Chipotle Chicken & Black Bean Tostadas with Tomato-Radish Salsa

Chipotle Chicken & Black Bean Tostadas

with Tomato-Radish Salsa

35 MIN
+$0.95/serving 2 Servings
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    These zesty, delightfully crunchy tostadas are piled high with creamy mashed black beans and tender chicken cooked in a spicy chipotle sauce, whose smoky heat is balanced by a fresh tomato and crisp radish salsa served on top.
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    Chipotle Chicken & Black Bean Tostadas with Tomato-Radish Salsa
    Title
    • 10 oz Thinly Sliced Beef
    • 1 15.5-Oz Can Black Beans
    • 2 cloves Garlic
    • 4 Flour Tortillas
    • 2 Scallions
    • 4 oz Grape Tomatoes
    • 3 oz Radishes
    • 2 tsps Chipotle Chile Paste
    • 1 Tbsp Light Brown Sugar
    • 2 Tbsps Grated Cotija Cheese
    • ¼ cup Sour Cream
    • 1 oz Sliced Pickled Jalapeño Pepper
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    tips & techniques
    Prepare the ingredients & make the salsa
    1 Prepare the ingredients & make the salsa

    Place an oven rack in the center of the oven; preheat to 450°F. Wash and dry the fresh produce. Peel and roughly chop 2 cloves of garlic. Thinly slice the scallions, separating the white bottoms and hollow green tops. Drain and rinse the beans. Halve the tomatoes. Halve the radishes lengthwise, then thinly slice crosswise. Roughly chop the pepper. Thoroughly wash your hands immediately after handling. In a bowl, combine the halved tomatoes, sliced radishes, and as much of the chopped pepper as you'd like, depending on how spicy you'd like the dish to be. Season with salt and pepper.

    Cook & mash the beans
    2 Cook & mash the beans

    In a medium pan (nonstick, if you have one), heat a drizzle of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the chopped garlic and sliced white bottoms of the scallions; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring constantly, 1 to 2 minutes, or until slightly softened. Add the drained beans and 1/2 cup of water (carefully, as the liquid may splatter); season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring frequently and mashing the beans with the back of a spoon, 5 to 6 minutes, or until slightly thickened. Turn off the heat; stir in the sour cream. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired. Transfer to a bowl and cover with foil to keep warm. Rinse and wipe out the pan.

    Make the sauce
    3 Make the sauce

    In a bowl, combine the sugar, 1 tablespoon of warm water, and as much of the chile paste as you’d like, depending on how spicy you’d like the dish to be. Stir until the sugar has dissolved.

    Toast the tortillas
    4 Toast the tortillas

    Place the tortillas on a sheet pan. Using a fork, prick the tortillas all over to prevent air bubbles from forming. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper; turn to coat. Toast in the oven 4 to 6 minutes, or until lightly browned and crispy. Remove from the oven.

    Cook the beef
    5 Cook the beef

    Meanwhile, separate the beef; pat dry with paper towels. Season with salt and pepper. In the same pan, heat a drizzle of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the seasoned beef in an even layer. Cook, without stirring, 2 to 3 minutes, or until lightly browned. Add the sauce (carefully, as the liquid may splatter). Cook, stirring frequently, 1 to 2 minutes, or until the beef is coated and just cooked through. Turn off the heat. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired.

    Assemble the tostadas & serve your dish
    6 Assemble the tostadas & serve your dish

    Assemble the tostadas using the toasted tortillas, mashed beans, cooked beef, and salsa. Serve the tostadas garnished with the cheese and sliced green tops of the scallions. Enjoy!

    Tips from Home Chefs

    Prepare the ingredients & make the salsa
    1 Prepare the ingredients & make the salsa

    Place an oven rack in the center of the oven; preheat to 450°F. Wash and dry the fresh produce. Peel and roughly chop 2 cloves of garlic. Thinly slice the scallions, separating the white bottoms and hollow green tops. Drain and rinse the beans. Halve the tomatoes. Halve the radishes lengthwise, then thinly slice crosswise. Roughly chop the pepper. Thoroughly wash your hands immediately after handling. In a bowl, combine the halved tomatoes, sliced radishes, and as much of the chopped pepper as you'd like, depending on how spicy you'd like the dish to be. Season with salt and pepper.

    2 Cook & mash the beans

    In a medium pan (nonstick, if you have one), heat a drizzle of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the chopped garlic and sliced white bottoms of the scallions; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring constantly, 1 to 2 minutes, or until slightly softened. Add the drained beans and 1/2 cup of water (carefully, as the liquid may splatter); season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring frequently and mashing the beans with the back of a spoon, 5 to 6 minutes, or until slightly thickened. Turn off the heat; stir in the sour cream. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired. Transfer to a bowl and cover with foil to keep warm. Rinse and wipe out the pan.

    Cook & mash the beans
    Make the sauce
    3 Make the sauce

    In a bowl, combine the sugar, 1 tablespoon of warm water, and as much of the chile paste as you’d like, depending on how spicy you’d like the dish to be. Stir until the sugar has dissolved.

    4 Toast the tortillas

    Place the tortillas on a sheet pan. Using a fork, prick the tortillas all over to prevent air bubbles from forming. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper; turn to coat. Toast in the oven 4 to 6 minutes, or until lightly browned and crispy. Remove from the oven.

    Toast the tortillas
    Cook the beef
    5 Cook the beef

    Meanwhile, separate the beef; pat dry with paper towels. Season with salt and pepper. In the same pan, heat a drizzle of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the seasoned beef in an even layer. Cook, without stirring, 2 to 3 minutes, or until lightly browned. Add the sauce (carefully, as the liquid may splatter). Cook, stirring frequently, 1 to 2 minutes, or until the beef is coated and just cooked through. Turn off the heat. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired.

    6 Assemble the tostadas & serve your dish

    Assemble the tostadas using the toasted tortillas, mashed beans, cooked beef, and salsa. Serve the tostadas garnished with the cheese and sliced green tops of the scallions. Enjoy!

    Assemble the tostadas & serve your dish
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