Double the Yum with Double Decker Tostadas

What could be better than one tostada? A double-decker, of course! These yummy tostadas are a favorite in our house. I promise, they’ll become a favorite in your house, too. They are as much fun to make as they are to eat. Imagine the crunch of not one but two tostada shells layered with beans, spicy meats, cheese sauce and an endless assortment of beautiful toppings. Yum! As a tostada, it’s a complete meal. Served on small corn chip rounds, these can be transformed into bite size fun perfect for your next Mexican inspired affair.

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Spicy Beef and Chorizo Tostadas on a Crisp Fried Shell

A popular dish when I was growing up were tostadas – simply an open-faced taco with a refried bean base, meat in the middle and melted cheese topping. Dad did not believe in store-bought tostada shells. We used soft corn tortilla taco shells and fried them crisp. For whatever reason, the frying was always assigned to me. If I were to venture to guess, I would say it was because I was the oldest, and Dad was confident in my ability to fry the shells without burning myself or the kitchen. All I know is that I hated the job – it was boring! (Maybe if we had I-Phones or I-Pads with digital music to dance to, it might not have been so boring).

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