Food of the Eighties, Beefy Tostada from Taco Bell
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Not sure when this came out, but it was a flat tortilla with refried beans, beef, lettuce, tomatoes, sour cream, and black olives. It disappeared around 88-89.
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John - October 02, 2007 - Report this comment
They also had a beefy tostada supreme...what a facefull that was. Many napkins...but oh so good.
jodylync - March 28, 2008 - Report this comment
When this was out, it was the only thing I ordered from the Bell. I had forgotten about it.
Angie - April 25, 2008 - Report this comment
You can add beef to the regular bean tostada now.
Claudette - September 05, 2008 - Report this comment
They are not the same--I specifically worked at Taco Bell in that era, and we would have a fryer at a frying work station preparing the shells for tacos, tostadas fresh! Now I think that they pre-cooked and because they sure taste nasty. Also, there were TACO LIghts which were so delicious with a fried Flour tortilla shell--it came with delicious tasting ground beef topped with sour cream lettuce, tomato and cheese. Oh, and we can't forget the enchirito which was similar to an enchilada --oh it was delicious. They were the bomb--TACO BELL where have your special tastes gone.
steve - May 04, 2009 - Report this comment
I used to work at taco bell back in the late 80's. They used to shread their own cheese and it was AWESOME! Now it sucks! They buy it pre shreaded....yuck!
Laura - July 16, 2009 - Report this comment
The Beefy Tostada was the best menu item ever! And I've been going to Taco Bell for over 40 years. Please Taco Bell - bring back the Beefy Tostada! And I agree with Claudette, the Enchirito was also great!
carrie - August 16, 2009 - Report this comment
yes yes claudette what happen to that taco light? not for diet or health either ummm they were the best taco they ever had!!!!!!
Tim - September 06, 2009 - Report this comment
Yea, and their lettuce must be bagged like so many other places. I don't know about you, but I can taste that nasty plastic-bag weird lettuce taste. Companies cheapen so much and sacrifice flavor in the process. RIP good fast food.
B-Rad - October 07, 2009 - Report this comment
I also worked at Taco Bell in the early 80's and everything was prepared on premisis from grating the cheese and shredding the lettuce to pressure cooking pinto beans to make the refried beans and frying the taco/tostada shells. The Beefy Tostada was definitely one of my faves. Oh, and who else remembers the Green Sauce that was available?
Andy - December 13, 2009 - Report this comment
What happened was they increased the minimum wage. Paying $3.35 an hour for some pimply faced high school kid to shred cheese and lettuce made business sense, and gave the kid valuable work experience. With Minimum wage now over $7.00 an hour it's now more cost effective for the business owner to eliminate the position and buy their cheese and lettuce pre-shredded. If they didn't do that you'd be paying $2.00 or more for a regular taco bell taco.
Jason - December 29, 2009 - Report this comment
Up here in Seattle/Everett area, they now have also removed the normal tostadas from the menu. Yea, i know, its very sad. One girl i asked who was new and young asked me what a tostada was when i asked her about it. They also removed their larger nachos as well and only have the small one now. Maybe its my imagination but their burrito supremes seem to be smaller or use a smaller tortilla.. anyways.. now i just go visit the mexican ran drive thrus or restaurants and get my tostadas.
H. marie - May 05, 2011 - Report this comment
Taco bell...please bring back the tostada!
cayla - September 14, 2012 - Report this comment
I would be willing to pay twice the current price to have the original taco bell menu back with the original quality and recipes.
ME - May 19, 2014 - Report this comment
I ate my own version of a beefy tostada today by ordering a regular tostada, a taco supreme and combining the two myself. A little messy to remove contents of taco onto the tostada, but I still LOVE beefy tostadas enough for the trouble.

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