Monday, March 4, 2013

Chalupas or Tostadas

Whether you call them Chalupas or Tostadas we love them! While recently visiting my sister we dined on her version of this tasty and easy to make dish; which I have made before but often forget to prepare this way.
  Our favorite shell is Mission, they are absolutely the best!
 Start by spreading refried beans onto your shells. I used my home canned beans for these.
Next top with seasoned taco meat.
 And then cheese.
 Place in a hot oven or toaster oven until the cheese melts.
Top with lettuce and tomatoes; serve with rice for a complete meal. We often add salsa or ketchup to these. Yum, what a simple and very satisfying meal these make.

5 comments:

Pat aka Posh said...

I'll never forget the first time your grandma ate those.. she kept saying it was the first time she ever ate her plate :-)

Angi Schneider said...

We love Chalupas. My husband doesn't quite get them, but it's because he's not from Texas. When I was a kid my mom would fry her own tortillas. But I'm with you, I like the Mission brand. I like your way of melting the cheese.

Rachel E. said...

We have always called them tostadas. Isn't that funny? I always thought a chalupa was a fluffy tortilla. Who knows? I guess we should go ask all the Mexican population. :)

Packrat said...

Yum!

Helen Ruth said...

Tee hee, that's what I had for supper.

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