South-of-the-Border Essentials: Mexican Pizza

Andy Anderson !


I wanted to make a Mexican flour tortilla pizza, but I didn’t want it to be like every other Mexican flour tortilla pizza… this is what I came up with.

So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.


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20 Min
10 Min



  • 2 Tbsp
    grapeseed oil, or other non-flavored oil, divided
  • 2 medium
    flour tortillas
  • 2 slice
    bacon, diced
  • 3 oz
    chorizo sausage
  • 3 Tbsp
    refried beans
  • 2 Tbsp
    fresh salsa, your favorite brand
  • 2 Tbsp
    red sauce, your favorite brand
  • 1 oz
    colby cheese, freshly shredded
  • 1 oz
    pepper jack cheese, freshly shredded

  • ·
    lettuce for garnish
  • ·
    sliced black olive, for garnish

How to Make South-of-the-Border Essentials: Mexican Pizza


  2. Chef’s Note: This is one of those recipes that everyone likes… When I did a search on Just-a-Pinch, I found dozens of recipes for Mexican pizza; even Taco Bell has a Mexican pizza.
    So, I played about with the recipe, and I decided that one of the things that makes this recipe great is a flaky tortilla double crust. I tried my own homemade tortillas and they were fine; however, not everyone is going to take the time to make fresh tortillas. So, the goal was to make a flaky crust from store-bought tortillas, and that’s exactly what I did.
  3. Gather your Ingredients (mise en place).
  4. Place 1 tablespoon of the oil into a sauté pan over medium heat.
  5. When the oil begins to shimmer, place 1 of the flour tortillas into the pan.
  6. Sauté until browned on both sides, about 1 minute per side.
  7. Add the second tablespoon of oil and repeat for the second tortilla.
  8. Reserve the tortillas.
  9. Place the bacon in the sauté pan, over medium heat and cook until browned, about 4 – 6 minutes.
  10. Chef’s Tip: I like to make the bacon a bit crunchy to give the filling multiple textures.
  11. Remove the bacon from the pan and drain on paper towels.
  12. Add the chorizo to the pan, and sauté until cooked through, and beginning to brown, about 3 – 5 minutes.
  13. Remove from the pan, and drain on paper towels.
  14. Chef’s Note: While the sausage is cooking, use a wooden spoon to break it into small bits.
  15. Place a rack in the middle position, and preheat the oven to 375f (190c).
  16. Lay one of the toasted tortillas onto a clean surface.
  17. Spread the refried bean over the tortilla in a nice even layer.
  18. Spread the salsa over the top of the refried beans.
  19. Add the chorizo and bacon.
  20. Place the second fried tortilla on top and lightly press down.
  21. Spread the red sauce thinly over the top of the second tortilla.
  22. Sprinkle the cheese evenly over the top.
  23. Bake in the preheated oven, until the cheese melts, about 5 – 7 minutes.
  25. Remove from the oven, garnish with some lettuce and black olives, cut into quarters, and serve while still nice and hot. Enjoy.
  26. Keep the faith, and keep cooking.

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About South-of-the-Border Essentials: Mexican Pizza

Course/Dish: Pork
Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: Mexican
Dietary Needs: Soy Free
Other Tags: Quick & Easy For Kids

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