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Slow Cooker Beef Tostadas

We know parents are busy and always looking for new healthy recipes to feed their families. Here is a quick and easy beef tostadas recipe we found on www.parents.com your family is sure to love. Plus, you can make it in the slow cooker to help save some time.

Just follow these quick directions for a quick, healthy family meal that even the kiddos will enjoy! Happy eating!!

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless beef round steak
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 jalapeno, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 12 packaged tostada or hard taco shells
  • 3/4 cup fat-free refried beans
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded iceberg lettuce
  • 1 cup reduced-fat shredded Mexican-blend cheese
  • 3/4 cup salsa

Directions

  1. Sprinkle steak with salt and pepper. Place 3 tablespoons of the lime juice, the garlic, jalapeno, onion, chili powder, cumin and cayenne in a slow cooker. Place beef on top and cook on HIGH for 6 hours or LOW for 8 hours.
  2. Remove beef to a cutting board and when cool enough to handle, shred with fingers or using two forks. Place shredded beef in a large bowl.
  3. Strain remaining liquid in slow cooker over a bowl or measuring cup, discarding solids. Add strained liquid and remaining 1 tablespoon lime juice to beef in bowl and stir to combine. Cover; keep warm.
  4. Warm tostada shells in oven according to package directions. While tostadas are baking, heat refried beans in microwave for 1 1/2 minutes on HIGH, stirring halfway through until warm and spreadable.
  5. Spread each tostada with 1 tablespoon refried beans. Place 1/3 cup beef over beans and divide lettuce equally among tostadas. Top each with 1 heaping tablespoon of cheese and 1 tablespoon of salsa.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 12; Amount Per Serving: cal.(kcal): 187, Fat, total(g): 8, chol.(mg): 41, sat. fat(g): 3, carb.(g): 13, fiber(g): 2, pro.(g): 18, sodium(mg): 152, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Recipe credit: http://www.parents.com/recipe/beef/beef-tostadas/

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