Cocoa Bison Tostadas
Servings Prep Time
4people 14minutes
Cook Time
Servings Prep Time
4people 14minutes
Cook Time
  • 4teaspoons canola oildivided, plus more for brushing
  • 1/2pound ground bison
  • 1small yellow oniondiced
  • 1small red pepperdiced
  • 114-ounce can black beansrinsed and drained
  • 1 jalapeño pepperminced
  • 3tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2teaspoon ground cumin
  • 4 whole-wheat tortillas
  • 2cups baby spinachthinly sliced
  • 1/2cup shredded Monterey Jack or sharp cheddar cheeseor more, to taste
  • Salsa, sour cream, and fresh cilantro, for garnish
  1. Preheat oven to 350˚. In a medium skillet, heat 2 teaspoons oil; add bison, onion, and bell pepper. Sauté until bison is no longer pink.
  2. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, heat remaining 2 teaspoons oil and add beans, tomato, jalapeño, cocoa powder, and cumin, plus salt and pepper; simmer for 5 minutes.
  3. Brush tortillas lightly with oil, place on baking sheet, and bake until lightly crispy, 3–5 minutes. Remove from oven; turn on broiler. On baking sheet, top each tortilla with bean mixture, sliced spinach, bison mixture, and cheese. Return to oven and broil for 30–60 seconds, until cheese melts. Serve immediately, garnished with salsa, sour cream, and cilantro, if desired.
Recipe Notes
Nutrition Facts
Cocoa Bison Tostadas
Amount Per Serving
Calories 419 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 9%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 49mg 16%
Sodium 794mg 33%
Total Carbohydrates 49g 16%
Dietary Fiber 13g 52%
Protein 27g 54%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

PER SERVING: 419 cal, 6g fat (2g mono, 1g poly, 3g sat), 49mg chol, 27g protein, 49g carb, 13g fiber, 794mg sodium