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PREP15 min
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Cooking20 min
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Ready in35 min


Kung Pao Beef Ingredients

Tomato Salsa Ingredients

Crema Ingredients

Topping & Garnish Ingredients


  1. Step
    Place ground beef in marinating bowl, add all kung pao marinade ingredients, and mix thoroughly. For best results, cover and marinate overnight.
  2. Step
    In a small bowl, prepare the crema by folding sour cream with juice of half lime. Salt and pepper to taste. Refrigerate.
  3. Step
    In a small pot on high heat, add 2 . cups canola oil and fry tortillas until crisp and golden brown. Lay on lined pan to drain and salt. This step can be done in advance.
  4. Step
    Dice tomatoes, removing seeds and excess tomato liquid. Add onions and cilantro with tomatoes in a bowl and mix thoroughly. Add oil, salt and pepper. Refrigerate until needed.
  5. Step
    Peel and pit avocado, cutting into 12-16 thin, even slices.
  6. Step
    Heat saucepan to medium high. When heated, add 1 tsp canola oil to the pan, heat, and add marinated beef to the pan. Slowly cook for 8-9 minutes or until the ground beef is fully cooked and sauce is slightly reduced. Turn off heat and leave pan on residual heat.

Building the Tostada

  1. Step
    On fried tortilla, layer 3-4 slices of avocado. Next, add 2 fair-sized spoonfuls of kung pao beef and top with an even amount of shredded cheese. Add salsa, serving with a slotted spoon to reduce moisture, and garnish with cilantro sprigs.
  2. Step
    Drizzle tostadas with lime crema and serve with fresh lime wedge.

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