Microwave: beef-topped tostadas

Yield: 4 Servings

Measure Ingredient
4 larges Flour tortillas
1 pounds Lean ground beef
1 \N Onion, chopped
1 \N Jalapeno pepper, seed/dice
1 \N Garlic clove, minced
1 tablespoon Chili powder
1 teaspoon Ground cumin
¼ teaspoon Salt
\N pinch Pepper
1 large Tomato, seeded and chopped
1 cup Lettuce, shredded
1 cup Cheddar cheese, shredded

Pierce tortillas in a few places; microwave each on rack at High for 1-½ to 2 minutes or until barely crisp, turning and rotating once.

Place on microwaveable plates.

In 8-cup bowl, crumble beef; add onion, jalapeno and garlic.

Microwave at High, stirring often, for 3-5 minutes or until meat is no longer pink; stir in chili powder, cumin, salt and pepper.

Add tomatoes; microwave at High for 1-2 minutes or until hot. Using slotted spoon, divide among tortillas; sprinkle with lettuce, then cheese. Microwave each at High for 30-60 seconds or until cheese melts.

Serve open-faced with sour cream or salsa.

Source: Canadian Living magazine [Oct 94] Presented in an article by Barb Holland: "Microwave: Tortilla Update" [-=PAM=-] PA_Meadows@...

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