Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Mexican Pizza

Anybody else love mexican pizza's from Taco Bell?  I rarely eat Taco Bell these days, but their mexican pizzas were pretty much a staple for me back in junior high/high school days.  When I saw this recipe on Pinterest, I knew I had to try it.  Kevin, being the pizza Nazi he is, was less than thrilled when I told him what we were eating for dinner....but, he actually loved it and said he would like it again.  It came pretty darn close to Taco Bell's version....this recipe is a vegetarian version with just beans, no it's a little healthier in my opinion!

You will need:
-whole wheat tortillas (2 pieces for each pizza, depending on how many you want to make)
-canola oil, small amount to glaze each side of tortillas
-1 can refried beans, I used non-fat Rosarita brand
-1/4 cup water
-1/2 small onion, diced
-1 tsp paprika
-1tsp taco seasoning, I used mild kroger brand
-1 bunch of green onions, chopped
-1/2 of an jalepeno, deseeded, and finely chopped
-1 tomato, chopped
-salsa, enough to spread over the top of the pizzas, I used a jar of On the Border salsa
-shredded mexican cheese blend, enough to cover top of pizzas
-Sour cream and guacamole to top if desired

*Preheat oven to 400 and line a large baking sheet with foil
*Lightly glaze/brush both sides of tortillas with canola oil
*Place as many tortillas as you can fit (I fit 4) on baking sheet and bake for 5 minutes on each side (keep an eye on the tortillas while baking, I had one puff up a lot...if they do just prick them with a fork)
*While the tortillas are baking, put the can of beans into a small sauce pan and add 1/4 cup water
*To the beans add diced onion, paprika, and taco seasoning.  Stir well and heat through on low heat.
*Now chop your veggies, get the jalepeno, tomato, and green onion ready to top the pizzas
*When tortillas are finished crisping in the oven, spread a few dollops of beans over one tortilla (the tortilla that will be the bottom half of the pizza)
*Top the beans with a little bit of salsa and spread it around
*Place the 2nd tortilla on top, and spread more salsa on top of it
*Top with green onions, jalepeno, and chopped tomato
*Top with shredded cheese
*Place pizzas back onto foiled lined baking sheet and bake at 400 for 10-12 minutes
*Cut into triangles with a pizza cutter and serve with sour cream and guacamole

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