Bean and Cheese Tostadas with Roasted Tomatillo Salsa

There is something about food that you eat with your hands that is so satisfying. From burritos to burgers (veggie, please) to pizza, I love these casual, slightly messy foods!

These Bean and Cheese Tostadas are no exception. They’re crispy, cheesy, and all around delicious. Plus, everyone gets to add their favorite toppings, including a spicy Roasted Tomatillo Salsa, which makes them perfect for a party … Cinco de Mayo, anyone?

Bean and Cheese Tostadas with Roasted Tomatillo Salsa | Hello Little Home #Mexican #recipe #CincoDeMayoYou don’t need to wait for a special occasion to serve these tostadas though. They’re easy enough to make any night of the week, and are perfect for those days you need a little Mexican pick-me-up (margaritas are optional)!

If you’ve never cooked with tomatillos or made your own salsa before, this is a great recipe to start with. You can find the ingredients in any grocery store, it’s easy to make, and the bold flavor will impress anyone you serve it to.

Bean and Cheese Tostadas with Roasted Tomatillo Salsa

Yield: 8 tostadas

Serving Size: 4 main dish servings

Bean and Cheese Tostadas with Roasted Tomatillo Salsa


    For Salsa:
  • non-stick cooking spray
  • 4 medium tomatillos
  • 1 poblano pepper
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 1 medium red onion
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • salt
  • For Beans:
  • 2 15 oz. cans pinto beans
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. oregano
  • 2 tsp. chili powder
  • salt
  • For Tostadas:
  • 8 corn tortillas
  • 1/2 pint grape tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup black olives
  • 3 large romaine lettuce leaves
  • 3 large green onions
  • 1/2 cup cilantro
  • 4 oz. Monterey Jack cheese, shredded


    Prepare Salsa:
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Coat a medium baking pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Place tomatillos, poblano pepper, and garlic cloves (with peel) on pan.
  3. Peel and roughly chop onion. Add to pan.
  4. Drizzle vegetables with olive oil.
  5. Place pan in oven and roast until veggies start to blacken, about 20 - 30 minutes, flipping halfway through.
  6. Remove veggies from oven. Place poblano pepper in a resealable plastic bag and set remaining vegetables aside to cool.
  7. When poblano is cool, take it out of the bag. Remove the stem, seeds, and as much of the peel as possible.
  8. Place the poblano, tomatillos, onion, and any liquids in a food processor. Remove peel from garlic and add it, as well.
  9. Pulse vegetables until you have a chunky salsa. Season generously to taste with salt. Set aside.
  10. Prepare Beans:
  11. Drain beans (do not rinse) and place in a medium bowl.
  12. Add cumin, oregano, chili powder, and salt to taste. Mix well.
  13. Mash about 3/4 of the beans with a spoon. Add a little water if they're too dry. Set aside.
  14. Prepare Tostadas:
  15. Place corn tortillas on a baking sheet in a single layer. Put in oven and cook for 3 - 5 minutes on each side, or until crisp.
  16. Cool tortillas on a wire rack.
  17. While tortillas are cooking, prepare toppings: quarter grape tomatoes and olives; shred lettuce; thinly slice green onions (green part only); and chop cilantro.
  18. Spread beans over baked tortillas and top with shredded cheese. Place on baking sheet.
  19. Bake tostadas until hot, about 5 - 10 minutes.
  20. Serve hot, along with salsa and other toppings.

Are you a fan of messy foods, too, or are you strictly fork and knife?

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I love these they look delicious. Seen on Much Ado. Pinned.

What a refreshing meal/snack! I like messy foods but my husband is another story … fork and knife required :-).

Came over from wined down wednesday. I love tomatillo salsa and I cant wait to try this one!

I’ve never made my own tomatillo sauce before but this looks like it’s really simple to make. Thanks for sharing it on The Yuck Stops Here! recipe link up.

Ok. Yum! You had me at BEANS! Tostadas was one of my favorite meals that my mom made when I was growing up. So yummy. And that salsa…I have to try! Thanks for linking up at The Makers!

These look so delicious, Ginnie! I love all the ingredients and the salsa – wow! I love messy foods – it’s the only way to go! Thanks for the great recipe.

This looks amazing! I love making homemade tomatillo sauces, but have never tried roasting all the ingredients like that. Great recipe- can’t wait to try this one!

You always come up with great fresh ingredient yums!

I love these. I must try your roasted tomatillo salsa..looks amazing. pinned. found at showlicious part. Have a great weekend Ginnie!

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Ginnie, your tostados look and sound fantastic – I have to try your salsa! Thank you so much for sharing your recipe at Best of the Weekend – pinning! Hope you’re having a wonderful week!

This sounds amazing! I love beans and tostadas! Thank you for sharing it with us! Pinned

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