Mexican Pizzas

Copycat Taco Bell Mexican Pizzas

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.

Copycat Mexican Pizzas

Mexican Pizzas
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:
-diced tomato
-shredded lettuce
-sour cream
-diced avocado

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.

Copycat Taco Bell Mexican Pizzas

I want to know: what fast food indulgence would you love to be able to recreate at home?




About Abby

I'm a wife, a mom of two, and a high school teacher who loves to read, bake, cook, and be with my family.
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8 Responses to Mexican Pizzas

  1. I do eat Taco Bell Mexican pizza and I can’t wait to make my own

  2. Shirl says:

    Reblogged this on Happenings at my Little Farmhouse and commented:
    If you love Mexican Pizza from Taco Bell then give this a try

  3. I love Mexican pizza 🙂 I will be totally happy to taste test this in my own kitchen! If you have room for one more party, we would love to see you at our Snickerdoodle Sunday – going on now so stop over!

  4. Noreen says:

    I love Taco Bell’s Mexican pizza – thanks for your recipe!

  5. I’ve wanted to try to make Mexican Pizza at home. I will have to try this for sure. Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to leave a comment. Drop by anytime! I hope to have more photo tips and other posts that may help you soon. I look forward to stopping by again. Theresa @DearCreatives

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