Quick & Easy Mexican Pizzas

Crunchy, cheesy and loaded with delicious ingredients, these Mexican pizzas are a quick and easy dinner idea!

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I hate to admit it, but when I was in middle school and high school I ate Taco Bell at least once a week. 😳 Things have definitely changed since then, but my love for Mexican pizzas is still going strong! We make all sorts of “Mexican pizzas,” usually a meatless version with corn & black beans, however, I thought it would be fun to share my version of the fast food classic.

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These delicious cheesy pizzas are so fun! I started by making the same ground beef recipe I use for my favorite tacos. Then I fried the tortillas in a bit of oil (they get really crisp and stay crisp, you can bake them too but it’s not quite the same) and patted them dry with a paper towel. Next it was time to layer. First was a layer of refried beans, then ground beef, then a second tortilla, then enchilada sauce, then all of the toppings like tomatoes, cheese and green onions (we even added sliced olives to some too).

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Pop them under the broiler for a few minutes until they get nice and bubbly on top, and then enjoy them straight from the oven. You want to eat them while they’re still pretty hot. The longer they sit, the softer they’ll get, and you want your tortillas to be nice and crunchy, so gobble them up quickly!

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Next time you’re in the mood for something different, I’d recommend giving these Mexican pizzas a try! They’re a delicious twist on a bean burrito or enchilada. Our family loves them, I hope yours will too. ☺️

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Quick & Easy Mexican Pizzas
 
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These quick & easy Mexican pizzas are a delicious meal that the entire family will love!
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Yield: 4 individual pizzas
Ingredients
  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1 packet taco seasoning OR my homemade recipe
  • 2 tbsp. vegetable or canola oil
  • 8 soft taco flour tortillas
  • 1 (15 oz.) can refried beans
  • ⅔ c. red enchilada sauce
  • 2 small tomatoes, diced,
  • 1 small block (8 oz.) colby jack cheese
  • 3 green onions, sliced

  • Optional Toppings:
  • Sliced olives
  • Green chilies
  • Minced cilantro
Directions
  1. In a large skillet set over medium heat, brown beef and season.
  2. Meanwhile in a small skillet set over medium-high heat, add the oil. Fry the flour tortillas just until golden brown, transfer to a paper towel lined plate.
  3. Place four tortillas on a lined baking sheet. Spread tops with a layer of refried beans, then add the taco meat. Place the remaining tortillas over top, then spread with enchilada sauce and top with tomatoes, cheese, green onions (olives and green chilies if desired).
  4. Place into the oven and broil until the cheese is bubbly and begins to brown. Remove and garnish with cilantro, if desired. Serve hot.
Notes
-Skip the beef for a meatless version!


Recipe source: Life Made Simple

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