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A spicy, deep-dish Mexican-style pizza originally whipped together from leftovers. A family favorite!

Recipe Summary

50 mins
2 mins
1 hr 12 mins
20 mins
8 servings


Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Lightly grease a 3-inch deep cast iron skillet.

  • Heat refried beans in a small pot until warmed through, about 5 minutes. Stir in pepper, paprika, and salt. Remove from heat.

  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add green bell pepper, red bell pepper, and onion; cook and stir until soft, 5 to 10 minutes. Transfer to a plate.

  • Combine ground beef and chorizo in the skillet; cook and stir until browned, about 5 minutes. Carefully drain excess grease. Stir in chipotle peppers with sauce, 1 1/2 teaspoon chili powder, and 1 teaspoon cumin. Simmer until flavors combine, 5 to 10 minutes. Remove from heat.

  • Place 1 tortilla in the bottom of the prepared skillet. Layer some of the refried beans, bell pepper mixture, ground beef mixture, 1/3 cup Cheddar cheese, and 1/3 cup Monterey Jack cheese on top. Repeat layers twice more, ending with remaining Cheddar cheese and Monterey Jack cheese.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until cheese starts to brown, 30 to 45 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool before slicing, 2 to 5 minutes. Garnish with salsa, guacamole, and sour cream.

Cook's Notes:

Use two 12-inch tortillas instead of three 10-inch tortillas if desired. You may have to cut the edges to fit them into the skillet; just overlap the cut pieces.

Substitute queso blanco for the Monterey Jack cheese if desired.

Nutrition Facts

507 calories; protein 25.7g; carbohydrates 29.3g; fat 31.8g; cholesterol 81mg; sodium 1079.4mg. Full Nutrition