Fry whole tortilla until crisp. Remove tortilla from fat. Spread refried beans on tortilla and garnish with grated cheese. Put in oven until cheese melts. For meat tostadas use meat filler. Garnish with lettuce.


Heat tortilla on griddle-on one half put a cooked meat stuffing of your choice (chicken, hamburger or shredded beef). Fasten with toothpicks. Fry in deep fat until crisp as desired. Drain. Open and add shredded lettuce and grated cheese. Chopped olives and onions can be added if desired, also a hot sauce.

Party and Patio Suggestions

Simply cut tortillas into 9 equal sizes. Fry in a good shortening until crisp. Drain well and lightly sprinkle with salt. Serve hot for an unusual pleasing appetizer. Great for dips.

Guacamole Tortillas

I small onion, I small can green chilies (peeled), I clove garlic, I medium tomato, ripe avocados, 2 tablespoons lemon juice, salt to taste. Use electric blender or chop the green chilies, onion, tomato and garlic very fine. Mash avocados and blend with lemon juice and salt. Combine chili mixture with avocado and spread thinly on warmed flour tortilla. Roll tortilla and serve. Serving tip: Serve flour tortillas instead of bread for a change of pace at meals.


Dip tortilla in hot fat, turn over once, then soak in hot chili sauce. On one half add small amount of sliced raw or cooked chopped onion and grated cheese (meat or chicken if you prefer). Roll and then sprinkle again with grated cheese and top with more chili sauce. Bake in oven until cheese melts.

Crispy Treats

Heat Gorditas tortilla in skillet about 1 minute. Turn over and heat another minute. Flatten any air bubbles that may arise. Turn over again and leave about another minute. Eat as is, with a dip or with your meals.


Gorditas tortillas make great pizza snacks. Spread with pizza sauce or salsa, add your choice of toppings and grated cheese. Place on cookie sheet in hot oven until cheese melts. Good anytime.


Place a portion of your favorite cheese on a tortilla and fold as you would a turnover. Hold together with toothpicks, place in moderate-heat oven for 6 minutes or until cheese is melted.


The most popular of all recipes made with flour tortillas are “Burritos”. They are made on a hot tortilla with your own prepared meat (spiced to taste) or any warm leftover food. Your favorite scrambled egg recipe is a wonderful stuffing for burritos. Roll tortilla with filling into a tube, turn one end up to keep stuffing from running out, and enjoy!


Cut tortilla into eight pieces, place on pie plate in hot oven until crisp, dip in melted butter and sprinkle with salt. Can be used for dipping guacamole and in place of crackers for hors d’oeuvres.