Learn how to make Black Bean Tostadas, one of Rita's recipes for healthy weight maintenance.

Black Bean Tostadas


  • 1 cup canned black beans, drained, rinsed and slightly mashed
  • 1 (4-ounce) can chopped mild green chilies
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 4 (8-inch) corn tortillas
  • 1 cup washed and torn Romaine lettuce
  • 1 cup chopped seeded tomato
  • ½ cup chopped green onion
  • ½ cup grated reduced-fat Cheddar cheese
  • ¼ cup nonfat sour cream


  1. In small saucepan stir together beans, chilies and chili powder. Cook 5 minutes over medium heat or until heated through, stirring occasionally. 
  2. Coat a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray. Heat over medium heat until hot. Sprinkle tortillas with water; place in skillet, one at a time. Cook for 20 seconds or until hot, turning once.
  3. Spread bean mixture evenly over tortillas. Layer with lettuce, tomato, onion, cheese and sour cream.

Makes 4 tostadas.