Taco Bell style mexican pizza.. made a little healthier! Yes, even as a dietitian, I do have fast food cravings and a Taco Bell mexican pizza is one of them! Try this homemade version for a healthier alternative.
1 pound lean ground beef or turkey
1 packet taco seasoning (I use Penzeys taco seasoning)
1/2 cup water
6 medium size flour tortillas
1 (16 oz) can refried beans
1 (16 oz) can red enchilada sauce
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese and pepper-jack cheese
1 tomato, diced
1 green onion, diced
1 small can sliced olives, optional
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Take 2 baking sheets and spray them with non-stick spray. Place 3 tortillas on each baking sheet. Place in the oven and bake until crisp on both sides – flip halfway through cooking, about 5 minutes each side. You want tortillas to be a slight golden color and crispy. Remove from oven and set aside.
2. Meanwhile, cook the ground beef in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Drain grease. Add taco seasoning and water. Bring mixture to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low. Stir and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from heat.
3. In a microwave-safe bowl, heat the refried beans until warmed through. Spread a thin layer of beans on one tortilla. Top with 1/3 of the meat mixture. Place another tortilla on top of the meat. Spread 3 Tablespoons of enchilada sauce on top of the top tortilla. Sprinkle with some cheddar cheese and pepper-jack cheese.
4. Place pizzas on the baking sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes, or until cheese is melted and bubbly. Remove from oven and let stand 5 minutes. Top with tomatoes, green onions, and olives as desired. Serve.
Yield: 3 Mexican Pizzas
Adapted from life-in-the-lofthouse.com