Homemade Mexican Pizza

Main Dishes  |  Published Nov 2, 2020  |  Updated Nov 2, 2020  |  By Tawnie

mexican pizza topped with tomatoes and avocado

I have a new obsession and it’s this Homemade Mexican Pizza!

This version is even better than the Taco Bell Mexican Pizzas and super simple to make!

All you’ll need is:

  • Ground Beef
  • Taco Seasoning
  • Refried Beans
  • Flour Tortillas
  • Hot Sauce (or red enchilada sauce)
  • Shredded Cheese
  • Your favorite toppings: diced tomatoes, green onions, olives, sour cream, etc.
ingredients needed to make a homemade mexican pizza

…all of that gets packed into a dreamy, mouth-watering meal we call Mexican Pizza.

a slice of mexican pizza on a white plate

Word on the street is the Mexican Pizza is being taken off of the Taco Bell menu 😲 and my husband was very disappointed when he heard the news.

If you’re a die-hard Mexican Pizza fan you’ll be sure to love this recipe!

In this homemade Mexican pizza we aren’t frying the tortillas. The tortillas are baked in the oven and have the perfect crunch without the excess oil.

mexican style pizzas on a baking sheet

Let’s discuss it…

How to make a Homemade Mexican Pizza

The process is straight forward and takes very little time to prepare!

  1. Place flour tortillas on a baking sheet and bake
  2. Cook the ground beef
  3. Add the taco seasoning and refried beans. Mix.
  4. Layer the seasoned ground beef & bean mixture evenly on 1 tortilla. Place another tortilla on top.
  5. Spread hot sauce on top.
  6. Sprinkle shredded cheese on top of sauce.
  7. Bake for 3-4 minutes or until cheese is melted.
  8. Garnish with your favorite Mexican pizza toppings.
mexican pizza cut into fourths on a white plate

Modifications and tips for making Homemade Mexican Pizza

  • I found baking the tortillas works best. If you prefer a fried tortilla, fry them in vegetable oil.
  • Use ground turkey in place of ground beef. Or, make it vegetarian and leave the meat out.
  • Grocery stores now sell Taco Bell branded food items such as Taco Bell refried beans, Taco Bell Seasoning and Taco Bell hot sauce. Use those items if you have access to them for more of a copy cat Taco Bell Mexican Pizza.
  • Use a red enchilada sauce on top instead of hot sauce if preferred.
  • Make and serve immediately. The pizzas can get soggy if made too far in advance.
  • Add your favorite Mexican Pizza toppings: sour cream, jalapeños, green onions, black olives, diced Roma tomatoes, avocado, guacamole, more hot sauce, etc.

How do you feel about sour cream?

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mexican pizza on a white plate
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Homemade Mexican Pizza

This Homemade Mexican Pizza is even better than the Taco Bell version! Filled with seasoned ground beef, refried beans and melted Colby jack cheese, this Mexican Pizza will be a new family favorite. (We're obsessed!)
5 from 6 reviews
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 5 pizzas
Calories: 444kcal

Ingredients

  • 10 (6 inch) flour tortillas (fajita size)
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1 (16 oz. can) refried beans
  • 1 (1 oz. packet) taco seasoning
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 5 Tbsp. hot sauce
  • 8 oz. Colby jack cheese, shredded
  • Garnish ideas: Garnish ideas: green onions, Roma tomatoes, avocado, guacamole, black olives, sour cream, jalapeños, hot sauce

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 300°F. Place 4 flour tortillas on a baking sheet at a time. Using a fork, poke surface of tortilla about 8 times. (This helps prevent the tortilla from bubbling). Bake for 15 minutes, then cool. Tortillas should be firm and chip-like. Repeat with the remaining tortillas.
  • In a medium non-stick skillet over medium heat, add olive oil to pan. Once hot, add in the ground beef and cook until no longer pink. Season with salt, pepper and add in the taco seasoning. Stir to combine.
  • Add in the can of refried beans and mix in with the meat.
  • Add 1/2 cup of the beef/bean mixture to one tortilla and spread evenly.
  • Place another tortilla on top and gently press down. Spread 1 Tbsp. hot sauce evenly on top.
  • Sprinkle a few tablespoons of shredded cheese on top of the sauce. Bake for 3-4 minutes or until cheese is melted.
  • Garnish with your favorite Mexican pizza toppings. Cut into quarters and enjoy!

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Notes

Grocery stores now sell Taco Bell branded food items such as Taco Bell refried beans, Taco Bell Seasoning and Taco Bell hot sauce. Use those items if you have access to them for more of a “copy cat Taco Bell Mexican Pizza.” 🤗
  • Use a red enchilada sauce on top instead of hot sauce if preferred.
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Nutrition

Serving: 1pizza | Calories: 444kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 36g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 108mg | Sodium: 852mg | Potassium: 330mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 495IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 332mg | Iron: 2mg

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Steve
2 months ago

I think the carb count in the nutrition info is off. One 6″ flour tortilla has significantly more than 3g of Carbs.

Vicky
8 months ago

Yummy recipe for Taco Tuesday and so much better than Taco Bell. 🙂

Elaine
8 months ago

It is amazing how easy and delicious a pizza can be. This recipe is the perfect example of it. Can’t wait to make one at home!

Anjali
8 months ago

I love Mexican Pizza and I was so sad when I heard that Taco Bell was discontinuing it! This recipe tasted just like the original – I’ll be making this again and again! 🙂

Kylie
8 months ago

So yummy! We don’t have Taco Bell here so I can’t compare, but this was amazing!

Bintu | Recipes From A Pantry
8 months ago

I love homemade pizza – so much better than shop bought! This sounds so flavourful and ever so tasty!

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