Confession: I’ve never had a Taco Bell Mexican Pizza. I have, however, made this copycat recipe at least once a week since I discovered it a few months ago. It’s that good.
The recipe calls for refried beans- I make mine using this recipe– and taco meat, but I often make mine with just beans and my husband’s with meat only.
Just as with regular tacos, this recipe can be adapted to fit the preferences or dietary needs of just about anybody; in fact, it practically begs for it.
Sidenote: there’s no way around it; these do not photograph well after they’re cooked.
adapted from here
(recipe makes 4 pizzas; adjust it as needed)
8 6-inch tortillas
1 – 1 1/2 cups (1 can) refried beans (you may want more if you’re omitting the meat)
1/2 pound taco meat (prepare your ground beef or turkey as you normally do for tacos)
1/2 cup taco sauce (salsa works, too)
1 cup shredded cheese
cooking spray or 4 tablespoons of vegetable oil
Additional optional toppings:
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Brown your tortillas on both sides in a saucepan, either in hot oil or by spraying both sides with cooking spray. Spray a cookie sheet lined with foil.
On the foil, layer beans and meat on top of a browned tortilla. Cover with a second tortilla and spread that one with taco sauce and sprinkle with cheese. Repeat until you’ve built four pizzas.
Bake for 8 to 12 minutes.
I want to know: what fast food indulgence would you love to be able to recreate at home?