Taco Bell Mexican Pizza

Raven Higheagle

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@ravenhigheagle

I love getting the Mexican pizza from Taco Bell. The perfect late night snack! It is really easy to prepare this at home and is a great dinner or snack idea to make when you have leftovers from a taco dinner.


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Rating:
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Serves:
Makes 4 Pizzas
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
10 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

1/2 lb
ground beef
1/4 tsp
salt
1/8 tsp
black pepper
1/4 tsp
dried minced onion
1/4 tsp
smoked paprika
1 1/2 tsp
chili powder
2 Tbsp
water
8
(6-inch) flour tortillas
1 c
lard or crisco vegetable shortening
1
(16 oz) can refried beans
2/3 c
pace salsa, mild
1 c
cheddar cheese, shredded
1 c
pepper jack cheese, shredded
1/4 c
diced tomato
1/4 c
chopped green onions
1/4 c
sliced black olives

Step-By-Step

1In a large skillet, brown the beef over medium heat.
2Once cooked, drain the excess fat from the pan.
3Add salt, onions, paprika, black pepper, chili powder and water, then let the mixture simmer over medium heat for 8-10 minutes. Stir frequently.
4Heat the Crisco shortening in a heavy skillet over medium-high heat. If the oil is smoking, it is too hot.
5Fry each tortilla for about 45 seconds per side, or until golden brown and let drain on paper towels.
6Heat up the refried beans in a small saucepan. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
7To assemble the pizza:
Spread about 1/3 cup refried beans on face of one tortilla.
8Next spread 1/4 of meat, then another tortilla.
9Coat the tortillas with two tablespoons of salsa, then split up the tomatoes and stack them on top.
10Next divide up the cheese, onions and olives, stacking in that order.
11Place pizzas on a sheet pan and in the oven for about 8 minutes or until cheese on top is melted.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef, Pizza, Tacos & Burritos
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy