Confession: I’ve never had a Taco Bell Mexican Pizza. Now that I make this fresh version at home, I’ll never need to.
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.
adapted from here
(recipe makes 4 pizzas; quantities 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.
What fast food favorite do you make at home?
Tina Marie says
This looks wonderful. We make their version of a taco salad and baked corn chips.
Looks yummy! I love homemade versions of restaurant foods!
Me too! Especially because the homemade version is often better!
I think my kids might eat this (if I let each of them modify their own). They are so picky (yes, I’ve blogged about their pickiness). I’m going to pin this for later. Thanks for the idea!
Thank you! I think involving kids in the prep definitely increases the chances of them eating the food. Let me know what you- and they- think!
Now I want to either make that right now or go get it on my lunch break from Taco Bell…but I am on a diet….
If you go easy on the cheese, the homemade version wouldn’t be too bad! You could even modify it and use only one tortilla.
Rebekah // Charming Imperfections says
Ooh looks yummy! Maybe I’ll add it to my menu.
Thank you! I think you’d enjoy it!
This looks so good! It probably doesn’t help that it’s lunch time so Im getting super hungry haha. I love anything with refried beans and cheese. I think I’ll make something pretty similar to this for lunch ( we don’t have all the ingredients at the house right now).
Thank you! I’m a sucker for cheese and refried beans in just about any form, too. Let me know how it goes!
Sarah C says
I used to love those things! I haven’t had one in at least 10 years…will have to try this 🙂
I hope you love it!
LOVE mexican pizzas! Definitely gonna make this.
Awesome! Let me know what you think!
Jennie @ The Diary of a Real Housewife says
Yumm! This looks so good!
Justine Y says
I make this kind of thing for lunch all the time, one of my go-to’s! Yum, yum, yum! In fact, I think I’ll go make one right now! 🙂
that looks so yummy! Nice change from a regular taco and combines two favs pizza and tacos! Whooo
Thank you! Yup, you can’t go wrong combining those two foods!
I have been craving taco bell recently so this is a lifesaver! Can’t wait to try this recipe!
I’m sure you’ll love it! Let me know how it goes.
Amanda Marie says
Great idea! I love making copy cat recipes! They are great because you can substitute items and make them healthier and probably better tasting homemade! I love taco’s and taco pizza so I will be trying this recipe out very soon! Thanks for sharing!
You’re welcome! Let me know what you think!
Andréa Christine says
I totally love this idea and it doesn’t seem that difficult at all!
It’s so easy! I love to make tacos for dinner and then make these pizzas a few nights later. Such a quick meal!