Loaded Mexican Pizza: Pile on the toppings and enjoy!

This loaded Mexican pizza is stuffed with beans and seasoned meat then topped with avocado, olives, and more! Loaded Mexican Pizza #mexicanfood

I should go ahead and apologize right now for the excessive photos of this easy Mexican dinner. You don’t mind, right? It’s so dang colorful and cheesy and delicious looking that the camera loved it. So did we!

Loaded Mexican Pizza #mexicanfood

I remember getting Mexican pizzas at Taco Bell when I was a kid and thinking they were fast food rocket science. How clever to combine two of my favorite foods: tacos and pizza! I haven’t had their version in many years, but I do still remember them fondly. This week I wanted to make a version of my own. It’s not quite a copy-cat recipe since I would be basing it on a 25-year-old memory, but I do give good ol’ Taco Bell credit for the idea.

This version uses corn tortillas, not crispy ones, so it is best eaten with a fork. I did manage to hold and eat one piece like a regular slice of pizza, but the rest were a bit too soft. These Mexican pizzas are very, very easy to make. Here, I’ll show you:

Loaded Mexican Pizza #mexicanfood

Spread refried beans on a tortilla, then top with seasoned meat, salsa, and cheese.

Loaded Mexican Pizza #mexicanfood

Lay a second tortilla on top, spread with salsa, sprinkle with cheese, and load on toppings. Sprinkle on a bit more cheese to hold it all together.

Loaded Mexican Pizza #mexicanfood

Bake, slice, and eat!

Loaded Mexican Pizza: Pile on the toppings and enjoy!
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This Mexican pizza is simple to make, beautiful to look at, and a delicious meal!
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Servings Prep Time
4 10 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 10 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 10 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 10 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Ingredients:
  • 1 lb. ground beef or turkey
    20 oz. of turkey is fine
  • 2 tsp. chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano
  • 3/4 tsp. kosher salt
  • cayenne pepper to taste
    optional
  • 8 corn tortillas
  • 1 c. refried beans
  • 1 c. red salsa
  • 1 c. green salsa
    or use all one kind of salsa if you prefer
  • 3 c. Mexican blend shredded cheese
  • 1 ripe avocado
    sliced
  • 1 small can sliced black olives
  • 4 Roma tomatoes
    diced
  • 4 green onions
    sliced thin
Servings:
Instructions:
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil, and spray with cooking spray. (Seriously, or else your pizzas might stick.)
  2. Heat a skillet over medium high heat and spray it with cooking spray. Add ground meat and spices, and brown and crumble until cooked through.
  3. Spread ¼ c. refried beans evenly over four tortillas, and place them on the prepared baking sheet. Evenly spread meat over beans (you will probably have some leftover). Sprinkle ¼ c. cheese over the meat, and drizzle with 2 tbsp. red salsa.
  4. Place another tortilla on top, and spread 2 tbsp. green salsa evenly over that one. Sprinkle ¼ c. cheese over the salsa, and arrange avocado, olives, tomatoes, and green onions over the cheese. Sprinkle ¼ c. cheese over the top of each pizza.
  5. Bake in preheated oven for 8-12 minutes, until cheese is melted and bubbly. Carefully remove each pizza with a large spatula and serve.
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  1. We love pizza and tacos and I love that you combined these two together. This looks incredible and so tasty! Thanks for sharing Andi :)

  2. This would please every single member of my family Andi! Your pictures are making me very hungry!

  3. sharibarnes says:

    Oh, this looks amazing!! I have never made a taco pizza but definitely need to. My kids would LOVE this!!! Pinning and putting in my “to make soon” file! Yum!!

  4. donl’t mind the pictures at all – they look delicious

    • Thanks, Heather! It’s great to connect with you today. I am surprised we haven’t run into each other sooner, but I’m glad I saw your enchiladas on Pinterest :)

  5. This looks SO GOOD!!!! My boys would flip for these little pizzas. Putting the ingredients on my grocery list to make this week! I’m so excited!

  6. This looks great. We’ve been thinking about how to make a gluten-free pizza. This looks like it!

  7. I_Fortuna says:

    Add some shredded lettuce and we call this a tostada : )

  8. Loved this! I used corn tortillas and because of your comment about using a fork, I crisped up the tortillas before assembling. Just fried them in hot oil, about 20 seconds on each side. Worked well for eating like a pizza. My sweetie says this recipe is a keeper.

  9. Yum. Two of my favorite things – Mexican and pizza!

  10. Holy yummaroos! Pinned! #SITSblogging

  11. Darn you Weary Chef! I’m on day 6 of my diet and those pictures of this Mexican Pizza cheesy, gooey, crunchy goodness is going to be my demise! Aaaaaaggggh! Must. have. pizza.

    • Mwahaha! I am a diet killer over here! Oh wait, I don’t think these are actually that bad. You could use reduced-fat cheese sparingly and maybe super lean beef or meat and be golden. Corn tortillas are pretty low in fat and calories compared to their flour compadres. At least this is all what I tell myself.

  12. I was just thinking about Mexican food earlier and then I saw this – now I really want a Mexican dinner! Looks great!

    • I’m thinking about Mexican food about half my waking hours ;) I’m glad this one looks good to you, Bianca, and I hope you get a chance to try it! Thanks so much for stopping by.

  13. Great recipe kids were complaining about the stuff I was putting on it but once it hit their mouths they loved it. I tweaked the recipe a little by using flour tortillas I just threw them in some hot oil for about 20 sec on both sides and layed them on a rack to harden. Great post loved it!!!

    • Hi, Adrian! Thanks so much for your feedback, and I’m so happy to hear that even your suspicious kids liked these Mexican pizzas :)

  14. I’ve always loved Mexican Pizzas!! I can’t wait to give this one a try!

  15. I would just like to say that I made these the other night, and they are amazing! I used a combo of colby jack and pepper jack cheeses. One pizza is enough to fill you up, too! Thanks for sharing this recipe. A keeper for sure.

    • Thank you, Melissa! This made my night! I’m so happy you liked the recipe, and I so appreciate that you took the time to come back and let me know. Have a great Sunday :)

  16. Stumbled across this on Pinterest, thankfully. I saw a similar pin the day before from Trader Joe’s but the recipe no longer exists. Anyway – wanted to give you kudos on marking your pictures with your blog URL. It’s worth doing! The pin I found went to another aggregated recipe site that gave you no credit other than what you marked your pictures with. Will be pinning this CORRECTLY. :-)

    • Hi, Jennifer! Thanks for letting me know about the pins not going to my post. I found a few and will see what I can do about getting those corrected or removed. I really appreciate that you made the effort to find the original recipe, and thank you for the pin. I hope you love these Mexican pizzas as much as we do!

  17. question for you…the ingredients call for corn tortillas but in the instructions it says flour? Which works better? & does the oven temp or cook time change?

    • Hi, Chris! The instructions say to spread beans over four tortillas, not flour :) I used corn, but I’m sure they would still taste great with flour tortillas if you prefer. Thank you!

  18. Kate Martin says:

    Always looking for a budget friendly recipes that are affordable.