Jamexican Tostadas

tostadasThis mixing of cultures is definitely a mouth-watering Five-Star on the Yum-scale and has the benefit of being easy, fast and inexpensive to put together as a meal.   In all truth, this is straight up Mexican food with one small detour: replacing the Salsa is our Doc’s Jamaican Hot Sauce. I know it doesn’t sound like much, but wait until you taste this. A more perfect union, I can’t imagine.






  • 1 lb Ground Beef
  • ½ tsp Garlic Powder
  • ½ tsp Onion Powder
  • ½ tsp Ground Cumin
  • ½ tsp Paprika
  • ½ tsp Chili Powder
  • ¼ tsp Black Pepper
  • ¼ tsp Salt
  • 1 pkg Tostada shells
  • 1 can (16 oz) Traditional Refried Beans
  • 1 cup shredded Sharp Cheese
  • 1 cup Shredded Lettuce or Alfalfa Sprouts
  • 6 tsp Doc’s Jamaican Hot Sauce


  1. Using a double-boiler sauce pan, heat up the Refried Beans and keep warm on the stove top.
  2. In a large frying pan, saute the ground beef, adding Garlic, Onion, Cumin, Paprika, Chili Powder, Black Pepper and Salt as it cooks.
  3. After beef and spices are thoroughly cooked together, reduce heat to low, drain most of the fat, cover and leave on the stove-top.
  4. Using one Tostada Shell at a time, with a spoon, add a layer of Refried Beans, then a layer of beef, then about 1 Tbsp of Shredded Cheese sprinkled evenly over the beef.
  5. Add some shredded Lettuce or Alfalfa Sprouts and then sprinkle on about 1 tsp ofDoc’s Jamaican Hot Sauce.
  6. Enjoy!

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