Copycat Taco Bell Mexican Pizza

16Jul08

My sister and I were super hungry and trying to figure out what to make for dinner…. somehow I found this recipe on recipezaar and decided to try it out…. and we were not disappointed! I don’t usually eat mexican pizzas at taco bell, but my sister does and said these were BETTER then the real thing! My husband liked them as well, and he is not a huge mexican fan. Enjoy!!!

Ingredients:

·• 1/2 lb ground beef (I used one pound)
• 1/2 teaspoon salt
• 1/4 teaspoon diced minced onion
• 1/4 teaspoon paprika
• 1 1/2 teaspoons chili powder
• 2 tablespoons water
• 8 flour tortillas (6 “inch”)
• 1 cup cooking oil
• 1 (16 ounce) can refried beans
• 1/3 cup diced tomato (didn’t have)
• 2/3 cup mild picante sauce
• 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
• 1 cup shredded monterey jack cheese
(I used Mexican blend cheese)
• 1/4 cup chopped green onion (optional)
• 1/4 cup sliced black olive (optional)

Directions:

1.  Cook the ground beef over medium heat until brown, then drain.

2.  Return meat to pan and add the salt, onions, paprika, chili powder and water.

3.  Let mixture simmer over medium heat for 10 minutes, stirring often.

4.  Heat oil in frying pan over medium-high heat.

5.  When oil is hot, fry each tortilla for about 30-45 seconds per side and drain on paper towels.

6.  Be sure to pop any bubbles that form when frying so that the tortilla lays flat in the oil.

7.  Tortillas should become golden brown.

8.  Heat refried beans. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

9.  Stack each pizza by first spreading 1/3 C beans on one tortilla.

10.  Next add 1/3 C meat, then another tortilla.

11.  Top the second tortilla with 2 T of salsa.

12.  Divide the tomato, cheese, onions and olives evenly and top in that order.

13.  Bake for 8-12 minutes

 

 

 


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