This is a recipe from my brother
who is a great cook.
For the meat/bean mixture:
1 - 50 oz. can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 pound ground beef - cooked and drained
2 packs reduced sodium taco seasoning
1 1/3 cups water
For the salsa:
1 medium red onion
3 plum tomatoes
a handful of cilantro
salt and pepper
shredded sharp cheddar
To make the meat/bean mixture
combine ground beef, beans, taco
seasoning mix and water in a large
pot. Bring to a boil and then reduce
heat to a low simmer. If I am going to
be home, I will prepare this mid afternoon
so the flavors will intensify with simmering.
If you don't have much time it will still
taste great. Stir occassionally and if it looks
like it is drying out add a bit more water.
To make the salsa, dice tomatoes,
avocado and red onion in a medium
sized dice to make a chunky salsa.
Add chopped cilantro, the juice of a
fresh lime and salt and pepper to taste.
In a bowl layer meat/bean mixture,
shredded cheese, tostada, meat/bean mixture,
shredded cheese, tostada, salsa, sour cream
and chopped scallions.