Mexican Pizza Recipe

Here’s a pizza that I found rather interesting – Mexican Pizza or some call it taco pizza. This pizza differs from most I have made because the crust is fried tortillas. Although I have never actually tried it, apparently they serve something like this at Taco Bell. I’m not really sure how theirs tastes, but this recipe is great. The filling gets packed between the 2 tortillas and then the cheese, tomatoes, and green onions go on top. This recipe can be adjusted to whatever you like on pizza. I had wanted to put some sliced black olives on it but unfortunately didn’t have any. This recipe may look like it takes a lot of work but honestly I didn’t find it that time consuming. Make sure to warm the refried beans before using because they will be much easier to spread. Enjoy.

1lb ground beef
1 (1 ¼ ounce) package taco seasoning
8 small flour tortillas
2 tablespoons water
1 (16 ounce) can refried beans
2/3 cup mild salsa
2 cups Colby jack cheese
¼ cup tomato (diced)
¼ cup green onion (chopped)
oil (for frying)

Cooking Instructions:

Step 1: With your hands mix together ground beef, taco seasoning and water. In a large skillet brown ground beef over medium heat for 5-6 minutes. Break up the beef up into small pieces with a spatula while cooking. Set aside.
Step 2: Add oil to a medium frying pan. Heat to medium-high and fry tortillas one by one for 30 seconds (or until browned) on each side. Be sure to pop any bubbles that form while cooking. You want to keep the tortillas as flat as possible. Remove from pan and drain on paper towels.

Step 3: Warm refried beans and pre-heat the oven to 400 degrees. Stack each pizza by first spreading a layer of refried beans, then a layer of meat followed by a layer of salsa. Now stack another tortilla on top. Stack cheese on top of that followed by tomatoes and green onions. Repeat until all pizzas are stacked.
Step 4: Place on a baking sheet and put into the oven. Bake on 400 degrees for 8 minutes.


22 Responses to “Mexican Pizza Recipe”

  1. HoneyB — November 6, 2008 @ 6:50 pm

    I just can’t take it anymore. Your food always looks so good and I want to eat everything I see you have made!!

  2. Edible Creations — November 6, 2008 @ 7:05 pm

    I love the photos you use in your articles. Thanks for the ideas!

  3. Cathy-wheresmydamnanswer — November 7, 2008 @ 9:11 am

    This is my kind of pizza – This looks so great…

  4. grace — November 8, 2008 @ 7:44 am

    i like italian pizza, but i looooove mexican pizza! the refried beans are key–nicely done!

  5. Melissa — November 8, 2008 @ 12:09 pm

    That looks delicious!

  6. diva — November 9, 2008 @ 9:51 am

    holy smokes! that looks good, even better than tacos!

  7. Kurt Braun — November 10, 2008 @ 1:43 pm

    wow, it’s looks great! I’m already hungry )))

  8. Bellini Valli — November 13, 2008 @ 9:32 am

    So easy for a weekday meal..or anytime for that matter with ingredients we already have on hand. Thanks for the dish:D

  9. Mary — November 18, 2008 @ 9:21 am

    I plan to cook this tonight! Looks fantastic and easy!

  10. Gloria — November 30, 2008 @ 4:47 pm

    This sounds and looks so good! I’ve bookmarked this recipe and will make it on my blog–with credit to you, of course!

  11. SoniPari — December 25, 2008 @ 2:29 pm

    I tried this recipe for a party and it was a hit! THe only thing I did different was put some enchalada sauce on the top tortilla under the cheese and some taco bell sauce on top of the beans. Otherwise, great idea

  12. RobertLewis — February 2, 2009 @ 7:38 pm

    Thanks for the recipe, I’ll make it and let you know how it goes.

  13. genny bitoy — February 27, 2009 @ 9:24 pm

    I tried it yesterday and it is a hit at my house. My husband and son looooooved it. It looks great and if looks are decieving not this one. It looks good and taste great.

  14. Jill Comer — March 7, 2009 @ 7:03 am

    Wondering, Could these be made up a day ahead and then baked right before serving, of course, adding the topping right before baking, or would the fried tortilla lose crispiness and not have the same effect? I would love to make up ahead, but not sure on this part?

  15. Bobby — March 7, 2009 @ 7:47 am

    Jill Comer- I would not recommend it, I believe the tortilla would lose its crispiness as you stated.

  16. Jill Comer — March 7, 2009 @ 8:04 am

    okay thanks. I can still pull it off and have everything ready ahead to put together, fry tortillas at last moment, put on fillings and bake. thanks. after I sent my message, I had my strategy all put together. these are sure to be a hit at our church luncheon. –Jill

  17. Shawn Katz — January 6, 2010 @ 5:29 pm

    I have to say, these were good! A bit of prep work but worth it. I will be making these often. Go to hell Taco Bell!

  18. bri woods — January 21, 2011 @ 1:32 pm

    I made this pizza for my Spanish class and there wasn’t a piece left! Thank you, it was delicious!

  19. Shannon — December 11, 2011 @ 7:31 pm

    Just made these today! I used olive oil to fry the tortillas, otherwise followed the recipe and they were MAGNIFICENT! Great recipe!!

  20. Jesse — April 12, 2012 @ 7:46 am

    I love making these with my leftover taco fixins for the following evening’s meal! My family loves these! I also add cilantro, black beans and avocado! Mmmmmm!

  21. Rebecca — February 12, 2013 @ 7:00 pm

    Made these tonight, Fantastic, thank you for sharing your recipe. I found this on Pinterest!

  22. Carrie — May 20, 2013 @ 8:57 pm

    Made these tonight and they were so delicious! I’d rate it a 10. I added avocado, sour cream and hot sauce on top… cilantro sounds good too! I have had the Taco Bell version years ago, this was amazing.

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