Happy Friday friends! We’ve made it through another week and hopefully you have some fun things planned for the weekend. Along with finishing up painting our master bedroom and getting things back up on the walls, I’ll be making these super easy and out of this world delicious Chipotle Black Bean Tostadas with Onions and Peppers!
Before we dive into the tostadas I have to tell you about my master bedroom refresh that is in progress. This bedroom has needed an update for over a year, but like many things it just kept getting pushed to the side. I’m usually pretty good about updating rooms and giving them a remodel, but I’ve been severely slacking on the upstairs portion of our house. My excuse is that it’s the part of the house that no one other than my husband and I ever see, so it didn’t seem as important to get done right away. Well a couple weeks ago I finally had enough of the ugly peachy tan color and the gross forest green curtains that the previous owners chose and bought some paint. With the exception of some touchups and edging around the windows, our room is now a much more attractive grayish, slightly blue color. I’m kicking myself now for waiting so long to paint because it looks 10,000 times better!
The next step will be to finally hang pictures on the walls, install some blinds, get new curtains, and hopefully find some new bedding. I of course have grander plans for the room like installing tile in the bathroom and refacing the vanity, but that project will have to wait a little longer. All of this remodeling isn’t going to leave much time for cooking so it’s a good thing these Chipotle Black Bean Tostadas with Onions and Peppers are so easy to make!
The tostadas make a great vegetarian meal, vegan if you leave off the chipotle yogurt sauce and cheese, and you get to eat them with your hands which is always fun (says the 5 year old inside of me)! I love the smokey spicy flavor that the chipotle adds to the beans and of course I also had to add some diced green chiles because I’m obsessed. The sautéed peppers and onions on top add a little bit of natural sweetness which is perfect with the spiciness of the black beans. The cheese is of course wonderful because it’s cheese! The finishing touch is the chipotle yogurt sauce which I opted to make instead of using sour cream. Not only is it healthier but it’s eat it by the spoonful delicious! If your weekend is packed and you like to eat Mexican food with your hands then these Chipotle Black Bean Tostadas with Onions and Peppers are the meal for you!