Thursday, September 23, 2010

Taco Bell Mexican Pizza Copycat

Picture Updated 12/13/2013 

What you need:
  • 1/2 lb. ground beef
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. minced onions (I did more - love me some onions!)
  • 1/4 tsp. paprika
  • 1 1/2 tsp. chili powder (original recipe person recommends Spanish)
  • 2 tbsp. water
  • 8 flour tortillas (6 inch)
  • 1 cup cooking oil
  • 1 can refried beans
  • 1/2 cup tomatoes, diced
  • 3/4 cup picante sauce, mild (I used Tostino's medium chunky salsa)
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 cup Monterey Jack cheese, shredded (I used 2 cups Mexican cheese)
  • 1/4 cup green onions, chopped (omitted)
  • 1/4 cup black olives, sliced (omitted)
Cook the ground beef over medium high heat until brown, then drain.
Add salt, onions, paprika, chili powder and water. Let mixture simmer over medium heat for 10 minutes, stirring often. (obviously mine isn't stirred yet)
Heat refried beans.
Heat oil in frying pan over medium high heat.
When oil is hot, fry each tortilla for about 30 to 45 seconds per side. Be sure to pop any bubbles that form.
Drain on paper towels. Preheat oven to 400.
To build: On a cookie sheet, lay a tortilla down. Add 1/3 cup beans and spread.
Then add meat.
Add another tortilla.
Then layer picante sauce, tomato, cheese onion and olives in that order.
Bake for 8 to 10 minutes.
You can cut it into slices with a pizza cutter and also put lettuce on top :)
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