Monday, January 05, 2009

Mexican Pizza

Here is another great recipe from Allrecipes.com. I always find good ones on that site. This Mexican Pizza is a nice change from the same old tacos and tostadas we usually have for Mexican night. It is a lot like the Mexican Pizza at Taco Bell. The only thing I changed was that I used green chili enchilada sauce for the red sauce, since it was all I had on hand. I also didnt think that pizza sauce sounded very good on this. Also, I added taco seasoning to the ground beef, instead of just seasoning it with salt and pepper.

Mexican Pizza (from Allrecipes.)

  • 8 (6 inch) Mission® Fajita Flour Tortillas, cooked into crispy tortillas
  • 1 cup refried beans, prepared
  • 1 pound ground beef, chuck, raw (with taco seasoning)
  • salt to taste
  • pepper to taste
  • 4 tablespoons pizza sauce, prepared (I used green chile sauce)
  • 1 cup Mexican Cheese Blend, grated, prepared
  • 1/2 cup Roma tomato, fresh, small chop
  • 4 teaspoons cilantro, fresh, rough chopped
  1. To make the Mission® Crispy Tortillas: Place all 8 tortillas directly on the oven rack of a 350 degrees F oven and bake for 8 minutes. Remove from the oven and reserve on your work surface.
  2. Heat the 1 cup of refried beans for 1 minute in the microwave to get hot and reserve for the recipe build.
  3. Season the ground beef with salt and pepper and saute for 8 minutes in a non-stick pan, drain and reserve hot for the recipe build.
  4. To build 1 Mexican Pizza: Place 1 crisp Mission® tortilla on work surface.
  5. Evenly spread tortilla with 1/4 cup hot refried beans.
  6. Evenly top refried beans with 1/4 (approximately 4 ounces) of the cooked ground beef.
  7. Top ground beef with second crisp tortilla and evenly spread 1 heaping tablespoon of pizza sauce over the tortilla.
  8. Evenly top the pizza sauce with 1/4 cup grated Mexican cheese blend and 2 tablespoons chopped tomatoes.
  9. Repeat steps 1 through 5 for remaining 3 servings.
  10. Place all 4 pizzas, at one time, in 350 degrees F oven on a cookie pan/flat pan, and bake for 2 minutes to melt the cheese. Sprinkle 1 teaspoon chopped cilantro evenly over the top of each pizza. Serve each pizza whole.

2 comments:

Joelen said...

Mmm - I love mexican pizza and this looks perfect!

gaga said...

Yum, I love mexican pizza and used to get it at taco bell all the time. Yours looks waaay better than taco bell, I'm sure I'd love it!