This loaded Taco pizza is stuffed with beans and seasoned meat then topped with avocado, olives, and more!
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!
I remember getting Mexican pizzas at Taco Bell when I was a kid and thinking it was 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 of taco pizza 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. If you’re like me, you don’t really mind how the taco pizza gets to your mouth. These Mexican pizzas are very, very easy to make.
Check out this how-to video and step-by-step photos!
- 1 pound ground beef or turkey
- 2 teaspoons chili powder
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
- cayenne pepper to taste optional
- 8 corn tortillas
- 1 cup refried beans
- 1 cup red salsa
- 1 cup green salsa (or use all one kind of salsa if you prefer)
- 3 cups Mexican blend shredded cheese
- 1 ripe avocado sliced
- 1 small can sliced black olives
- 4 Roma tomatoes diced
- 4 green onions sliced thin
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.)
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. Drain meat if needed/desired.
Spread 1/4 cup 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 1/4 cup cheese over the meat, and drizzle with about two tablespoons of red salsa.
Place another tortilla on top, and spread 2 tablespoons of green salsa evenly over that one. Sprinkle 1/4 cup cheese over the salsa, and arrange avocado, olives, tomatoes, and green onions over the cheese. Sprinkle 1/4 cup cheese over the top of each pizza.
Bake in preheated oven for 8-12 minutes, until cheese is melted and bubbly. Carefully remove each pizza with a large spatula and serve.
- Prep Time: 10
- Cook Time: 20
- Category: Main
- Cuisine: Mexican
Got leftover taco meat? Try using it in this Creamy Mexican Dip!
Here’s another kind of Mexican pizza you might enjoy too!