Monday, June 20, 2011

Grandaddy's Tostado Sauce

I grew up in Arizona, poolside! My memories include long swimming days at my Grandparents with yummy food cooking away on the bbq or in the kitchen. The two recipes that I can attribute to my Grandaddy are his teriyaki sauce and this. Spicy, flavorful, run-down-your-arm goodness of Tostado Sauce. I don't know what it is about this sauce that makes it so addicting, but it's the only thing worthy of topping tostados! Just trust me on this.
Grandaddy's Tostados

Corn Tortillas: Spray each side with cooking spray, and lay on a cookie sheet. Cook in a 450 degree oven for 3-5 minutes. Flip, and cook for another 2-3 minutes until crisp. Watch carefully!

Tostado Sauce:

1 can diced tomatoes, drained
1 can diced green chilies
1 small onion, diced
1 Tb white wine vinegar
1 teas ground garlic
Salt and Pepper to taste

Ok, so here's the trick. Put all these yummy ingredients in a bowl, and mix them up- not with a spoon, mind you, with your HANDS! That's right. Reach in there and squish things up. Somehow, it just works better. I promise. 
Make your favorite tostados. Toppings can include beans, cheese, tomatoes, sour cream, lettuce, olives, guacamole, chicken, etc. 

Then, top with the magic sauce.


Caution: Will need lots of napkins!