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Cheesy Bean Tostada USDA Recipe for Child Care Centers

Age Group: Ages 3-5
Serving Size: 25-50
Beans for snack? Yes, please!
Crediting beans as a meat alternate:
¾ oz eq meat alternate
½ oz eq grains
Crediting beans as a vegetable:
⅛ cup vegetable
¼ oz eq meat alternate
½ oz eq grains
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Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 37 minutes


  • Wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Preheat oven to 400 °F.
  • Spread 2 Tbsp of beans on each corn tortilla.
  • Sprinkle 1 Tbsp of cheese evenly over the beans on each tortilla.
  • Place on ungreased sheet pans (18” x 26” x 1”) and bake for 7 minutes or until cheese is melted.
    For 25 servings, use 2 pans.
    For 50 servings, use 4 pans.
  • Heat to 140 °F or higher for at least 15 seconds.
  • Serve 1 tostada. Serve immediately, or keep warm at 140 °F or higher.


Nutrition Facts
Cheesy Bean Tostada USDA Recipe for Child Care Centers
Amount Per Serving 1 Cheesy Bean Tostada
Calories 85 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2g3%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 5mg2%
Sodium 96mg4%
Total Carbohydrate 13g4%
Dietary Fiber 2g8%
Total Sugars 0g0%
Protein 5g10%
Calcium 19mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
*Marketing Guide


  • Contains milk (cheddar cheese). Tortillas can be a hidden source of common
    allergens which include, milk, peanuts, tree nuts, eggs, fish, shellfish, soy,
    wheat, and sesame.
  • Sesame can appear as an ingredient in foods where it might not be expected
    (tortillas) and may be included in ingredient statements as “spice” or “flavoring.”
  • The  symbol indicates the recipe is whole grain-rich.
  • Creditable grains contribution calculated using the Recipe Analysis Workbook,
    Method A.
Yield / Volume
25 Servings:
3 lb 7 oz
25 Cheesy Bean Tostadas
50 Servings:
6 lb 1 oz
50 Cheesy Bean Tostadas