If the tweens had it their way, taco night would be every night. The same ground beef tacos with all of the toppings over and over again. I love to cook and use it as my creative outlet. But just like no artist creates the same painting more than once, I rarely create the same dinner more than once. With the taco routine ready to drive me loco, I decided to start switching it up.
I played with the proteins and toppings introducing the tweens to avocados, cilantro, lime and queso blanco. I found that tacos were an easy way to introduce the tweens to new foods. My children will try anything at least once but it takes a few introduction and incorporating new flavors into their favorite meals before they become fans.
Just recently, I turned taco night upside down with tostadas. They were skeptical. But after devouring their first tostada and quickly asking for seconds, I knew I had a winner. Tostadas are as easy and fast as tacos and I think they’re slightly healthier for you since they often turn into more of a taco salad. My favorite part about tostadas is the ability to pile on the flavors and not have to worry about wrapping it up or fitting it in between a shell – think more like an open-faced sandwich.
This “Quick and Easy Steak Tostada Recipe” is perfect for any night of the week and the Ranch dressing makes it kid-friendly.
Steak Tostada Recipe
1 lb. Flank steak, cut into bite-size pieces
Tostada shells (Homemade or store bought)
1 clove of garlic, diced
1 lime, halved
Queso blanco, crumbled (Can be substituted for your favorite cheese)
Salsa (Homemade or store bought)
Marinate flank steak in lime juice and garlic for at least 1 hour.
Drizzle olive oil on heated pan. Once oil is hot, add flank steak and marinade. Pan fry until steak is cooked through.
On a plate, place one tostada shell, top with steak, shredded lettuce and salsa. Drizzle on ranch dressing. Top with queso blanco and cilantro.
*To add a little spice for the adults, try medium or hot salsa or add hot sauce.