Mexican Pizzas are delicious corn tortillas topped with beans, beef and every delicious taco toppings you can think of! Think of it as an open-faced taco. The best thing about open-faced tacos? You get twice the toppings! These can be cut into wedges and served as an appetizer or left whole and served as the main dish.
How To Make Mexican Pizza
- 1 16-oz. can refried beans
- 1 lb ground beef
- 1 1.25-oz. pkg. taco seasoning mix
- 1 tbsp vegetable oil
- 4 6-inch corn tortillas
- 8 oz. shredded Cheddar cheese
- 8 tbsp sour cream
- 2 roma (plum) tomatoes chopped
- 2 green onion chopped
- 1 4-oz. can diced green chilies drained
- 1/2 avocado diced
- 1 tbsp black olives sliced
- Heat the refried beans.
- In a large skillet, brown the ground beef. Stir in the seasoning packet.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place a small amount of vegetable oil in a large skillet. Let the oil heat, then place one corn tortilla in the skillet.
- After 15 seconds, flip the tortilla over and let it fry another 15 seconds. Repeat this process with the remaining tortillas, letting them drain on paper towels once they have been heated.
- When the tortillas have drained, arrange them on a cookie sheet. Spread a thin layer of beans on the tortillas, followed by a layer of beef, and cheese.
- Bake the tortillas in the preheated oven for 20-30 minutes. Slice the tortillas into wedges and arrange them on plates or a serving platter and garnish them with the sour cream, tomatoes, green onions, chilies, avocado, and olives.
Commonly Asked Questions
What can I use instead of sour cream?
If you’re looking to make this recipe a little healthier, swap your sour cream for the same amount of plain, Greek yogurt. It lends just the right amount of tangy and creamy to offset the heavy spices found in Mexican dishes. Plus, it is lower in calories, giving you an excuse to go back for seconds!
Can I make my own taco seasoning?
Absolutely, in fact we prefer it as you get to control the level of spice! The spices you would find in a typical pack of taco seasoning are: chilli powder, smoked paprika, cumin, cayenne pepper, oregano, salt and pepper. Don’t worry if you’ve made too much, you can always store this for the next time a recipe calls for taco seasoning!