Black Bean Tostadas with all the Fixings

You can use these for bean dip, tostadas, burritos, what have you.
Black Bean Tostadas with all the Fixings

Last Updated on September 14, 2019

Black Bean Tostada Fixings

Black Bean Tostada Fixings

These black bean tostadas can make a great appetizer on small tortillas, or make a spread for a whole meal.  We like them for a light meal in the heat of summer.  You can add meat if you want.

You might have seen my post back from 2011 when I used canned black beans to make this tostada. Well, now that the Instant Pot is available, you can make your own beans in under an hour with the flavorings you want, and none of the stuff you don’t want.

Black Bean Tostadas with all the FixingsWhen I make these, I like to serve them with Green Giant Mexicorn because it’s quick and convenient. They go into the refrigerator to cool with the beans I’ve made in the Instant Pot.

I like to fry my tortillas in a little oil until they are just beginning to crisp but are not completely crisp. I keep them warm in a tortilla warmer. If you don’t have one of these yet, I highly recommend you get one or two. They are great for keeping pancakes or crepes warm and are also good for defrosting small things in the microwave. I have two and use both a lot.

Also with our black bean tostadas, I like to have Cojita cheese on hand, sour cream, chopped onions, salsa, and cabbage.  Anyone who has followed me knows I really like cabbage but you could also use lettuce if you wanted.

Black Bean Tostadas with all the Fixings

Black Beans in the Instant Pot

You can use these for bean dip, tostadas, burritos, what have you.
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings (slide to adjust): 6 Servings
Calories: 42kcal



  • 1 cup Black beans, dried
  • 1 clove Garlic
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • 1 teaspoon Jalapeno, dried
  • 1 teaspoon Aleppo pepper
  • 3 quart Water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  • Put everything in the Instant Pot and cook for 50 minutes.


Nutrition Facts
Black Beans in the Instant Pot
Amount Per Serving
Calories 42
% Daily Value*
Fat 0g0%
Saturated Fat 0g0%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 217mg9%
Potassium 110mg3%
Carbohydrates 8g3%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 0g0%
Protein 3g6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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As an award-winning and serious home cook, I seriously believe there is no reason why you can't have a restaurant quality meal at home. One of the good things about eating at home is to save money, so armed with a good menu plan, a shopping list, and an appreciation of good food, we can all have gourmet food on a budget.

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