Flank Steak Tostadas

These flank steak tostadas are made with steak, beans, vegetables, sour cream and avocados. The flank steak is rubbed in a mix of spices which adds a lot to the final result.

Tostadas are deep fried corn tortillas that are piled up with layers of deliciousness. We will start with a thin layer of re-fried beans topped with steak, lettuce, tomatoes, avocado, shredded cheese and sour cream.

We will be making a rub with chili powder, cumin, coriander, salt and pepper. This will add a lot to the final flavor.

Flank steak is tough but very tasty. It is important that you cut it on the diagonal so that it is easier to chew. These are a favorite among adults and kids alike.

Here is what you need for these delicious flank steak tostadas:

Serves eight
8 store bought tostadas or 8 deep fried corn tortillas
1 1/2 pounds flank steak
1/2 tablespoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon coriander
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 medium tomato, diced
1/2 cup finely sliced iceberg lettuce
1- 12 oz. can re-fried beans, heated
1 avocado, diced (if you dice them in advance cover them with a little lime juice or leave the seeds in with the avocado to prevent it from turning brown)
1/2 cup Mexican blend shredded cheese (or cheddar or Monterrey)
Sour cream
Finely chopped cilantro for garnish
Lime wedges for garnish
Salsa – optional

Rinse and pat dry the meat. Mix the chili powder, cumin, coriander, salt and pepper in a bowl. Rub the meat on all sides.

Heat a large skillet until hot. Add some oil. Place the beef in the pan and cook until a brown crust forms at the bottom – about 4 minutes. Flip the meat and cook for another 4 to 5 minutes for medium rare beef. Go ahead and cook it longer if you like your meat to be well done. Remove from heat and cut into strips, against the grain.

Place the lettuce, tomatoes, avocados, sour cream, beans, cheese, salsa and beef into separate bowls. Serve everyone 2 tostadas and let them assemble their own. Enjoy!

CALORIES 343.75; FAT 15.80 grs (sat 5.61; mono 5.78; poly 0.75); PROTEIN 28.93 grs ; FIBER 4.25 grs; CARBS 21.81 grs; CHOLESTEROL 54.87 mg; IRON 3.74 mg; SODIUM 631.33 mg; CALCIUM 247.50 mg

Print the Steak Tostadas Recipe Here

My name is Mary Ann Allen and I am here to help you get organized so you can save money on groceries and feed your family healthy, nutritious food. My multi-cultural cooking background comes from being born in the US and raised in Bolivia. I have 5 kids and own around 400 cook books. I absolutely love to cook!


  • June 13, 2014


    These flank steak tosadas are LOADED with flavor! This quick and easy meal is a favorite in my house. Thanks Mary Ann!

  • June 13, 2014


    Hi Lorener!
    Thank you so much for your message! I appreciate it. I am very happy that you like these tostadas! I love them as well. Take care and thanks again!
    Mary Ann