Happy Cinco de Mayo everyone! I hope you're all enjoying your Margarita's and Mexican food! hehe! I personally have never really celebrated Cinco de Mayo before, never really thought about it. But you know that I love me some good Mexican food. So I figured today was the perfect time to share this recipe with you all!
You already know that I love tostada's, I mean what's not to love, fried tortilla's topped with beans and cheese and veggies.... So Yum! But a few weeks ago I wanted to do something a little bit different. So I made a flat bread dough, and topped it with my favorite tostada toppings, and man was it good! It was definitely different from what we're used to, but I really enjoyed mixing it up with this recipe. It was so fresh with the veggies on top, and because of that this is also a vegetarian dish!! (I love a good meatless recipe every once in awhile!) Now my little Sous Chef didn't try this, so I don't know where I'd rank it on the kid-friendly scale. But I think this is something a bunch of teenagers would love, and would be great for a party! I hope you enjoy, and have a wonderful 5th of May!
Dough: from Bread Machine Magic
1 cup Water
1/4 cup Vegetable Shortening
1 Tablespoon Sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons Salt
3 cups All Purpose Flour
1 1/2 teaspoons Active Dry Yeast
Fat Free Refried Beans (you don't have to use fat free, but I like to)
1 1/2 Tablespoons diced Chipotle's in Adobo
Diced Green Onions
Browned Seasoned Beef
Place dough ingredients into your bread machine in order listed or according to manufacturer's directions. Set on dough cycle, once done turn out onto a lightly greased cookie sheet. Using your hands, spread as thin as possible. Preheat your oven to 400F degrees. Spread the beans on top of the dough, and add the diced chipotle's. Top with cheddar cheese and bake on the bottom rack for about 15 minutes. Until crust is done and slightly crisped, and cheese is melted. Once done, top with remaining toppings, slice and serve warm.
I would give this 3.5 stars. It was yummy and I will make it again, but I still prefer regular tostada's to these. But for a nice change and for a party this is SO much easier and totally delicious!
The Farmers Wife