Black Bean and Egg Tostadas

This quick and easy recipe is perfect for nights when you don’t want to eat out but don’t have much time on your hands. You could also eat these tostadas for brunch or for a Sunday breakfast. I highly recommend frying up the tortillas, however, if you don’t want the extra calories or you don’t want to hassle with the oil, you can simply crisp them up by heating them over medium heat in a skillet. Feel free to customize this recipe as this basic recipe makes a great base for just about any ingredient you can think of! This recipe is just a single serving size, so just multiply the ingredients by however many people you are cooking for.


2 Flour Tortillas, 8″

1/4 cup Black Beans (a 15 oz can is perfect for 4 servings)

1 tsp Chili Powder

1 tsp Onion Salt

1 tsp Garlic Powder

1 large Egg

2 tbsp Sour Cream

1/8 cup Feta Cheese

1/4 cup shredded Mexican Blend Cheese (any type of cheddar or jack cheese will work)

2 tbsp Salsa

Hot Sauce (optional)

Canola or Vegetable Oil for Frying


1) Pour about 2″ of oil in a deep frying pan and begin warming it over medium heat. Place the black beans in a saucepan and mix in the chili powder, garlic powder, and onion salt. Warm over medium-low heat.

2) Fry the egg over-easy style in a small frying pan. Once the oil is hot, place one tortilla in the pan. The tortilla will bubble a bit so be sure to push those down while frying. Once the tortilla is golden brown on one side (about 1 minute), flip it over and fry the other side. Do the same with the second tortilla.

3) After the first tortilla is fried, begin assembling the tostada by spreading out 1 tbsp of the sour cream on the tortilla. Then add half of the black beans, followed by the fried egg. Add half of the shredded cheese on top of the egg and then 1 tbsp of the salsa and half of the feta cheese.

4) Top off the tostada with the other tortilla and put the other half of the black beans on top along with a tablespoon of sour cream and salsa. Top with the remaining shredded cheese and feta.


Variation Suggestions: I have also added peas and corn to the tostada to get a few more veggies in. If you have meat-eaters in your family you can easily fry up some chopped ham and place that in the tostada as well. The topping bar style works well for big families or parties, that way everyone can assemble their own tostadas – all you have to do is fry the eggs and tortillas.


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