Mexican Pizza is filled with seasoned ground beef, refried beans, melty cheese and enchilada sauce stuffed between two flour tortillas. These personal pizzas are a fun twist on the classic!
If you love Mexican food and indulging in a warm, gooey slice of pizza on occasion then you are in the right place. These Mexican Pizzas are the best of both worlds, combining the bold flavors and textures of classic Mexican dishes with the beloved American staple: pizza!
These indulgent Mexican Pizzas start out with a crisp flour tortilla topped with refried beans, a seasoned ground beef mixture and another crispy tortilla. Zesty enchilada sauce is then spread over the top followed by a sprinkling of cheddar and pepper-jack cheese, diced tomato, green onion and olives. To make the cheese all melty and bubbly, the pizza is placed in the oven for 5 minutes, creating a warm, gooey Mexican Pizza ready to be devoured!
They are rich in flavor, come together easily and are perfect for those ‘make your own pizza’ nights. You can also tweak the recipe so you can serve to a larger crowd or for a single serving if it’s just for one!
WAYS TO CUSTOMIZE MEXICAN PIZZA
These pizzas are easily customizable. Try out a few of these options to add that little extra something.
Enchilada Sauce: not a fan of red enchilada sauce? Green chile enchilada sauce is just as tasty.
Tortilla: to take things to the next level, try using corn tortillas instead.
Cheese: you can honestly use whatever cheese you prefer, but adding a sprinkling of Cotija cheese or drizzle of Queso Blanco cheese to the top of your pizza would make for one out of this world experience!
Toppings: you can top your pizza with whatever you prefer! Sour cream, shredded lettuce, black beans or salsa would all be delicious options.
Rice: as well as having a bean layer, you could also try adding a layer of rice. My Mexican Rice would be amazing on these.
CAN YOU USE CHICKEN INSTEAD OF BEEF?
Of course! The taco seasoning mixture would be just as tasty on shredded chicken. You could also try out ground turkey too.
CAN YOU DEEP FRY THE TORTILLAS?
You certainly can! I bake the tortillas to reduce calories and keep things a little cleaner, but deep frying them would be amazing. They would be extra crispy- and extra tasty.
HOW LONG DO MEXICAN PIZZAS LAST?
If you store them in the fridge in an airtight container they will last a day or two, but I wouldn’t go longer than that.
LOOKING FOR OTHER KINDS OF PIZZA? TRY OUT THESE SIMILAR RECIPES!
Margherita Flatbread Pizza: Roma tomatoes, fresh basil, grated Mozzarella cheese, and a hint of garlic come together for this show-stopping pizza!
BBQ Chicken Flatbread Pizza: A flavorful pizza smothered with barbecue sauce and loaded with chicken, cheese, cilantro and red onion.
Chicken Taco Pizza: A delicious pizza loaded with seasoned chicken, refried beans, cheese and more!
Sheet Pan Chicken Alfredo Pizza: a simple homemade pizza dough topped with creamy Alfredo sauce, grilled chicken, bacon and Mozzarella cheese.
- 1 pound lean ground beef
- 1 packet (1 ounce) taco seasoning
- 1/2 cup water
- 6 medium-size flour tortillas
- 1 can (16 ounces) refried beans
- 1 can (10 ounces) red enchilada sauce
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 1 cup shredded pepper-jack cheese
- 1 Roma tomato diced
- 1 green onion diced
- 1 small can sliced black olives
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Take 2 baking sheets and spray them with non-stick spray. Place 3 tortillas on each baking sheet. Place in the oven and bake for 3 to 5 minutes, then carefully flip tortillas over while they’re still in the oven (*don’t burn yourself please*) and bake another 2 to 5 minutes to crisp on the other side. You want tortillas a slight golden color. Remove from oven and set aside.
- Meanwhile, cook and crumble ground beef in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Drain grease. Add taco seasoning and water. Bring mixture to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low. Stir and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from heat.
- In a microwave-safe bowl, heat the refried beans until warmed through. Spread a thin layer of beans on one tortilla. Top with 1/3 of the meat mixture. Place another tortilla on top of the meat. Spread 3 Tablespoons of enchilada sauce on top of the top tortilla. Sprinkle with some cheddar cheese and pepper-jack cheese. Add a few dices of tomato, green onion and olives.
- Repeat process with the remaining tortillas. You will have 3 Mexican pizzas total.
- Place pizzas on the baking sheet and bake for 5 minutes, or until cheese is melted and bubbly. Remove from oven and let stand to cool slightly before slicing and serving. Enjoy ♥
43 thoughts on “Mexican Pizza”
Oh how I love your blog…. And Taco Bell Mexican pizzas!! I am making your pizza-dillas to tonight… And these definitely next week!
This looks delicious!
These look great!
I had left over refried beans and carnitas in the freezer and I mixed them together for the filling in our Mexican pizzas and they were wonderful and looked like your pictures! I couldn’t believe I made it. Thank you!
Thanks Sandy! So happy you enjoyed them 🙂 Putting carnitas in them sounds so good!
I love me a good Taco Bell burrito! I don’t think I’ve ever had a Mexican pizza there, but now that I’ve seen your recipe, I probably never will! This looks so tasty and way healthier than Taco Bell! I’m pinning to try soon! Love this!
I used to love Taco Bell! I am making this tonight, can’t wait to see how it turns out!
Oh my gosh! These are great…with a few modifications we will make them crispier with the taco salad bowl type tortillas. These were absolutely fantastic for a weeknight meal!
The Mexican Pizza’s are always what I got too, when we went to Taco Bell. Wish I could eat them for lunch nearly everyday!! I think these will be so much better, since the last time I went to Taco Bell, they were putting less and less stuff in their pizza’s.
Made these tonight and they were a hit! I love that nearly everything was already in the pantry and I could just keep the recipe in my back pocket.
I made these for dinner tonight! AWESOME!!!! My hubby loved it and he does not eat Taco Bell.
Just made these for dinner. Ten minutes for the wraps burned them to a crisp…so I redid the wraps three minutes on each side. Perfect and the family is already begging for me to make them again. Thanks for the great recipe!
I had the same problem lol. I apparently did not read reviews first. But I’m reheating a new set now and we will be good 🙂
The Mexican pizza is delicious! My husband and I were going to a local Mexican restaurant when I found this recipe. I had everything but the taco seasoning, so I researched that online and used the recipe I found. Also, my flour tortillas were the 6in size and I was afraid I would not have enough. One pizza /person was too much! I offered sour cream on the side, and this was a big hit.Great recipe.
We made these a while back and they were awesome! The only problem I ran into was the tortillas bubbling up too much. I wonder if poking holes in the tortillas with a fork beforehand would solve this problem?
Yes this does solve the problem, beautifully.
Made these last night. Awesome!
Holly, I have a question. It says it serves 4 but it only makes 3 pizzas….two people only get half a pizza? LOL Also, I took the comments to heart and only did my tortillas for 3 minutes on each side and it was just right. Change for the recipe?? GREAT recipe though! Thank you.
If you cut each pizza into quarters and serve it to 4 each serving is 3 pieces. Kinda complicated lol. I should just change it to 3 servings 🙂 Glad you liked it!
Thank you for this recipe! I am gluten free and I miss so many things from Taco Bell. I wouldn’t get the pizzas very often, but when you can’t have them, you want them more. 🙂 I used Udi’s GF tortillas and they worked perfectly. It was so great to be able to have them again.
Wonder instead of beef could you use chicken?
Definitely, Barbara! I think some cooked shredded chicken tossed with some taco seasoning would be really great on these!
I just made these tonight and they were BETTER than Taco Bell for sure! I made a vegetarian version using refried beans seasoned with taco seasoning. I was looking for something easy because I had no husband or kids to cook for tonight, and this was perfect! (Really quick without having to cook the meat- and I only heated what I needed). With the leftover ingredients, I can whip one up so fast while I am eating solo for a couple days. So much better than the cold turkey sandwich I would usually opt for. Thank you so much for all of your great recipes and ideas!
On the very rare occasion (its been years) that I go to Taco Bell, this is what I always order. Why have I never thought to make it at home?? This is SO happening!
Can you substitute corn tortillas? I have celiacs and cannot have flour, but I wouldn’t know the cooking time differences, if any. I REALLY want to make these!
YES… I made a batch of the filling.. and ran out of Flour Tortillas, but had some Corn ones….
Just make sure you bake them on a baking sheet…. it kinda softens the corn tortillas up while they bake,, after they’ve been browned/fried… Turned out AWESOME !!!!!
New follower! Love your recipes and all the pictures to go with them! Made these pizzas tonight and they were a 10 out of 10!! Big hit with the whole family! Thanks!!
Thanks, Heather! 🙂
Has anyone tried making these ahead and freezing them? Do you think they’d do ok in the freezer? I’m thinking just the tortillas, beans, sauce, and meat. Add other toppings when ready to cook. Thoughts?
THANK YOU! My hubby asked for Taco Pizza like taco bell. I have never had one, and had no clue where to start. Thank goodness I found your recipe. He said “This is exactly like I remember!” He was so excited about the refried beans in it (he doesn’t normally eat them). And kept gushing about the awesomeness of it.
Our kids even raved about!
Made this tonight. Better than Taco Bell. Used a packet of Taco Bell mild seasoning. Used La Preferida refried beans. These are the absolute best for recipes that call for a very smooth spreadable type. Don’t even need to heat. . I did the 10 minute total in oven for crisping with homemade tortillas and that worked perfect for me. The only thing I did different was I didn’t cut the finished pizzas. We ate them whole in our greedy hands. They didn’t fall apart. Were delectable. Thanks!
just made this it was delicious my son’s loved it and it was very filling and easy to make!!!!!
I made this tonight. I used left over rotisserie chicken mixed with a little enchilada sauce, and mixed a little taco seasoning with the beans. I also put Veges on after it came out of the oven. It turned out supper yummie!
Loved this recipe!
Mix salsa with enchilada sauce that is how they make pizza sauce. And if you deep fry corn tortillas that is how you make pizza shells also
Sounds awesome. Thank you, Michelle. I’m going to try that!
I love Mexican pizzas! My husband and daughter made these for us, and it made my whole day! Thank you for the recipe!
Cant wait to try since taco Bell Discontinued, Glad i found this thanks
Haven’t tried your recipe yet but i know It’s gonna be five stars bc it’s my favorite & the only thing i order from Taco Bell for many years. I’ll have to MAKE it at home NOW bc they just recently stop serving it on their menu. Thanks for SHARING. Can’t wait to try with my grands!
Made this tonight for dinner, it was so delicious! Also made your Mexican rice recipe. Will most definitely be making them both again!
THank you. i have been missing the taco bell pizzas and need to make these at home!
I made your recipe today and it turned out FABULOUS!!! Definitely have to fork the tortillas before heating, as they do puff up otherwise. Thank you for a terrific and easy recipe!!
great recipe but I think 2 minutes per side at 375 DEGREE OVEN for the tortillas is enough