Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Cooking Thursday

 Did you ever try the Mexican pizza at Taco Bell?  I had it occasionally, and then it was discontinued.  I saw this copycat recipe and thought I should try it.  We like Mexican food and this is a recipe you can put together quite quickly if you have the taco meat part of it ready.
I'll tell you that mine didn't look near as pretty as the one in the original recipe, but it still tasted good! I didn't have a lot of the toppings in the house, so that didn't help.
I made only 1/4 of the recipe, to make 2 pizza's.

Copycat Mexican Pizza

Pizza Ingredients
1 pound ground beef
1 packet taco seasoning
¾ cup water
1 cup vegetable oil
8 flour tortillas (taco size)
1 (15 oz) can refried beans
1 (10 oz) can enchilada sauce
2 cups shredded Mexican cheese blend

diced tomatoes
sliced green onion
sliced olives
sliced green onions

Preheat oven to 400f. In a large skillet, brown and and crumble the ground beef.
Drain excess grease. Place cooked beef back in skillet and add taco seasoning packet and water and stir. Bring to a boil then reduce heat and simmer until thickened.
In a large skillet, heat up oil over medium heat. Add tortillas (one at a time) and cook for 3-4 minutes (flipping frequently) until crisp. Continue with the rest of the tortillas. Set aside.
Meanwhile, heat up the refried beans in a microwaveable-safe bowl. This will make it easier to spread the beans onto the tortilla shells.
On each tortilla, slather a generous layer of refried beans. Then top with seasoned ground beef.
Place another tortilla on top. Slather about two tablespoons of the enchilada sauce on top. Then place some shredded cheese on top of the sauce. Continue assembling the rest of the pizzas.
Place the pizzas on a large nonstick baking sheet and bake for about 8-10 minutes until cheese is melted. Serve with your favorite toppings!


Ginny Hartzler said...

I love Mexican pizzas, and make them quite a bit. Your recipe looks relly good, so I will try it as well! I don't really use a recipe for mine.

Jenny the Pirate said...

Wow, TG would love this. Duly copied! Thanks, Mari! xoxo

Deb J. in Utah said...

I am going to try this one for sure. I loved those taco pizzas at Taco Bell - that is about all I would order there. Josh will love this. Thanks!

Hootin Anni said...

I love Mexican food too!!

Linda said...

Cool, smiles. Thanks Mari, have a great day friend.

Arlene G said...

I think even my picky grands might like this one.

Beside a babbling brook... said...

Looks yummy!

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Sparky said...

Looks good. We make our own pizza too. It's low carb / no sugar. Yum!
Blessings. xx

Laurel Wood said...

I remember this menu item. Thx for the recipe.

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Terri D said...

Sounds yummy - and best of all, easy!! Thanks Mari!

Jean said...

That sounds really delicious!!

Kim said...

LOVE this and off to pin it, Mexican Pizza was my favorite Taco Bell item. Thanks for sharing!! Happy 4th!!

carrie@northwoods scrapbook said...

I love Mexican pizza. Never had taco bell's but I think I need to try this! 😋