Turkey Tostada with Raspberry Chipotle Sauce

My family loves Mexican food!  I love QUICK Mexican food!

These turkey tostadas are quick and easy, but so tasty, especially with the spicy sweet 

raspberry chipotle sauce!

Turkey Tostadas

 When I was in elementary school, my favorite school lunch was “Tostada Pizza”.   When I saw that on the lunch menu, I would plead with my mother to give me 75 cents to buy lunch on that day!!!   That was the first time I ever even heard the word “tostada”.  It sounded exotic and exciting to me at the time.  Looking back, I have no idea why it was called a tostada pizza.  It was simply a doughy, octagonal shaped pizza with some sort of zesty meat on top.  That was all there was too it.    Wikipedia says a tostada should be:



A Mexican deep-fried corn-flour pancake topped with a seasoned mixture of beans, ground meat, and vegetables.

Of course, as a kid I could care less that what I was eating was grossly mislabeled!  To me, my tostada pizza, smartly lying on my compartmentalized plastic lunch tray next to my tater tots and Jello, was simply  heaven!


Turkey Tostada

My family and I enjoy our fair share of Mexican food.  Taco night has become a staple in our home.  I was in the mood for something a little different than our usual Ortega tacos.  I switched out our traditional ground beef tacos for a leaner, lighter Mexican fare.   I think we found our new favorite meal.   The kids could still eat with their hands and the baked tortilla’s satisfied their need to bite into  something crunchy like their favorite taco shells.  My husband and I loved the seasoned turkey and the black beans, but the best part would have to be the raspberry chipotle sauce drizzled over our tostadas!  Spicy, sweet, smooth and delicious!  Pair these with either avocado salsa verde or avocado feta salsa for a piquant fiesta!

Turkey Tostada

 My kids will not experience the gratifying taste of a tostada pizza in their own school lunches.   Now that we’ve added turkey tostada’s to our weekly meal plan, I hardly think they are missing out.  Don’t you agree?




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Turkey Tostada with Raspberry Chipotle Sauce


  • 1 lb turkey tenderloin, diced
  • 2 tablespoon taco seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 14oz can black bean rinsed and drained
  • 1 poblono pepper cut into strips
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • ½ cup raspberry jam
  • ½-1 chipotle pepper in adobo sauce, finely chopped
  • 6 10 flour tortillas
  • 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro


  1. Pre heat oven to 400. Spray a two large baking sheets with cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. While oven heats, cook turkey in oil until cooked through and no longer pink. Season with taco seasoning. Remove from pan and set aside.
  3. Cook pablano peppers in the same skillet for about 6 minutes or until peppers soften. Remove and set aside.
  4. Drain and rinse black beans. Remove half of the beans into a bowl and gently mash with a spoon. Combine with remaining black beans.
  5. Arrange 3 tortillas on each baking sheet and spray tops of tortilla’s. Bake in oven for 3 minutes per side our until tortillas bubble and begin to brown.: remove. Top with black beans, turkey, peppers, and cheese. Heat in oven just until cheese melts. Meanwhile, heat raspberry jam and chipotle peppers in microwave for about 45 seconds. When cheese has melted, remove tostadas and drizzle raspberry sauce over each one. Top with chopped cilantro and avocados if desired.



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40 Responses

  1. Tanya, this looks SO delicious! Thanks for sharing and am pinning! Have a wonderful week.

  2. These turkey tostadas sound amazing! I think the addition of the raspberry sauce adds a nice touch! I’m sure it’s delicious!

  3. steve

    so beautiful! I just wanna stare at it, -such a nice mix of colors

    • You are the sweetest brother in law, thanks Steve!

    • I tend to gravitate towards Mexican too!

  4. I’ve not had a tostada since my favorite family-owned Mexican restaurant closed. If I’m going to enjoy them again, it looks like I’ll have to make my own — and your recipe sounds like it’s the one, especially with that raspberry-chipotle sauce. Thanks for sharing, Tanya.

    • I would recommend using the sauce for anything! But I tend to like spicy food! Thanks John!

  5. The raspberry chipotle sauce sounds great, I can’t wait to try it. Sometimes we have tostadas instead of wraps by default when I cook my homemade tortilla’s too long and they don’t roll up nicely! Next time I’m telling them I did it on purpose!

    • Haha, there you go! I try to avoid rolling tortillas, they always break on me!

  6. Looks delish! I love the raspberry chipotle sauce… a perfect blend of sweet and spicy!

    • Thats exactly what I was going for Desi!

  7. I’m a huge fan of Mexican food as well, Tanya! These tostadas look great. I love the Raspberry Chipotle Sauce. Sounds delicious! Plus, I’m a sucker for chipotle peppers. I add them to many recipes. Pinned to my food board.

    • I’d add chipotles to everything if my family would let me, probably even desserts!

    • I’m glad you dream about chipotles too!

  8. cookingwithcurls

    Those look delicious! It must be a fruity chipotle week, I made barbecue sauce over the weekend:) I love raspberry, I will have to try that next!

    • Lisa, I’m a chipotle fanatic! BBQ is perfect for chipotles!

  9. This just made me laugh so hard…cuz tostada, for some odd reason has always been my favorite word! I loved when my mom made tostadas instead of regular shells for dinner. Loving this sauce you used…I’m such a “sauce-y” girl! Have a great weekend, Tanya!

    • Isn’t funny how you fall in love with certain words? Thank you Gloria!

  10. I love the flavors in your tostadas! I just love chipotle and the addition of the sweet raspberry sounds awesome! Can’t wait to make this! So nice to have found your site…it’s lovely.

    • Awe, thank you so much Caroline! Love having you here!

  11. Tanya, these are fantastic! I am a complete lover of all foods Mexican. We have it for dinner at least twice a week, sometimes more! And honestly, I could eat chips and salsa alone as a meal {and actually have!} Totally pinning!

    • I have had chips and salsa as a meal on several occasions to Rachel! Thanks for pinning!


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