Five Minute Tostadas by Alex Bury

These tostadas are as simple as they are delicious.

  • 1 jar of your favorite salsa
  • 1 package corn tortillas (fresh, not fried)
  • 1 can vegetarian refried beans (most refried beans are naturally vegetarian, but check the ingredients)
  • 1 package Tofurky Chorizo

If the tortillas are frozen, thaw them at room temperature or microwave for a few seconds until they are soft.

Open the can of beans and the jar of salsa.

Using a butter knife or small spatula, spread each tortilla with a layer of beans. Pretend you’re spreading peanut butter on bread. The amount is up to you—you can’t mess this up! Try for 3 tablespoons per tortilla. The goal is to use the entire can of beans on the entire package of tortillas.

Congratulations. You just did the hardest part.

Spoon some Tofurky Chorizo over the refried beans.

Now you can microwave each tortilla for 45 seconds. If you’re feeding everyone at once, stack them up like a layer cake and bake in a 400 degree oven.

When warm, top with a spoonful of salsa. Roll up or fold in half, eat, then repeat.

Options: Try adding shredded vegan cheese, chopped tomatoes, or shredded lettuce if you’re feeling fancy.