Great Pizza Recipes – Classic Mexican Pizza With Tortilla and Beans
Mexican pizzas are corn tortillas, topped with beans, beef and all the delicious taco toppings you can imagine. They can be served as an appetizer or main dish.
Here is a great Mexican pizza recipe:
1/2 lb. ground beef
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon dried minced onion
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1 & 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
2 tablespoons water
8 small flour tortillas
1 cup Crisco shortening or cooking oil
1 (16 oz.) Can refried beans
1/3 cup diced tomato
2/3 cup mild salsa
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/4 cup chopped green onions
1/4 cup sliced black olives
Start with cooking the ground beef over medium heat until brown, then drain off the excess fat from the pan. Add salt, onions, paprika, chili powder and water, and let simmer over medium heat for about 10 minutes. Stir often to avoid burning.
Heat the oil or Crisco shortening in a frying pan over medium – high heat. If the oil begins to smoke, it is too hot. When the oil is hot, fry each tortilla for about 30-45 seconds per side and set aside on paper towels.
TIP: You can also bake the tortillas in the oven at 375, for 12 minutes instead of deep frying.
When frying tortillas, be sure to pop any bubbles that form so that the tortillas lays flat in the oil, and become golden brown. Heat up the refracted beans in a small pan over the stove or in the microwave.
Preheat the oven to 400F.
When meat and tortillas are done, stack each pizza by first spreading about 1/3 cup refrained beans on the face of one tortilla. Next spread 1/4 to 1/3 cup of meat, then add another tortilla.
Coat pizzas with two tablespoons of salsa on each, then split up the tomatoes and stack them on top. Next, divide the cheese, onions and olives. Place pizzas in hot oven for 8-12 minutes or until cheese on the top is melted.
If you want more Taco Bell like Mexican Pizzas, you can spread the beans on the tortilla, top that with meat, then add another tortilla and cover with cheese and bake for 10 minutes. Then top with sour cream, salsa, and jalapeno peppers.