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Better Than Taco Bell Mexican Pizzas

Author: Nicole Modic of @KALEJUNKIE

Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 30 mins
SERVES 6 servings
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Say hello to my Better Than Taco Bell Mexican Pizzas, because they are, in fact, better than Taco Bell, and they are made with more nutritious ingredients. Say what? That's right. I don't mess around. You can use ground beef, turkey, chicken, or a plant-based meat substitute, as well as vegan cheese, if preferred. Feel free to play around with this recipe and make it your own. Enjoy!

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 onion diced finely
  • 1 clove garlic mashed or minced finely
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 3 tablespoons taco seasoning
  • 6 flour tortillas about 5-6 inch size
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 can refried pinto beans
  • 1 15- ounce bottle red enchilada sauce
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded Mexican blend cheese
  • 2 small tomatoes diced into cubes
  • Garnishes: chopped cilantro sliced black olives, shredded lettuce, sour cream

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425 F.
  • In a pan on the stove over medium heat, add the olive oil. Saute the onion and garlic for about 3 minutes, then add the ground beef and taco seasoning, breaking it down with a spoon until everything is cooked through well, and the beef is in tiny pieces! Once cooked through, drain the oil from the pan and set aside.
  • Line up the tortillas on two baking sheets (if you can fit three on each baking sheet). If not, then just put two on each baking sheet. Spray the tortillas lightly with cooking spray and bake for about 2 minutes on each side. Watch them to make sure they don’t burn.
  • Add beans to a small sauce pan and warm over low heat. You can also do this in a microwave if you prefer.
  • On three of the tortillas, make a thin layer of the beans.
  • Then add some of the beef mixture.
  • Then add the remaining three tortillas on top.
  • Then add about 3 tablespoons enchilada sauce on top, followed by the cheese.
  • Bake for 3-4 minutes or until the cheese has melted.
  • Remove from oven and top with diced tomatoes and garnishes of choice.
  • Gently cut each pizza into six slices and enjoy immediately.

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