A Different Tostada





8 each red cabbage leaf washed; raw

1 can black soy beans drained

2 tablespoons lard or shortening

1/4 cup chopped onion

1 pound ground beef

1 cup shredded lettuce

1/2 cup diced tomato

1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

1 Tablespoon chili powder divided

2 teaspoons cumin powder divided

1 tablespoon dried oregano divided

1 each salt and pepper  to taste

How to Prepare:

In a food processor, process drained beans with 1/2 the seasonings until desired consistency is reached. Heat lard in a skillet and fry processed, seasoned beans over low heat for about 7-8 minutes or until warmed through and creamy looking. Fry ground beef with remaining seasonings until cooked through.Assemble tostadas: lay out cabbage leaves (you need firm leaves). Spread with the refried beans, then the meat, onion, lettuce, tomato then top with the cheese. This makes 8 large tostadas -you can also skip the leaves and add a layer of sour cream, guacamole and salsa to make a layer dip that’s great with pork rinds.

NOTE. Most Ingredients in these recipes can be bought in good health food shops and grocery store. If you have trouble finding something, feel free to exchange, but keep track of the carbs.