With seasoned beef and refried beans sandwiched between crispy tortillas, topped with cheese, spicy tomato sauce, tomatoes and green onions, this Mexican Pizza is always a hit.
Were you as sad as I was in 2020 when Taco Bell decided to remove the Mexican Pizza from their menu?? Like seriously guys, as if the year wasn’t lame enough Taco Bell had to get rid of their Mexican Pizza, WHY?!
But have no fear! I’ve got a solution to our discontinued menu item woes.
I have loved the Taco Bell Mexican Pizza since I was a kid and even craved it when pregnant with my first kiddo. It’s this love for the Mexican Pizza that prompted me to recreate it a few years back and share it on the blog.
And now that Taco Bell took it off their menu, I thought it was time to make it again, take some new photos and share it with you! So if you’ve found yourself missing it like me, keep reading!
FLOUR TORTILLAS: You’ll want the fajita size for this. They are usually 6 inches vs the 8 inches for tacos and 10 inch for burritos.
OIL: Just enough to coat the bottom of the pan to fry the tortilla.
GROUND BEEF OR TURKEY: Beef is traditional but you can use either or in this recipe. I’ve made it with both and they worked great.
TACO SEASONING: Use your favorite blend!
MEXICAN STYLE TOMATO SAUCE: I use El Pato and usually find this in the hispanic aisle of the grocery store. It’s a bit thinner and spicier than regular tomato sauce. You can substitute red enchilada sauce if you like.
CHEDDAR/JACK CHEESE: Shred this yourself! It melts better.
GREEN ONION: Back in the good ol’ days Taco Bell Mexican Pizza had green onions but somewhere along the way, like 5-ish years ago the green onions disappeared another questionable decision! ;) I think you should totes add them.
It’s actually pretty easy, but let me walk you through it.
STEP #1: Brown the meat in a skillet and drain any excess fat. Add taco seasoning and water. Simmer 10 minutes.
STEP #2: Warm the beans in one pot and the tomato sauce in another.
STEP #3: Place enough oil in the bottom of a skillet to coat it. Fry tortillas until golden brown, 1 – 2 minutes per side.
STEP #4 Assemble the pizzas: Place a tortilla on a baking sheet. Spread a layer of refried beans over the top. Spoon meat mixture over the top. Top with another crispy tortilla shell. Spread tomato sauce on top. Sprinkle with cheeses, tomatoes and green onions. Place under the broiler and broil until the cheese melts, about 2 minutes. Serve.
This totally satisfied my craving for Taco Bell Mexican Pizza! So while the restaurant may have discontinued them, you can still satisfy yours!
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Note: this post was originally published 2010. It was updated with new step by step photos and nutrition information in 2021.