Tostados to Taco Salad

This is what I like to call a reversible jacket meal.  For supper the night before its tostados and the next day for lunch I turn it around and make it a taco salad.  I take a little of the meat mixture, the fixings I like, and replace the tostado with tortilla chips(Fritos corn chips are even a little bit better).  Break up the chips, mix all the ingredients up and it makes a tasty taco salad.  It’s more portable this way and I still get the same effect.



1 lb. of hamburger

1 jar of mild salsa

½-1  can of refried beans (warmed)

4 tortillas (flour or wheat)

½ c. to 1c. cooking oil (enough to cover bottom of skillet)


Diced tomatoes

Diced onion

Shredded Lettuce

Shredded cheese

Sour cream

Cook and crumble the hamburger.  Drain hamburger.  Replace hamburger back into skillet and add a jar of mild salsa to hamburger, stir together.  Leave on stove to warm while frying tortillas.  In another skillet cover the bottom with cooking oil.  When cooking oil is hot place 1 tortilla at a time in the skillet(you may want to flip the tortilla to get it fried on both sides) and fry the tortilla until crispy.  Lay on paper towel to drain.

This is usually how I like to layer my tostado:

Tostado, Refried Beans, Hamburger Mixture, Lettuce, Tomato, Cheese

Brain Munch:

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4 Comment

  1. lunchitpunchit
    January 28, 2011 at 4:28 pm

    [New Post] Tostados to Taco Salad – via #twitoaster

  2. Amy in OHio
    January 28, 2011 at 12:18 pm

    This looks yummy! I love love love all things taco, so I’ll have to try it – especially frying up my own tortillas for the tostado. Think corn tortillas would work?

    This would be a great recipe to share with FFC too – kids dig making their own, and this would be a cute little tostado bar!

    1. Lin
      January 29, 2011 at 9:21 am


      I have never tried the corn tortillas, but I don’t see why they wouldn’t work just as well. Like I say I like the Fritos corn chips for the taco salad. I liked this one growing up too.

  3. (@lunchitpunchit) (@LunchItPunchIt)
    May 4, 2012 at 3:40 pm

    Tostados to Taco Salad

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