Tostado pizza: A retro ’70s dinner recipe
Ted Shinn of Grand Junction, Colorado, captured the $500 second prize in the Better Homes & Gardens Budget Recipe Contest in 1974 with this Tostado pizza recipe.
It’s a man’s idea of the best of two culinary worlds — Italian and Mexican. First comes the crust — it’s a snap with packaged biscuit mix — then a layer of refried beans, ground beef laced with taco seasoning mix and chilies, and, finally, shredded cheese.
Let everyone add the colorful toppings of lettuce, tomato, onion, and taco sauce at the table — and be prepared to serve extra wedges of this dinner winner.
Try another Mexican-meets-Italian dinner recipe: Chili manicotti (1975)