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Christmas Tree Tostada

This colorful Tree Tostada is made with ground beef, onions, cheese, sour cream, lettuce, green pepper and tomatoes. Hey kids, put a little Mexican into your Christmas.


You will need:

* 1 pound hamburger
* 1 package taco seaoning mix (enough for 1 pound hamburger)
* 6 small flour tortillas
* 1 green peper, seeded and diced
* 1 tomatoe, diced
* 1/2 cup sliced black olives
* 1/2 cup sliced green olives
* 6 ounces sliced Monterey Jack cheese, cut into strips
* 3 cups shredded lettuce
* sour cream
* taco sauce


* 1) Preheat oven to 350°

* 2) Prepare hamburger with taco seasoning mix, according to package directions.

* 3) Cut tortillas into tree shapes as shown, discarding the shaded areas.

* 4) With a spoon, spread 1/3 cup hamburger mixture evenly over each tortilla. Leave a 1/2 inch border of tortilla all the way around each tostada.

* 5) Use green pepers, tomatoes, and olives to decorate tostadas like christmas trees.

* 6) Arrange the cheese on each tostada in a zigzag pattern to make garland.

* 7) Use a spatula to place tostadas on a baking sheet. (You will probably be able to bake two at a time.) Bake for 5 to 7 minutes or until cheese is melted.

* 8) Place tostadas on serving plates. Arrange lettuce at the bottom of each tostadas to make a tree skirt.

* 9) Serve tostada with sour cream and taco sauce.

Serves 6