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Tostadas Horneadas

How to Make Tostadas Horneadas

“Tostadas Horneadas” refers to baked tostadas, a healthier alternative to the traditional fried tostadas. The process involves baking corn tortillas until they become crispy and golden brown.

Texture-wise, Tostadas Horneadas retain a crunchy texture similar to fried tostadas, but they are achieved by baking rather than frying. The baking process involves placing corn tortillas in the oven and toasting them until they become crispy. This method significantly reduces the amount of oil used compared to traditional frying methods.

Once baked, these tostadas can be topped similarly to fried tostadas with various ingredients such as refried beans, meats, vegetables, cheese, salsa, guacamole, and sour cream. Tostadas Horneadas serve as a healthier alternative while still providing a crispy base for the toppings.

They are a great option for those looking to reduce oil intake while enjoying the traditional flavors and textures of tostadas.

Key Takeaways

  • For Whom: Ideal for those seeking a lighter version of tostadas without compromising on flavor.
  • Estimated Duration: Ready in about 15 minutes, a quick and wholesome choice for any occasion.
  • Nutrition Facts: A baked alternative for those mindful of their oil intake.

About This Recipe

Tostadas Horneadas retain the essence of tostadas but with a healthier approach by baking the tortillas until golden and crispy. The result is a satisfying and wholesome dish that pairs perfectly with a variety of toppings.

Equipment Required

  1. Baking sheet
  2. Oven
  3. Mixing bowls
  4. Tongs

Ingredients

For the Baked Tostadas:

  • Corn tortillas
  • Cooking spray or olive oil

Toppings:

  • Shredded chicken or beef
  • Refried beans
  • Shredded lettuce
  • Diced tomatoes
  • Sliced radishes
  • Avocado slices
  • Queso fresco (Mexican crumbly cheese)
  • Fresh cilantro, chopped

Optional Salsas:

  1. Pico de Gallo:
  • Diced tomatoes
  • Diced red onion
  • Chopped fresh cilantro
  • Jalapeño, finely chopped
  • Lime juice
  • Salt and pepper
  1. Salsa Verde:
  • Tomatillos, husked and rinsed
  • Jalapeños
  • Onion
  • Garlic cloves
  • Fresh cilantro
  • Salt

Instructions

Baked Tostadas:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. Place corn tortillas on a baking sheet, ensuring they don’t overlap.
  3. Lightly spray with cooking spray or brush with olive oil.
  4. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until golden and crispy.

Toppings:

  1. Spread a layer of refried beans on each baked tostada.
  2. Top with shredded chicken or beef, lettuce, tomatoes, radishes, avocado slices, queso fresco, and cilantro.

Optional Salsas:

  1. Pico de Gallo:
  • Mix diced tomatoes, red onion, cilantro, jalapeño, lime juice, salt, and pepper in a bowl.
  1. Salsa Verde:
  • Blend tomatillos, jalapeños, onion, garlic, cilantro, and salt until smooth.

Side Dishes

  • Mexican rice
  • Black beans

Storage Options

Baked tostadas are best enjoyed immediately to maintain their crunch. Store toppings separately and assemble just before serving.

Ingredient Substitutes

  • Proteins: Customize with grilled shrimp, fish, or even beans for a vegetarian option.
  • Cheese: Cotija or cheddar can replace queso fresco.

Alternatives to This Meal

For a refreshing kick, add a squeeze of lime over the toppings or drizzle with a tangy yogurt-based dressing.

Conclusion

Tostadas Horneadas offer a healthier take on the classic tostadas, allowing you to savor the same crunchy goodness with a guilt-free twist. With baked tortillas and a variety of flavorful toppings, this dish is a delicious and nutritious addition to your Mexican-inspired meals. ¡Buen provecho!