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mexican pizzas

Recipe by
Beth Pierce
Old Monroe, MO

These delectable copycat Mexican pizzas are double-decker crispy fried corn tortilla pizzas stuffed with taco-seasoned beef, refried beans, cheddar, and Monterey Jack Cheese. They are then topped with more cheese, green onions, black olives, tomatoes, and jalapenos. They have better flavor than Taco Bell Mexican pizza. Mexican pizzas are fun for weekend dinners with extended family and friends yet easy enough for weeknights.

yield 6 pizzas
prep time 10 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For mexican pizzas

  • 12
    (six inch) corn tortillas
  • canola or vegetable oil
  • 1 lb
    ground beef
  • 1/2 md
    onion finely chopped
  • 3 Tbsp
    taco seasoning
  • 3/4 c
  • 1 can
    (16 ounces) refried beans
  • 3/4 c
    finely shredded cheddar cheese
  • 3/4 c
    finely shredded monterey jack cheese
  • 6
    grape tomatoes sliced
  • 1 sm
    jalapeno sliced
  • 1/3 c
    sliced black olives
  • 1
    green onion chopped

How To Make mexican pizzas

  • 1
    In a Dutch Oven or heavy skillet, heat 1/2 inch oil to 350-375 degrees. Add one tortilla at a time and fry until crispy (about 1 minute), flipping halfway through the frying process. Remove to paper towels to drain.
  • 2
    Meanwhile, in a large skillet, brown ground beef, breaking it up as it browns. Halfway through the browning process, stir in the chopped onion. Once the ground beef is fully browned, and the onions have softened, add the taco seasoning and water. Simmer for 10 minutes.
  • 3
    Spread refried beans over 6 corn tortillas. Equally, divide the seasoned ground beef over the beans. Top with half of each cheese. Top each with another crispy corn tortilla and place on parchment paper-covered baking sheets. Top each pizza with the remaining cheese, sliced tomatoes, jalapeno, black olives, and green onions.
  • 4
    Bake at 400 degrees for 7-10 minutes or until cheese is melted.