Quick & Easy South West Tostadas


It seems as if the days are getting shorter and shorter and I’m always running out of time!  And because I teach DDP Yoga at night when everyone gets out of work - my nights are often busier than my days!

One of the best ways I’ve discovered to make the most of my time during the week is to make

Super fast & healthy meals!

Dinners that take just a few ingredients and are quick to prep and serve. Having a hungry 3-year old is also another great reason to master quick recipes because we all know that a happy toddler = a happy home!  🙂

If you haven’t heard of Sunshine Burgers, you’re about to.  These organic veggie burgers are gluten-free, soy-free, vegan, non-GMO and are already cooked & browned so all you have to do is reheat and enjoy.  Don’t let the fact that they are veggie burgers scare you - these burgers have incredible flavor from garden herb to loco chipotle to shiitake mushroom.  With 8 different burgers to choose from you’re bound to find one that is perfect for you.

BUT we’re not making any burgers today - we’re making tostados - so why are we talking about them?

Because one of the best tricks to making quick meals is to incorporate foods that need very little prep & cook time.

So - here’s a pic of how the burgers look right out of the box.  Each flavor comes as a set of 3 and are frozen.

For this recipe - all I did was take 2 of the burgers, wrap them in a paper towel and defrost them for 15 seconds in the microwave.  Then I crumbled them into a small frying pan and heated them up for 1-2 minutes.  That’s it!  The rest of the recipe involves a little dicing and dinner is on the table in less than 5 minutes!  If you’re not in the mood to use your stove - just keep them in the microwave and warm for 60-75 seconds.  It’s as simple as that!  ENJOY! 


South West Tostadas

Total Time:  5 Minutes - Serves 2


  • 2 Black Bean South West Organic Sunshine Burgers, thawed
  • 1/4 cup organic refried beans
  • 4 tostadas
  • handful organic arugula
  • 1/4 cup tomatoes, diced
  • 1/2 avocado, diced
  • 1/4 cup manchego cheese, shredded
  • 1 green onion, chopped


Thaw Sunshine Burgers in microwave for 15 seconds or in refrigerator overnight.  Crumble into small frying pan and warm over medium heat for 1-2 minutes and set aside.

Smear refried beans on tostadas and heat in microwave for 30 seconds.

Top tostadas with arugula, diced tomatoes, avocado, crumbled burger, manchego cheese and green onions.

Note - If you want to give Sunshine Burgers a try you can:

  1. Sign up for their e-newsletter here and get a coupon.
  2. Head over to their find-a-store feature here and see if your local store carries them.

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I received Sunshine Burger product to review without monetary compensation. All opinions are my own. I was given the opportunity to review through the Sweat Pink Ambassador Community.  Full PR & Disclosure here.

Recipe is part of Wine’d Down Wednesday

Recipe featured on Sunshine Burger’s Blog!



  1. Going to look for these next time I go shopping

    Comment by Mary — 1 July, 2014 @ 3:34 pm

  2. Awesome!

    Comment by Christina Russell — 1 July, 2014 @ 3:40 pm

  3. I’m thinking I’ll try this recipe tonight! Yum!

    Comment by Jared Zimney — 1 July, 2014 @ 3:35 pm

  4. Yay! Let me know your thoughts!

    Comment by Christina Russell — 1 July, 2014 @ 3:40 pm

  5. My favorite Sunshine Burger is the loco chipotle flavor…so yummy and spicy! Thanks for sharing. 🙂 #sweatpink

    Comment by Rebecca — 1 July, 2014 @ 4:55 pm

  6. Yummy! I’ll have to try that one next.

    Comment by Christina Russell — 1 July, 2014 @ 5:04 pm

  7. I’ve been wanting to try these veggie burgers. Can’t wait!

    Comment by Terrie — 2 July, 2014 @ 7:25 pm

  8. You’re going to love them!

    Comment by Christina Russell — 2 July, 2014 @ 11:15 pm

  9. Those burgers look amazing! Shiitake sounds delicious!

    Comment by Sherry — 2 July, 2014 @ 8:07 pm

  10. They are really, really good.

    Comment by Christina Russell — 2 July, 2014 @ 11:14 pm

  11. I’ve never heard of these, but they look and sound delicious (especially shiitake)! :] I’ll have to see if my local grocery store carries em’!

    Comment by Farrah — 4 July, 2014 @ 11:05 am

  12. You are going to love them! The flavors are amazing 🙂

    Comment by Christina Russell — 4 July, 2014 @ 12:34 pm

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