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Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Taco Bell's Mexican Pizza

I love Mexican Pizza from Taco Bell.  I have several Copy Kat recipes and the one I made was a combination of several of them- Todd Wilbur and also plus my own variations.  Since we just have two of us eating- I added the leftover enchilada sauce to the meat mixture to freeze and then will use salsa on the top tortilla for the next meal.  This is a great less-than-30 minutes meal!  And yum!

Mexican Pizza from Taco Bell
  1. 1 pound lean ground beef
  2. 1 (1 ounce) packet taco seasoning (I used Taco Bell!)
  3. 1/2 cup water
  4. 6 medium-size flour tortillas ( Mine were 9" which fed easily two per pizza)
  5. 1 (16 ounce) can refried beans
  6. 1 (8 ounce) can red enchilada sauce
  7. 1 1/2-2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  8. 1 1/2-2 cups  shredded pepper-jack cheese
  9. 1 tomato, diced
  10. 1 green onion, diced
  11. 1 small can sliced olives (opt.)
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Spray each side of the tortilla with cooking spray.  Place on parchment on cookie sheet.  Place 3 tortillas on each baking sheet. Place in the oven and bake for 5 minutes, carefully turn tortillas and  bake another 5 minutes to crisp on the other side, punching any bubbles. You want tortillas a slight golden color and crispy. Remove from oven and set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, cook the ground beef in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Drain grease. Add taco seasoning and water. Bring mixture to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low. Stir and simmer for a few minutes.   Remove from heat.
  3. I had plenty of enchilada sauce so I added some liquid from the hamburger mixture and mixed with the bean In a microwave-safe bowl, then heat the refried beans until warmed through. Spread a thin layer of beans on one tortilla. Top with 1/3 of the meat mixture. Place another tortilla on top of the meat. Spread 3 Tablespoons of enchilada sauce (or use salsa of choice) on top of the top tortilla. Sprinkle with some cheddar cheese and pepper-jack cheese. Add a few dices of tomato, green onion and olives.
  4. Repeat process with the remaining tortillas. You will have 3 Mexican pizzas total.
  5. Place pizzas on the baking sheet and bake for 6-10 minutes, or until cheese is melted and bubbly. Remove from oven and let stand 5 minutes before slicing and serving.
Note:  I seem to recall that years ago, Taco Bell also had a thin layer of sour cream on top of the beans.  I meant to do that this time but forgot- because I was soooo hungry!  Next time for sure!

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