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Taco Bell Mexican Pizza

Taco Bell Mexican Pizza- two crispy tortillas sandwich a seasoned ground beef filling with a bunch of melty cheese on top.

Taco Bell Mexican Pizza topped with sour cream on a plate.

 

I love to top these Mexican Pizzas with sour cream, diced tomatoes, sliced olives, and green onions. So delicious!

Ingredients needed to make these Taco Bell Mexican Pizza:

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 packet taco seasoning- Use “Hot” if you want it spicy.
  • 1 can refried beans
  • Flour tortillas- small are best but you can use medium.
  • Shredded Mexican Cheese
  • Red Enchilada Sauce- gets spread on the top tortilla like a pizza sauce.
  • Vegetable oil- Canola oil can be used instead.

Mexican Pizza on a plate with cilantro in background.

 

How To Make These Mexican Pizzas:

  1. Cook the ground beef and add the taco seasoning and a little water. Simmer until thickened.
  2. Warm the refried beans in the microwave.
  3. Briefly fry each tortilla in a little oil.
  4. Lay half the tortillas on a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil or parchment paper.
  5. Spread the tortillas with refried beans and then place about 1/3 cup of ground beef mixture on each one.
  6. Sprinkle with a little cheese.
  7. Top with remaining tortillas and spread enchilada sauce on each one.
  8. Sprinkle with the remaining cheese and bake for 8 to 10 minutes.
  9. Add toppings and serve.

Toppings to Serve with This Recipe:

The more toppings the better. Sour cream, guacamole, salsa, diced tomatoes, olives, cilantro, diced red onion, pickled jalapenos, and diced avocado are all great choices. I sometimes like to serve these pizzas on a bed of shredded iceberg lettuce. To add some heat, serve with Cholulu Hot Sauce.

Overhead of Taco Bell Mexican Pizza on white plate.

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Pizza on a plate topped with sour cream, olives, and cilantro.

Taco Bell Mexican Pizza

Taco Bell Mexican Pizza- two crispy tortillas sandwich a seasoned ground beef filling with a bunch of melty cheese on top.
PREP: 15 mins
COOK: 10 mins
SERVINGS: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 packet taco seasoning
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 (15-ounce) can refried beans
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 8 small flour tortillas
  • 2 cups shredded Mexican cheese
  • 1/2 cup red enchilada sauce
  • sour cream, diced tomatoes, sliced olives, green onion, chopped cilantro for serving

Instructions

  • Brown and crumble the ground beef in a nonstick skillet. Drain off grease.
    Add taco seasoning and water and simmer until most of the water evaporates.
    Remove from heat.
  • Place refried beans in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave for 45 seconds to warm. Stir well.
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees and line a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil or parchment paper for easy clean-up.
  • Heat half the vegetable oil in a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Fry each tortilla for about 30 seconds per side or until starting to turn golden. Add more oil to pan as needed.
  • Arrange half the tortillas on the prepared baking sheet. Spread each of the four with about 1/4 to 1/3 cup of refried beans.
  • Scatter about 1/3 cup of ground beef mixture over the beans.
  • Sprinkle a little cheese on top of each and place the remaining tortillas on top.
  • Spread about 2 tablespoons of enchilada sauce on top of each tortilla.
  • Sprinkle the remaining cheese on top of the tortillas.
  • Bake for 8 to 10 minutes to melt the cheese.
  • Top with sour cream, diced tomato, olives, green onion, and cilantro.

Nutrition

Calories: 678kcal
Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: Tex-Mex
Keyword: copycat, ground beef

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2 thoughts on “Taco Bell Mexican Pizza”

  1. You’re basically there, but when I worked at taco bell 30 years ago, the pizza sauce was nothing like enchilada sauce – it was sweeter than that. That being said, I don’t have an alternate to point you to, because it was unlike any other sauce I’ve ever tasted. To be honest, it was pretty terrible on its own, so I can’t imagine anything comparable being commercially available. Maybe a cheap, chunky salsa, watered down just a bit, maybe with some simple syrup. Like I said, it was sweet. But somehow it worked in the Mexican pizza.

    Oh, and the cheese blend was different for that, too. It had lots more white cheese in it. I assumed it was mozzarella, but not sure.

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