So, the Taco Bell Mexican Pizza has been taken off the menu (ouch!), and it would be greatly missed.
Y’all know how much I looovvve Taco Bell; I even made a copycat version of the crunchwrap supreme, and it turned out so well, a lot of you loved it as much I did.
I’ve got here the Mexican pizza so that you won’t have to miss it that much.
This Taco Bell Mexican pizza recipe looks and tastes just like the original; it is made with refried beans, seasoned beef, enchilada sauce, fried tortillas, and gooey, creamy cheese. Actually, I got this recipe from Tiktok, but guys, it truly is the real deal.
A bite of this meaty, cheesy goodness would bring back good times you spent eating the Taco Bell Mexican pizza with your close friends and family. I should call Ryan over to join me when next I make these babies so that we can reminisce on the good times together.
Apart from the fact that this recipe is much healthier, it can easily be made vegetarian; all you need to do is take out the seasoned beef. And even though we know that Taco Bell doesn’t exactly serve Mexican food, you can make this recipe more ‘Mexican’ by mixing the enchilada sauce with salsa.
Alrighty. Enough talk, let’s jump straight into the quick and easy Taco Bell Mexican pizza recipe.
Copycat Taco Bell Mexican Pizza Recipe
- Large non-stick skillet
- Small deep pot
- Chopping board
- Kitchen tongs
- Parchment-line baking sheet
- Measuring cups and spoons
For Seasoned Beef:
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1 packet of taco seasoning
- 1 (10 oz) can refried beans
- 1 (15 oz) can enchilada sauce
- 1 cup vegetable oil
- 8 flour tortillas taco size
- 1 (8 oz) bag shredded Mexican cheese blend
- 1 small red tomato diced
- 1 cup sliced spring onions
- 1 cup sliced dry olives
- Open the canned beans into a small pot to cook under medium-low heat. You want the beans to be soft enough to be spread on the tortillas… Just like you spread butter, ketchup, mustard, etc. on bread.
- Time to brown the ground beef! In a large non-stick skillet atop medium-high heat, place the ground beef, then use a wooden spoon to crumble and stir it. Season with taco seasoning as soon as it starts to sizzle, and continue to stir until the meat starts to cook in its own juice. Reduce the heat to let it simmer and thicken for a while.
- Once the meat and beans cook to your desired softness and texture, you can turn off the heat. Using a strainer, drain the excess fat from the meat. Then set it aside until we are ready to construct the pizza.
- If you haven’t already, dice up the tomato, spring onions, and dry olives and set aside.
- Time to fry the tortillas. Heat the vegetable oil in a large non-stick skillet and place one tortilla at a time to fry for up to 3 minutes on each side, then repeat with the rest of the tortillas. Use a kitchen tong to flip them frequently so that each side can crisp nicely.
- Time to assemble this baby. To create the first layer, spread refried beans generously on each tortilla, top with 2 big spoons of the seasoned beef, then place another tortilla atop the meat to complete this layer.
- Now, spread 2 tablespoons of enchilada sauce over the tortilla. This would get a little messy, but whatever. Sprinkle a handful of the Mexican cheese blend on top of the enchilada sauce.
- Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Carefully transfer all the pizzas to a parchment-lined baking sheet. Then, put the pizzas into the oven to bake for 10 – 15 minutes so that the cheese can melt nicely.
- Your pizzas will come out looking crispy, cheesy, and delicious. Now, sprinkle a handful of all your toppings on top and place a spoonful of sour cream right in the middle of the pizzas.
- You can cut this up with a pizza wheel and serve with your favorite dipping sauce.
- If you can’t get your hands on the Mexican cheese blend, you can use the triple combo: Cheddar, Monterey Jack, and Mozzarella. It will give you the same taste and look.
- Did you know that Taco Bell has its own brand of refried beans? Well, it does. You can easily find it in the grocery store.
- Frying the tortillas in vegetable oil works if you want your pizza to be extra crunchy, but if you want it lightly crisped, you can bake them in the oven for 5 minutes just before you assemble the pizzas.
You felt it, right?! Tell me you died and went to heaven; the taste is out of this world. Now you won’t have to crave endlessly for the Mexican pizza; you can simply bake it up right there in your kitchen. You are welcome.
I would love to hear from you, how did you find this recipe? How do you like the taste? Did you try anything different, use some more toppings or use a different cooking method? I’d love to hear all about it.