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Overhead shot of Taco Bell Mexican pizza recipe topped with diced tomatoes and cilantro, surrounded by a glass of beer and lime wedges

Taco Bell Mexican Pizza

Late night cravings for Taco Bell's Mexican Pizza are no more with this delicious copycat version.

Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine Mexican, TexMex
Keyword copycat, enchilada sauce, ground beef
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 401 kcal
Author Cheryl Malik

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 packet taco seasoning about 1-2 tablespoons
  • 1/3 cup water
  • spray oil
  • 8 flour tortillas 6”, taco size
  • 1 (16-ounce) can refried beans
  • 1 cup red enchilada sauce
  • 1/3 cup red salsa
  • 1 (8-ounce) bag shredded Mexican cheese blend
  • 1 tomato diced

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350º F. Spray tortillas with spray oil on both sides. Sprinkle with salt, prick with a fork, and place on baking sheet. Bake 10 minutes, then flip over. Bake until golden brown, about 3-5 more minutes. Remove from oven. Set aside to cool.

    Two baked flour tortillas on top of a baking sheet
  2. Increase heat to 400° F.

  3. Stir together enchilada sauce and salsa. Set aside.

  4. In a large skillet, brown and and crumble the ground beef. Sprinkle taco seasoning over, then add water and stir. Bring to a boil then reduce heat. Simmer until thickened.

    Ground beef being cooked in a skillet
  5. Meanwhile, heat up the refried beans in a microwave-safe bowl. (This will make it easier to spread the beans onto the tortilla shells.) Slather a generous layer of refried beans on each tortilla, then top with seasoned ground beef.

    Ground beef and refried beans spread on a baking tortilla
  6. Place another tortilla on top. Slather about two tablespoons of enchilada sauce mixture on top, then sprinkle some shredded cheese on top of the sauce. Repeat with the rest of the tortillas.

    Shredded cheese on top of a Mexican pizza that has not been cooked yet
  7. Place the pizzas on a large nonstick baking sheet and bake for about 8-10 minutes until cheese is melted. Serve with your favorite toppings.

    A cooked Taco Bell Mexican pizza with melted cheese sitting on top of a baking sheet

Recipe Notes

  • Vegetarian: Leave out the beef
  • Topping suggestions: Sour cream, sliced jalapeños, guacamole, or Taco Bell style with some diced tomatoes

Wine pairings
I recommend buying wine from Scout and Cellar, especially for lower carb or sugar and the health conscious. There’s no added sugar to these wines, and they’re all much lower in carbs, calories, and sugar. For me, there’s no headache or fogginess the next day!
Wine with Taco Bell, you say? Trust me. A crisp, acidic wine with your Mexican pizza makes it a real adult meal. Try:
- Sauvignon Blanc, like 2019 Gallivant Sauvignon Blanc from Lake County, California
- Pinot Grigio, like 2019 Che Fico Pinot Grigio from DOC delle Venezie, Italy
- Pinot Noir, like 2018 Middle Jane Pinot Noir from Willamette Valley, Oregon

Nutrition Facts
Taco Bell Mexican Pizza
Amount Per Serving
Calories 401 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 37mg12%
Sodium 2131mg93%
Potassium 408mg12%
Carbohydrates 53g18%
Fiber 9g38%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 23g46%
Vitamin A 1265IU25%
Vitamin C 8mg10%
Calcium 117mg12%
Iron 5mg28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.