Easy Chalupas

Easy Chalupas are one of my family's favorite quick fix meals. I make these 3-4 times per month because they're so quick, and we love them!



  • corn tortillas or tostada shells
  • canned refried beans (or better yet is instant dehydrated refried beans in a bag or best make your own refried beans)
  • chopped tomatoes
  • shredded lettuce (baby spinach leaves are also good)
  • shredded cheese (or we love Queso Fresco from the Mexican section)
  • Any other topping you desire - guacamole, avocado, sour cream, chopped onion, etc.


I prefer to make my own tostadas out of pre-made corn tortillas. It doesn't take long, and I think tastes much better, but if you're in a big hurry just use the pre-made tostadas. I fry my tortillas in hot oil in a large frying pan for just a few seconds on each side, until slightly brown and then drain on paper towels.

Heat the refried beans and season to your taste.

Top your tostadas with beans, meat, and any other toppings you've prepared! That's it!

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