Recipe: Mexican Pizza

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I had heard recently that one of the most popular items at Taco Bell was the Mexican Pizza. I found this completely shocking, given that in all of the times I had been there, I had never seen anyone even think about ordering it. Curiosity got the best of me and I found that I needed to try it. Once I tasted it, I understood how it could be so universally loved. Luckily. like many other types of Taco Bell food (I promise one day to do a homemade Crunchwrap tutorial) it’s not too hard to make for yourself at home — and eating it homemade makes you feel at least a little better about yourself.

I adapted it a bit from the classic Taco Bell version based on what I had around the house. which proves that this is a really good recipe as far as versatility.

Tortillas

Refried beans

Onions

Jalapenos

Mexican cheese

Salsa (if you don’t have salsa, like me, you can sub in pasta sauce with some added spices to make it more “Mexican”}

1. Preheat the oven to 350.

2. Spread a layer of refried beans on top of one tortilla. At this stage, you could also add already cooked ground beef or chicken.

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3. Stack a second tortilla on top of the first and cover with salsa/pasta sauce.

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4. Sprinkle a bit of Mexican cheese on top.

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5. Cut up your preferred veggie toppings. I used jalapenos and onions, but tomatoes would have also been good.

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6. Sprinkle veggies on top. Don’t add too many, as it will get too floppy to eat.

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7. Bake for a few minutes, until the cheese is melted and veggies have softened.

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8. Serve and enjoy!

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