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Taco Bell Mexican Pizza

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All the delicious cheesy goodness of pizza layered with the Mexican flavors of ground beef and tortillas will make this copycat Taco Bell Mexican pizza an instant hit.
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  1. Taco Bell Mexican Pizza Ingredients
  2. How to Make This Taco Bell Mexican Pizza Recipe
  3. How To Serve
  4. Storage
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Our crave-worthy Taco Bell Mexican pizza is everything you love about Mexican food combined with the deliciousness of pizza. This masterpiece is made with crispy tortillas, seasoned beef, refried beans, melted cheese, and veggies for the ultimate pizza experience. 

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Taco Bell Mexican Pizza Ingredients

Taco Bell Mexican Pizza raw ingredients that are labeled

You’ll need:

  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • ⅔ cup water
  • 1 (1-ounce) package of taco seasoning 
  • 8 soft taco-size flour tortillas
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 (16-ounce) can of refried beans
  • 1 (10-ounce) can of red enchilada sauce
  • 2 cups finely shredded mild cheddar cheese
  • ½ cup diced Roma tomatoes
  • Sour cream (optional garnish)
  • Sliced black olives (optional garnish)
  • Thin sliced green onions (optional garnish)

SUBSTITUTIONS AND ADDITIONS

TORTILLAS: You can substitute 4 burrito-size flour tortillas for the 8 smaller soft taco-size tortilla shells.

CORN TORTILLAS: You can substitute corn tortillas for the flour. You will need to fry the corn tortillas for a longer amount of time.

BEANS: You can substitute black beans for the refried beans. 

ENCHILADA SAUCE: You can use green enchilada sauce instead of red enchilada sauce. 

TOPPINGS: Add any of your favorite toppings, such as sour cream, guacamole, salsa, or jalapeños on top of your pizza.

How to Make This Taco Bell Mexican Pizza Recipe

STEP ONE: Using a 3 to 4-quart saucepan, sauté the ground beef over medium-high heat. Drain any excess grease.

OUR RECIPE DEVELOPER SAYS

Ground beef can be batch cooked ahead of time and stored in the fridge or freezer to save time when preparing your recipe.

STEP TWO: Add the water and taco seasoning. Stir to combine and continue to cook over medium heat for an additional 5 minutes. Remove from heat and set it aside.

water and taco seasoning stir in a pan with a wooden spoon

STEP THREE: Line a standard baking sheet with paper towels and set it aside.

STEP FOUR: Preheat the oven to 400°F. Line 2 baking sheets with foil and lightly spray with nonstick spray. Set them aside.

STEP FIVE: Using a 10 or 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat, add the vegetable oil.

STEP SIX: Carefully add the flour tortillas one at a time, cooking for 1½ to 2 minutes per side. Be careful not to burn the tortillas. Carefully transfer the cooked tortillas to the paper towel-lined baking sheet to drain. Repeat the process until all tortillas are cooked.

flour tortilla cooked in a pan

STEP SEVEN: Place 1 of the cooked tortillas on the prepared baking sheet.

STEP EIGHT: Spread ¼ cup of refried beans over 1 tortilla.

PRO TIP:

Warm up the refried beans in the microwave to make them easier to spread on the tortillas.

refried beans spread over a tortilla

STEP NINE: Evenly sprinkle ¼ cup of the seasoned cooked ground beef over the refried beans.

STEP TEN: Evenly sprinkle 2 tablespoons of the shredded cheddar cheese over the seasoned ground beef.

shredded cheese sprinkled over the seasoned ground beef

STEP ELEVEN: Lay a second tortilla on top of the first layer. Spread 2 tablespoons of the red enchilada sauce.

red enchilada sauce spread over the second tortilla

STEP TWELVE: Evenly sprinkle 2 teaspoons of diced tomato on top of the enchilada sauce.

STEP THIRTEEN: Evenly sprinkle ¼ cup of shredded cheddar cheese over the tomato layer. 

shredded cheese sprinkled over the tomato layer

STEP FOURTEEN: Once you have made the double-decker pizzas, bake for 7 to 8 minutes or until the cheese is completely melted.

PRO TIP:

Oven temperatures vary and may need to be recalibrated periodically to ensure they are accurate. Make sure to check your pizza at the lower end of the recommended baking time.

Taco Bell Mexican Pizza baked in a sheet pan

STEP FIFTEEN: Remove from the oven and slice as you would a pizza. Since the pizzas are smaller, slice the pizzas into 4 pieces. Top with sour cream, sliced black olives, and thin sliced green onion, if you wish. Serve while hot.

How To Serve

Taco Bell fans will be thrilled that they can make this popular menu item at home anytime the craving strikes. Serve these tasty pizzas for taco night, along with our Spanish rice or Mexican corn salad on the side.

For other fun recipes featuring Mexican flavors, our taco spaghetti and taco lasagna are two of our favorites with an Italian twist.

Storage

IN THE FRIDGE: Keep any leftovers in an airtight container for up to 2 days.

IN THE FREEZER: Store leftover pizza in the freezer in an airtight container, separated by layers of wax paper, for up to two months.

a close up shot of a slice of Taco Bell Mexican Pizza on a plate

This copycat version of Taco Bell’s Mexican pizza has all the flavors of Mexico wrapped up in a delicious, cheesy pie. If you’ve never tried it before, now is the time to see what all the fuss is about. With its crispy crust and savory toppings, this pizza is sure to hit the spot. 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Can I freeze the leftovers of this pizza?

Taco Bell pizza will keep in the freezer for up to two months as long as it is sealed in an airtight container.

Can I add other toppings to my pizza?

Our copycat Taco Bell Mexican pizza recipe is entirely customizable, and you can add or remove any toppings you’d like.

Can I use different sizes of tortillas?

While we use taco-size tortillas, you could opt to use larger burrito-size tortillas for a larger-sized pizza.

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Taco Bell Mexican Pizza

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All the delicious cheesy goodness of pizza layered with the Mexican flavors of ground beef and tortillas will make this copycat Taco Bell Mexican pizza an instant hit.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • cup water
  • 1 ounces taco seasoning
  • 8 soft taco-size flour tortillas
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 16 ounces refried beans
  • 10 ounces red enchilada sauce
  • 2 cups mild cheddar cheese, finely shredded
  • ½ cup Roma tomatoes, diced
  • Sour cream, optional garnish
  • Sliced black olives, optional garnish
  • Thin sliced green onions, optional garnish

Instructions
 

  • Using a 3 to 4-quart saucepan, sauté the ground beef over medium-high heat. Drain any excess grease.
  • Add the water and taco seasoning. Stir to combine and continue to cook over medium heat for an additional 5 minutes. Remove from heat and set it aside.
  • Line a standard baking sheet with paper towels and set it aside.
  • Preheat the oven to 400°F. Line 2 baking sheets with foil and lightly spray with nonstick spray. Set them aside.
  • Using a 10 or 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat, add the vegetable oil.
  • Carefully add the flour tortillas one at a time, cooking for 1½ to 2 minutes per side. Be careful not to burn the tortillas. Carefully transfer the cooked tortillas to the paper towel-lined baking sheet to drain. Repeat the process until all tortillas are cooked.
  • Place 1 of the cooked tortillas on the prepared baking sheet.
  • Spread ¼ cup of refried beans over 1 tortilla.
  • Evenly sprinkle ¼ cup of the seasoned cooked ground beef over the refried beans.
  • Evenly sprinkle 2 tablespoons of the shredded cheddar cheese over the seasoned ground beef.
  • Lay a second tortilla on top of the first layer. Spread 2 tablespoons of the red enchilada sauce.
  • Evenly sprinkle 2 teaspoons of diced tomato on top of the enchilada sauce.
  • Evenly sprinkle ¼ cup of shredded cheddar cheese over the tomato layer.
  • Once you have made the double-decker pizzas, bake for 7 to 8 minutes or until the cheese is completely melted.
  • Remove from the oven and slice as you would a pizza. Since the pizzas are smaller, slice the pizzas into 4 pieces. Top with sour cream, sliced black olives, and thin sliced green onion, if you wish. Serve while hot.

Notes

  • Ground beef can be batch cooked ahead of time and stored in the fridge or freezer to save time when preparing your recipe.
  • Warm up the refried beans in the microwave to make them easier to spread on the tortillas.
  • Oven temperatures vary and may need to be recalibrated periodically to ensure they are accurate. Make sure to check your pizza at the lower end of the recommended baking time.

Nutrition

Calories: 692kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 49g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 127mg | Sodium: 2728mg | Potassium: 581mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 2044IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 539mg | Iron: 7mg
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