These easy Tostadas are made with grain-free tortillas, ground beef, and other classic toppings! They’re paleo, dairy-free, gluten-free and easy to make AIP.

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Paleo Ground Beef Tostadas

There’s nothing like a crunchy, flavorful tostada. Tostadas are made with a crispy corn tortilla shell base and topped with beans, avocado, protein like chicken or beef, and more. Traditionally, tostadas are made with corn tortillas, but luckily you can easily make this classic grain-free.

These paleo tostadas are made with simple ground beef and a crispy grain-free tortilla base. They’re gluten-free, dairy-free, and can be made to be AIP.

The Ingredients for Paleo Ground Beef Tostadas

  • Ground beef. You can use other proteins, but I love using simple ground beef for an easy-to-cook protein.
  • Almond flour tortillas. I use Siete brand almond flour tortillas for a perfectly crispy tostada! You can use other grain-free tortillas, but just be aware the cook time will vary to get them crispy.
  • Avocado, lettuce, tomato, red onion, and sour cream. Or other toppings of your choice!

How to make Paleo Ground Beef Tostadas

  • Cook the ground beef and set it aside. 
  • Crisp the tortillas in a pan. Set aside. 

Grain free tostada shells on a plate

  • Assemble the tostadas by layering on the mashed avocado, then the ground beef, then the toppings, and finish with sour cream and cilantro. Serve fresh.

Grain free tostadas being assembled with avocado, beef, then toppings

Can you make these tostadas ahead of time?

These are best fresh, but you can definetly prep all of the ingredients ahead of time and assemble when you’re ready to enjoy! This really does come together quickly.

Can you use other types of tortillas?

You can! You can use other varieties of Siete brand tortillas, or other grain-free tortillas like homemade cassava tortillas for AIP. The trick is to just get them nice and crispy, so each of the different varieties of tortillas will vary a bit with cook times, but as long as you keep a close eye on it you can make it work.

What toppings can you use for the tostadas?

  • Avocado
  • Tomato
  • Red onion
  • Black olives
  • Dairy-free sour cream
  • Lettuce
  • Cilantro

You can also use more traditional toppings like refried beans if tolerated, though it won’t be paleo.

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Paleo Ground Beef Tostadas


  • Author: Michelle
  • Prep Time: 20
  • Cook Time: 20
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

These easy Tostadas are made with grain-free tortillas, ground beef, and other classic toppings! They’re paleo, dairy-free, gluten-free, and easy to make AIP.


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Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp dried cilantro
  • 1 tsp chili powder (omit for AIP)
  • 1 tsp cumin (omit for AIP)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper (omit for AIP)
  • 12 tbsp avocado oil
  • 810 Almond Flour tortillas (I use Siete brand, see notes for alternatives of AIP/nut allergies)
  • 12 large avocados, mashed
  • 2 cups romaine lettuce, shredded
  • 810 grape tomatoes, sliced (omit for AIP)
  • 1/2 red onion, diced
  • 1 tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped
  • Dairy-free sour cream for topping
  • Lime wedges to serve

Instructions

  1. Using a large pan, add the beef and diced onion over medium heat. Crumble and brown the ground beef over medium heat, seasoning with salt, pepper, cumin, oregano, and cilantro. Drain the excess fat and set aside.
  2. Clean out the pan and add avocado oil. Heat over medium heat. Add the tortillas one by one and cook for about 2 minutes on each side or until the tortilla starts to crisp. Set aside and repeat with all of the tortillas.
  3. Assemble the tostadas by layering on the mashed avocado, then the ground beef, then the toppings, and finish with sour cream and cilantro. Serve fresh.

Notes

 You can use other varieties of Siete brand tortillas, or other grain-free tortillas like homemade cassava tortillas for AIP. The trick is to just get them nice and crispy, so each of the different varieties of tortillas will vary a bit with cook times, but as long as you keep a close eye on it you can make it work.

  • Category: Main Dishes
  • Method: Stove Top