I pretty much feel like these are beef tostadas, but I got them from Rachel Ray's website and she called them toastachos, so that's what I am going with.

These are quick to make but have a lot of little steps. I suggest having everything pre-measured and ready to go before starting. I suppose that is probably a good idea for any recipe haha but I usually do my chopping and such while doing other things like browning the meat.

Matt called his the "man-nacho" because of how much he piled on it :) 

Mine, minus the sour cream. I totally forgot about it until after I took the picture.

Corn or vegetable oil, for frying
6 (6 inch) corn tortillas
Salt and pepper
1 lb ground beef
1 small onion, finely chopped, divided
2 jalapeño peppers, seeded and finely chopped, divided
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin
2 tablespoons tomato paste
1/4 cup beef stock
2 plum tomatoes, seeded and finely chopped
1 1/2 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon flour
2/3 cup milk
1 1/2 cups mexi-blend cheese (plus more for topping if desired)
Pickled jalapeño slices
Sour cream, if desired

Fry the tortillas one at a time in oil over medium-high heat until golden and crisp. Season with salt.
In a skillet, heat a drizzle of oil over medium-high heat. Add the beef and brown for about 5 minutes. Add half  of the onion and half of the jalapeño peppers. Add the garlic, chili powder, and cumin; season with salt and pepper. Cook about 5 minutes. Stir in the tomato paste for 1 minute. Add the beef stock and lower the heat to a simmer.
In a small bowl, combine the tomatoes with the remaining onion and jalapeño. Season the salsa with salt.
Heat the butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Whisk in the flour for 1 minute. Whisk in the milk and cook to thicken, about 2 minutes. Stir in the cheese to melt.
Cover each tortilla with the meat and cheese sauce, then top with salsa, pickled jalapeños, sour cream, and shredded cheese. 

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