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!

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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!
Author: Andi Gleeson
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Mexican
Serves: 4
Ingredients:
  • 1 lb. ground beef or turkey (20 oz. of turkey is fine)
  • 2 tsp. chili powder
  • ½ tsp. garlic powder
  • ½ tsp. onion powder
  • ½ tsp. ground cumin
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano
  • ¾ 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
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.
Weary Chef’s Notes:
Amounts are approximate, and you can customize toppings according to taste.
If you prefer, substitute a taco seasoning packet for the seasonings added to the meat.

Got leftover taco meat? Try using it in this Creamy Mexican Dip!
Creamy Mexican Dip - Delicious #dip made with leftover taco meat and 3 other ingredients! wearychef.com

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  1. 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!!

    • Andi says

      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 :)

  2. Jane says

    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.

  3. says

    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.

    • Andi says

      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.

    • Andi says

      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.

  4. Adrian says

    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!!!

    • Andi says

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

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