Isn't it tragic when you're rushed, hungry, and eating an hour later than you meant to so you end up taking a terrible picture of some wonderful food?  It is to me because I look at this picture and think, "This isn't going to make anyone rush home to whip this up."


But you should.  You really, really should.




If you like black beans at all.  If you like smoky cumin-spiced dinners.  


If you like the tangy flavors of cilantro and lime melded into fresh, crunchy vegetables that sit atop all that smoky, black bean goodness.  


And you should.  You really, really should.  Like all those things I just talked about. 



Chicken and Black Bean Tostadas

Taken from Food Network Magazine

Serves 4


  • 1/4 cup canola oil, plus more for frying
  • corn tortillas, preferably white
  • Kosher salt
  • 1 (15.5-ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon ancho chili paste or adobo sauce (from a can of chipotles in adobo)
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 2 cups finely shredded green or red cabbage
  • 1 bunch radishes (about 6), julienned
  • 1/2 bunch fresh cilantro, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 rotisserie chicken, skinned and shredded into large pieces

Heat 1/2 inch oil in a small heavy skillet over medium heat until shimmering. Fry tortillas one at a time until golden and crisp, 2 minutes per side. Drain on paper towels and sprinkle with salt.


Cool the oil slightly and discard all but 2 tablespoons. Add the beans and cumin and cook, stirring, 1 minute. Add the broth and cook, smashing the beans, until saucy and hot. Season with salt and pepper.


Whisk the garlic, chili paste, 2 tablespoons lime juice, the sugar and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a large bowl. Slowly whisk in 1/4 cup oil to make a dressing; add the cabbage, radishes and cilantro and toss. Mix the sour cream and the remaining 2 tablespoons lime juice in another bowl; season with salt and pepper.


Top each tortilla with beans, chicken, cabbage salad and sour cream.

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