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mexican pizza taco bell copycat on a plate with sour cream on the side

Mexican Pizza (Taco Bell Copycat)

A Taco Bell Copycat made with fresh ingredients and takes less than 30 minutes to make!
5 from 21 votes
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Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 pizzas
Author: EmilyFabulous

Equipment

  • skillet for cooking and/or heating the beef
  • 2 baking sheets
  • tin foil
  • pizza cutter or knife

Ingredients

  • 1 can refried pinto beans
  • 3-4 tablespoon milk (optional)
  • 8 flour tortillas
  • 3-4 tablespoon butter (or you can use non-stick spray)
  • 2 cups cooked ground beef with taco seasoning (follow directions on seasoning packet)
  • 3-4 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 can enchilada sauce
  • 1 can sliced olives
  • 1-2 small tomatoes, diced
  • 3-4 stalks green onions, chopped
  • sour cream (optional)

Instructions

Crisping the Tortillas

  • Preheat the oven to 375°F and prepare baking sheets with tin foil. There are two ways to crisp the tortillas. One is in a skillet with butter, flipping to ensure both sides are brown and crispy. The other is in the oven at 375°F for 3-4 minutes on each side. The skillet method takes more time but the butter makes the tortilla nice and crisp. The oven method is easy but the tortilla can bubble up, and the tortillas burn easily so you have to keep an eye on them.
    flour tortillas that have been baked in the oven

Warm the Refried Beans

  • Place the beans in a small saucepan. Add the milk warm over low heat, stirring occasionally. The milk is optional but helps smooth out the beans and makes them easier to spread on the tortillas.
    refried beans in a pan
  • Cook the ground beef in a skillet so that it is fully cooked. Drain the grease and add the taco seasoning according to the packet. If your meat is already cooked, microwave it or reheat it in a pan.
    ground beef with taco seasoning in a pan

Pizza Assembly and Cooking

  • Take one crispy flour tortilla and spread a layer of beans all over leaving about ½" around the edges. Add ⅓ of the meat on top of the beans.
    flour tortillas with refried beans and ground beef on top
  • Place another crispy flour tortilla on top of the first layer. Spoon out a thin layer of the enchilada sauce on top of the second tortilla. Sprinkle a layer of cheese and olives on top of the enchilada sauce. Repeat the assembly for the remaining 3 pizzas. Once the pizzas are ready to go, place them in the oven for 8-10 minutes until all the cheese has melted.
    mexican pizza before cooking with cheese on top
  • Remove the pizzas from the oven and sprinkle the top with green onions and tomatoes. Cut into pieces with a pizza cutter or knife and serve with a side of sour cream. Enjoy!
    mexican pizza taco bell copycat on a plate with sour cream on the side

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