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Mexican Pizza

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Pizza is obviously an Italian dish (even that is arguable as some think it actually originated in the U.S.) but I get a lot of requests for Mexican Pizza which was made popular by a U.S. fast-food chain. So without further ado, here is the American-Mexican style "pizza."

This recipe is for a single serving, so adjust as needed.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 medium flour tortillas
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 1/4 cup refried beans
  • 1/4 cup cheddar
  • 1/4 cup ground beef or chicken, seasoned with Mexican spices (see below,) and cooked
  • 1 tablespoon green onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons taco sauce
  • 1/8 cup tomatoes, seeded and diced
  • dollop of sour cream

Preparation:

Heat oil in a small frying pan. Fry tortillas one at a time until golden and crispy and then drain on paper towels.

Warm the beans and meat together in a pan over low heat or in the microwave. If you are using canned beans, you may want to thin them out with a spoonful or two of water. Carefully spread 1/2 of the meat/beans on one of the tortillas. Top the mixture with the other tortilla.

Spread the taco sauce on the top of the filled tortillas. Add the cheddar to the top and heat under a broiler until cheese is melted.

Sprinkle onions and tomatoes on the top of the melted cheese and serve with a dollop of sour cream.

*Seasoned beef or chicken- This recipe is perfect for leftover taco meat. But if you're making it from scratch, add 1/4 tsp of cumin 1/4 tsp of oregano, 1/4 tsp of chile powder and a pinch of salt to the meat while you're cooking it.

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 4 out of 5
Mexican Pizza, Member lizdcook

There's a great mexican restaurant (actually 2) in Huntington Beach, CA, called Mario's. They have been making a mexican pizza for at least 35 years, maybe more! Your recipe is tasty, but I added guacamole also. Yum.

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