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Mexican Pizza Recipe

By Emma :

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Mexican Pizza Recipe

Oh, how grateful I am to share another fantastic recipe with you today! Mexican Pizza—just the name alone sends delightful tingles of excitement through my taste buds. I promised you versatile, and here’s proof! This dish combines the heartwarming comfort of pizza with the bold, vibrant flavors of Mexico. It’s a culinary cross-cultural exchange that’s not only easy to make but also incredibly satisfying.

Ingredients

For the Tortillas

  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 16 corn tortillas (6-inch)

For the Mexican Pizzas

  • 2 cups warmed refried beans (16-ounce can)
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon taco seasoning
  • 2 cups enchilada sauce (or substitute with taco sauce)
  • 8 ounces shredded cheddar cheese
  • Toppings: Diced tomato, sliced black olives, chopped green onions, hot sauce
  • Salt to taste

How to Make Mexican Pizza

  1. Prepare the Tortillas: In a large skillet, heat the vegetable oil over medium heat. Fry each tortilla until golden and slightly crispy. Drain on paper towels to remove excess oil.
  2. Cook the Meat: In the same skillet, add a teaspoon of oil and the ground beef. Cook until browned. Drain any excess grease and then stir in the taco seasoning.
  3. Assemble the Pizzas: Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C). On a baking sheet, lay out eight tortillas. Spread each with a layer of refried beans, followed by a layer of seasoned ground beef. Place another tortilla on top of each base.
  4. Add Sauces and Cheese: Spoon enchilada or taco sauce over the top tortillas. Sprinkle generously with shredded cheese.
  5. Bake: Place in the oven and bake for 10 minutes or until the cheese is bubbly and golden.
  6. Add Toppings: Remove from the oven and immediately top with diced tomatoes, black olives, green onions, and drizzles of hot sauce.

Helpful Tips

  • Crispier Tortillas: For an extra crunch, consider baking the bottom tortillas in the oven for a few minutes before assembling.
  • Cheese Varieties: Mix different types of cheese like mozzarella or pepper jack for a varied flavor profile.

Substitutions/Variations

  • Vegetarian Option: Swap the ground beef for a mix of black beans and corn, or use a meat substitute like crumbled tofu seasoned with taco spices.
  • Gluten-Free: Ensure that the enchilada sauce and taco seasoning are gluten-free if catering to dietary restrictions.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Can I make these ahead of time?
    • Absolutely! Assemble the pizzas without baking, cover, and refrigerate. Bake just before serving.
  2. What’s the best way to serve Mexican Pizza?
    • These pizzas are best served hot, straight from the oven. Add a side of guacamole and sour cream for a full meal.

Storage Instructions

Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat in the oven or microwave until warm.

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Thank you for joining me in the kitchen today for this delightful recipe adventure. I hope your Mexican Pizza turns out as joyously delicious as the fun had making it! Remember, the kitchen is not just a place to cook but a place to create memories. Dive in, get creative, and above all, enjoy every bite!

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Mexican Pizza

Mexican Pizza Recipe


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  • Author: Emma
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x

Description

Experience the joy of blending cultures with our Mexican Pizza Recipe! This delightful dish merges the comfort of pizza with the bold flavors of Mexican cuisine, creating a mouthwatering feast that’s perfect for any day of the week. From the crispy tortillas to the savory toppings, every bite is a celebration!


Ingredients

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1/4 cup vegetable oil

16 corn tortillas (6-inch)

2 cups refried beans, warmed

1 teaspoon vegetable oil

1 pound ground beef

1 tablespoon taco seasoning

2 cups enchilada sauce (or taco sauce)

8 ounces cheddar cheese, shredded

Toppings: diced tomatoes, sliced black olives, chopped green onions, hot sauce

Salt to taste


Instructions

Heat vegetable oil in a skillet and fry the tortillas until golden; drain on paper towels.

In the same skillet, cook ground beef with taco seasoning until browned; drain excess grease.

Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C). Layer eight tortillas on a baking sheet, spread refried beans and ground beef on each, then cover with another tortilla.

Top with enchilada sauce and shredded cheese, then bake for 10 minutes or until cheese is bubbly.

Garnish with tomatoes, olives, green onions, and hot sauce.

Notes

For extra crispiness, pre-bake the bottom tortillas before assembling. Mix and match cheeses for a varied flavor.

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 pizza
  • Calories: Estimated 450
  • Sugar: 2g
  • Sodium: 800mg
  • Fat: 25g
  • Saturated Fat: 10g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 10g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 35g
  • Fiber: 5g
  • Protein: 20g
  • Cholesterol: 50mg

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