour cream on the tostada shell, then put tomato chunks or salsa on top.
After this, you can add cheese if you didn’t already, and top it off with spinach/greens.
Now, fold the tortilla edges in just like you know they do it in the restaurant.
Flip that baby over and warm up the other side. If you have something that you can use to sort of flatten it, that will be even better. It’s up to you how brown you want it.
I’m not going to pretend I didn’t have to hold it together a little while I ate it, but you know it didn’t last long, so no big deal. If you fold it good, you only need to make sure you don’t lose hold of the last flap.
I was pretty darn happy with this one. I hope you enjoy yours!