This copycat Taco Bell Mexican pizza recipe is so fun and easy to make with no drive-through required!
Seasoned ground beef and refried beans are baked between two tortillas and topped with enchilada sauce and lots of melty cheese!
Fans of Taco Bell’s famous Mexican pizza will love this copycat recipe!
Easy Mexican Pizza Recipe!
- This Mexican pizza recipe is a quick, budget-friendly option to make them at home without waiting in long drive-through lines!
- The recipe is so simple, even the kids can help!
- Control the ingredients and use ones that are fresh, or use up what you have on hand!
- Mexican pizzas are perfect as an after-school snack, dinner party, or appetizer on game night! Cut them into halves or quarters and dip them into homemade salsa or guacamole!
Ingredients and Variations
Keep this fun and easy recipe on rotation for every Mexican meal!
Tortillas – Flour tortillas work best in this recipe, but corn tortillas will also work, choose them on the smaller side (4” to 6”) so they are easier to handle.
Meat – Switch out the ground beef for ground turkey or chicken, or even try leftover shredded chicken. For a meatless Mexican pizza, omit the meat and use white or Mexican rice instead!
Beans – Refried beans are the ‘glue’ that holds everything together! Sneak in some healthy veggies with some shredded zucchini, chopped kale, or even a scoop of pureed sweet potatoes!
Toppings – Besides diced tomatoes, olives, and green onions, go for some spicy green chiles, jalapenos, or some shredded lettuce and a few dashes of Tabasco sauce!
Variations – Make ‘em for breakfast and sub the refried beans for scrambled eggs and the ground beef for cooked hashbrowns!
How to Make Easy Mexican Pizza
- Prepare tortillas as directed in the recipe below.
- Heat refried beans and spread on each tortilla and top with the cooked ground beef.
- Top with another tortilla and add enchilada sauce and cheese.
- Broil until the cheese is golden and bubbly and garnish with tomatoes, olives, green onions, or other toppings, as desired.
Serving and Storing Ideas
Keep leftover copycat Taco Bell Mexican pizzas in a covered container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. For best results, reheat them in the microwave and then place them under the broiler to make the crusts crispy again, or use the air fryer.
Copycat Taco Bell Mexican Pizza
- 8 flour tortillas 6-inch
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil more if needed
- ½ cup enchilada sauce
- 2 cups Mexican cheese blend shredded
- 16 ounces refried beans
- ½ pound ground beef cooked and seasoned with taco seasoning mix
- ½ cup black olives sliced
- ½ cup tomatoes diced
- 1 green onion diced
- Heat oil in a nonstick skillet over medium heat. Pan-fry tortillas one by one until golden and crisp on each side, adding additional oil to the pan if needed. Set tortillas on a paper towel to drain excess oil.
- Place refried beans in a bowl and microwave until hot.
- Set broiler to high heat. Line a baking sheet with foil and place 4 tortillas on the sheet.
- Spread ½ cup of refried beans on each tortilla, then divide the ground beef between the 4 tortillas. Top each with another tortilla, and spread 2 tablespoons of enchilada sauce over each. Top each with ½ cup cheese.
- Broil 4-6 inches from the heat for 2-3 minutes, or until the cheese is golden and bubbly. Top with tomatoes, black olives, and green onions.
- Let rest for 3 minutes before cutting into quarters.
- Create a zesty sauce with equal parts sour cream and your favorite salsa. Add a squeeze of lime juice and a pinch of salt to enhance the flavors. Drizzle the sauce generously over the assembled pizza before adding the top tortilla layer, or after it is cooked.
- Refrigerate leftovers in a covered container for up to 3 days.
- Reheat pizzas in the microwave and then place under broiler for 1 minute to crisp up. Or alternately use an air fryer to reheat.
Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.
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