This South-of-the-border twist on pizza is a great way to change up your dinner menu.

Recipe Summary

prep:
12 mins
cook:
8 mins
total:
20 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • To make the Mission® Crispy Tortillas: Place all 8 tortillas directly on the oven rack of a 350 degrees F oven and bake for 8 minutes. Remove from the oven and reserve on your work surface.

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  • Heat the 1 cup of refried beans for 1 minute in the microwave to get hot and reserve for the recipe build.

  • Season the ground beef with salt and pepper and saute for 8 minutes in a non-stick pan, drain and reserve hot for the recipe build.

  • To build 1 Mexican Pizza: Place 1 crisp Mission® tortilla on work surface.

  • Evenly spread tortilla with 1/4 cup hot refried beans.

  • Evenly top refried beans with 1/4 (approximately 4 ounces) of the cooked ground beef.

  • Top ground beef with second crisp tortilla and evenly spread 1 heaping tablespoon of pizza sauce over the tortilla.

  • Evenly top the pizza sauce with 1/4 cup grated Mexican cheese blend and 2 tablespoons chopped tomatoes.

  • Repeat steps 1 through 5 for remaining 3 servings.

  • Place all 4 pizzas, at one time, in 350 degrees F oven on a cookie pan/flat pan, and bake for 2 minutes to melt the cheese. Sprinkle 1 teaspoon chopped cilantro evenly over the top of each pizza. Serve each pizza whole.

Nutrition Facts

602 calories; protein 36.5g; carbohydrates 45.4g; fat 29.9g; cholesterol 106.2mg; sodium 1176.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 4 stars
05/08/2009
Here's how to turn this 4 star recipe into a 5 star: 1) Don't cook the tortillas for 8 minutes-probably just 4 or 5. You just want them a little crispy-not burnt. 2) Add 1 pkg of taco seasoning mix to the ground beef, once its cooked. 3) Top with Tex Mex Cheese, chopped tomatoes, green onions, (black olives, if you wish), and a dollop of sour cream. 4) Voila!! You've automatically added an extra star! Enjoy! I made these for "Cinco De Mayo". They were a big hit: Even with my picky 4 year old niece! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/14/2010
If I make again I would probably substitute green peppers or mushrooms for the tomatoes and leave off the cilantro. Read More
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58 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 21
  • 4 star values: 30
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
05/08/2009
Here's how to turn this 4 star recipe into a 5 star: 1) Don't cook the tortillas for 8 minutes-probably just 4 or 5. You just want them a little crispy-not burnt. 2) Add 1 pkg of taco seasoning mix to the ground beef, once its cooked. 3) Top with Tex Mex Cheese, chopped tomatoes, green onions, (black olives, if you wish), and a dollop of sour cream. 4) Voila!! You've automatically added an extra star! Enjoy! I made these for "Cinco De Mayo". They were a big hit: Even with my picky 4 year old niece! Read More
(78)
Rating: 4 stars
09/07/2008
These were good but took some time. (I made a number of changes.) I used picante sauce instead of pizza sauce & added chopped black olives & green chiles to give more flavor. I also added taco seasoning to the ground beef & used refried black beans. I left out the onions & tomatoes but added shredded lettuce. My family loved these & said that they were so much better than Taco Bell (thank goodness!) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/20/2008
I used salsa instead of tomato sauce. I also added taco seasoning to the ground beef. I topped the 'pizza' with chopped onion, chopped tomatoes, and cheese. After baking I sprinkled with chopped scallions instead of cilantro. Also made guacamole and served it with sour cream and rice. Really quite tasty!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/12/2009
I thought this was very good. I gave 4 stars because I feel it needed a few changes. I used enchilada sauce in place of the pizza sauce. Also I cooked the ground beef with a packet of taco seasoning to add flavor. It turned out great! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/07/2009
used 2 packets of taco bell mild sauce instead of pizza sauce, it was sooo good also topped with sliced olives and red pepper, very similar to taco bell's, oh and season the meat with taco seasoning. salt and pepper only?? yuck. Read More
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
11/19/2009
THIS WAS GREAT! "Better than Taco Bell " said my son! Now that's a compliment! I used some of the ideas from others based on what I knew my kids would like. First off I cooked my ground beef just like I would do for tacos (that includes lots of seasonings and salsa). I did have to heat the tortillas for 8 minutes to get them just right. Instead of pizza sauce I combined a can of Hatch green chili enchilada sauce and Hatch Tex-Mex enchilada sauce and used that instead. I left off the tomatoes and cilantro. So I know what you're thinking--it was basically just a taco. I will disagree though. It is the baked flour tortillas that make this so good! Thanks for a great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/29/2008
Yum! It was very good. We also used salsa instead of pizza sauce. I did slightly burn the tortillas so make sure you watch them. I don't think you quite need eight minutes. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/23/2009
As written this is a 4 star recipe at most but with simple modifications it is easily deserving of 5 stars. I browned the meat (I used ground turkey) as directed with just a little salt and pepper but after tasting it I knew that wasn't going to cut it. After browning I added a package of taco seasoning. I also used hot taco sauce on top instead of pizza sauce for more Mexican flavor. We really enjoyed these and they were really quick to prepare will make again. Thank you:) Read More
(12)
Rating: 4 stars
05/26/2009
Being a vegetarian I used SOYrizo instead of ground beef. It comes packaged and seasoned like regular chorizo and it was actually quite delicious. i also sprinkled a little bit of cotija on top adding a great flavor and it doesn't melt! it was great! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/14/2010
If I make again I would probably substitute green peppers or mushrooms for the tomatoes and leave off the cilantro. Read More
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