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Taco Bell Mexican Pizza

Miss Taco Bell Mexican pizza? This copycat tastes just like the fast-food fave, with layers of crunchy tortilla, beans, seasoned beef, tangy sauce, and plenty of cheese. A dead ringer for the Taco Bell retiree, this recipe is also naturally healthier and easy to make vegetarian, too.
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 Mexican pizzas
Calories 401kcal

Ingredients

  • ½ pound ground beef
  • ½ packet taco seasoning about 1-2 tablespoons
  • cup water
  • spray oil
  • 8 flour tortillas 6”, taco size
  • 1 16-ounce can refried beans
  • 1 cup red enchilada sauce
  • cup red salsa
  • 1 8-ounce bag shredded Mexican cheese blend
  • 1 tomato diced

Instructions

  • 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
  • Increase heat to 400° F.
  • Stir together enchilada sauce and salsa. Set aside.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

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Notes

  • Vegetarian: Leave out the beef
  • Topping suggestions: Sour cream, sliced jalapeños, guacamole, or Taco Bell style with some diced tomatoes
 
Recipe yields 4 pizzas. Nutritional values shown are general guidelines, and reflect information for one pizza. Macros may vary slightly depending on specific types and brands of ingredients used.

Nutrition

Serving: 1Mexican pizza | Calories: 401kcal | Carbohydrates: 53g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 37mg | Sodium: 2131mg | Potassium: 408mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 1265IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 117mg | Iron: 5mg | Net Carbs: 44g