Jimmy's Mexican Pizza
Jimmy's specially seasoned ground beef, refried beans, salsa and cheese layered in a deep dish style. A tasty and easy Mexican-style pizza with a flour tortilla crust I whipped up because I had the stuff to make it!!
Jimmy's specially seasoned ground beef, refried beans, salsa and cheese layered in a deep dish style. A tasty and easy Mexican-style pizza with a flour tortilla crust I whipped up because I had the stuff to make it!!
I have used dozens of recipes and never felt so inclined to write a review. I have been a vegetarian for 18 years, so I substitued the ground beef with Morningstar Crumbled Grillers...once you add all of the spices and other ingredients, you can't even tell the difference. My husband loved it...he ate the entire pizza by himself. The only thing I would suggest is that you use your favorite salsa, as much of the flavor comes from this one ingredient. This recipe is a new staple in our house. Thank you.Read More
I have used dozens of recipes and never felt so inclined to write a review. I have been a vegetarian for 18 years, so I substitued the ground beef with Morningstar Crumbled Grillers...once you add all of the spices and other ingredients, you can't even tell the difference. My husband loved it...he ate the entire pizza by himself. The only thing I would suggest is that you use your favorite salsa, as much of the flavor comes from this one ingredient. This recipe is a new staple in our house. Thank you.
I made this last night for my boyfriend's dinner, and he loved it. The only other thing that I did was double the meat, onions and refried beans; I made a double layer of this filling, and added 1 more tortilla to the top. (3 altogether). This really came out wonderful. Thank you Jimmy for a wonderful recipe!
I could have sworn I had tortillas in the freezer so when I realized I didn't, I decided to just use regular canned pizza crust for this recipe. I used ground turkey, baked the crust for ten minutes and then added all of the ingredients. It was a hit with my family Jimmy and thanks!!
Delicious and easy to make. One bit of advice: don't add the garlic and onion to beef and then drain your fat. You pour off a lot of the flavor of the garlic and onions that way. Sauté your G&O's first, set aside on plate then add beef to pan, brown, drain and mix together with G&O. Great dish!!
great recipe. i skipped the pie pan and first poked holes in tortillas so they would not puff and toasted them in the oven to crisp up. then made pizza's and baked on cookie sheet until cheese melted. added a little cilantro also to toppings. reheated very well the next day. next time i will add more of the bean and meat mixture.
I didn't think this was anything like Taco Bell's Mexican pizza; I thought it was WAY better. Apart from adding a litte fajita seasoning to the meat, I made this as stated, and it turned out great. Quick, easy and tasty. Thanks, Jimmy!
really good imitation of taco bell's mexican pizza and so much healthier i'm sure. I used ground turkey, black beans, and fajita sized tortillas instead and they worked fine. I baked the tortillas for a few minutes in the oven first just to crisp them up before layering the beans and meat on. Great dish!
This was really good. I cooked my tortillas some before I put it all together, but I didn't change any seasonings or ingredients. I noticed a LOT of people suggested using taco seasoning, but I can't stand that stuff and much prefer the simple seasonings in this recipe. Thanks for sharing the recipe.
This was quite good! I used a whole pound of hamburger, so I also added another clove of garlic. We did not top with jalapeno because we're wimpy! I especially like the tomato on top. Great recipe!
I used this recipe as a base for mexican pizza. I changed/added some ingredients to fit our tastes. It was delicious!
Sounds Great! I will try tonight also. I like thin and crispy pizza dough so I'm going to brush the tortilla's with olive oil and bake for 5 minutes at 400 before adding other ingredients.
oh yummy...this blows taco bell version out the water. Thanks Jimmy
This was delicious!! I followed the recipe exactly and my husband and I really loved it -- so much better then Taco Bell's Mexican Pizza -- which used to be one of the only reasons I would go to Taco Bell. Next time I make this dish I think that I am gonna bake the bottom tortilla for a few minutes before I layer the beans and meat -- I woulda preferred the bottom tortilla a little crisper :)
Love this Pizza!!!! Have made it twice now. The 2nd time I made it I put the flour tortillas in the oven, on the rack, for 3 minutes each side. This makes for a nice crunchy tortilla. I add homemade taco seasoning to the beef mixture. I assemble the tortillas putting on the salsa and cheese. I use Pepper Jack cheese, in place of the Monterey Jack since it has jalapeno peppers in it. I then place the onions and tomatoes and bake another 5 minutes. By doing it this way I cut back on the cooking time by 10 minutes. This has been added to one of our favorite list.
easy to make and delicious! A bit messy when eating so have some napkins ready. The best part was I made both but before the last oven step I wrapped one in aluminum foil and froze it, I took it out about a week later and baked it at 350 for 40 mins and it was great.
I thought these were great. I left out the ground beef because I didn't have any, so we made our vegetarian style. I sauted the onion and garlic in some olive oil, along with some green pepper. And I added all of the spices meant to go in the beef, into the refried beans instead. Didn't have any Monterey Jack cheese, so we just used extra Cheddar. I sliced an avocado and some tomato with a little lime, and ate the mixture over the pizza, along with some sour cream. Was so good! Thanks for the super easy and yummy recipe!
We have Mexican night once a week and I was looking for new recipes. This recipe fit the bill perfectly. The combination of seasonings made the meat so flavorful! I will definitely be using this combination instead of pre packaged seasoning from now on. The only thing that I had an issue with on this recipe is keeping the layers together when trying to eat it! Next time I am going to try a thin layer of cheese with the bean/meat to see if this will help.
good, easy, filling. perfect for those nights when you cant decide between pizza or mexican. its the best of both worlds.
This is a general hint. When you cook ground beef with any onions and garlic or anything else and drain the "grease" you also drain all the juice from the onions and garlic. Brown the beef THEN add any thing else and cook for a few minutes.
I make this but I cannot use tort. so I put all on a plate & micro until cheese melts & use all for a dip for corn chips. AND, I put a dab of sour cream on each bite. I also use velvetta cheese sometimes instead of other cheese.
Great recipe Jimmy! I always have Some fresh guacamole and some chopped cilantro on on the side too!
Could be good for a person with munchies, though the seasoning is a bit unimaginative. Has no sort of relation at all to pizza.
I doubled the recipe for dinner last night & it's already GONE and it's just the 4 of us! This recipe is SO GOOD! Thanks for a new go-to recipe! :))
Very filling and delicious! I was out of cumin and my kids didn't want to use the beans but it still was fabulous. Thanks for a new easy weeknight meal!
This was very good! I had trouble getting the tortillas crispy and that is one thing I really like about mexican pizza but overall it was very good and super easy, will make again.
I tried this with both flour and corn tortillas and they are both amazing! I too baked the tortillas before filling. I brushed them with melted butter and baked at 350 for about 10 minutes, until slightly browned and crisp. I used my normal "go-to" taco meat seasoning: 2 tsp chili powder, 1 tsp red pepper flakes, 1 tsp cumin, 1 tsp cayenne, 1/2-1 onion (depending on size), 1 tsp minced garlic, 1/2 tsp oregano, season salt and pepper; we like spicy in our house. I topped it with lots of cheese, diced tomato, green onion, black olive, taco sauce and a dollop of sour cream; taco sauce because I think salsa would make it mushy.
This is delicious! The only reason I rated 4 stars instead of 5 is because I use Taco Seasoning I with my ground beef, and I use a can of black beans, drained, rinsed and pureed in the food processor with a can of Rotel (green chilies and tomatoes). Thanks for a great creation! I appreciate its versatility. :)
This was great. I did use more ground beef than called for and added sour cream to the finished product, but otherwise I followed the recipe. It was good and very easy. I thought it might be dry but it turned out great. My husband loved it too.
Really good recipe. Followed it as written.. will be making again.
Loved this! Quick and easy and oh, so good! Loved the seasoning of the ground beef. I cooked a full pound and used the remainder for burritos. Black olives are a good addition to this. I used a 9x13 dish instead of pie plates. Thanks Jimmy!
Made as written, still wish I could find a way to keep the tortillas crunchy.
This is a keeper. My hubby gave it 5 1/2 stars and said to make it again next week for him! I thought I should have browned the meat just a tad less because it ended up dry after the cooking.
For once, I made this recipe exactly as directed. It was fantastic! Thanks for the fantastic recipe. It is going in my keeper file.
This was incredible. We wouldn't change a thing. It was a nice change to regular pizza or just fixing tacos or burritos at home. Very good flavoring. Although it would save time to use taco seasoning, I preferred to use the ingredients listed (since the packaged seasoning gives me headaches). Very good!
Very good, thanks! Only change I made was to use a whole pound of ground meat. Will make again, very easy!
I tried this tonight and everyone liked it! I lots of crushed garlic and organo, and little bit of red pepper flakes . I also toasted the two bottome shells in the oven while it was preheating so it was a little crispier. Nice and easy!
I love recipes like this- easy, comforting and has you thinking, why didn't I think of this? I used ground turkey breast and uncooked flour tortillas- yum. If you can find these, I recommend them for dishes like this- it was like thin pizza dough!
Yum! I enjoyed this Mexican twist! A fun way to eat your basic burrito - we really enjoyed this! It's easy to adapt to your own taste preferences, or to adjust based on what you have on hand. I didn't realize I was out of refried beans so I just mashed up a can of white beans...worked just fine in this!
Good food Jimmy! Very easy to make, very good combination of ingredients. My 12 year old and I enjoyed the recipe. I would like to try it with a crisper shell/crust.
I did as others did and crisped up my tortillas in a skillet (or oven if you prefer) and it gave it more crunch similar to the Taco Bell version. Yummy, yummy
Thanks for a quick and tasty recipe! Much better than what you get at Taco Bell!! I did change it up a bit by using Taco Seasoning I and making 2 pizzas on a cookie sheet instead of using pie plates. Very quick and tasty! I love how the tortilla's crunch up around the edges! It was also VERY filling. Will def make again!
I made a couple of changes just to make it lower in fat and a little healthier. I used a prepared whole wheat pizza crust instead of the tortillas. I also grilled and shredded a chicken breast and seasoned the cooked chicken using the same seasoning in the recipe. I served low fat sour cream and prepared salsa on the side. I used the cheeses as suggested because that is too important to the flavor to scimp on.
This was a really good addition to change up our tiresome taco meals. I ended up using too much of the refried beans so I will cut back next time. Didnt have fresh salsa on hand so I used enchilada sauce and I thought that is what made it. I will probably not change that. Great recipe!
Very simple, quick, and tasty recipe! I did do it a bit different. I came to allrecipes to figure out how I wanted to heat my previously frozen black bean burgers (recipes from here also) and the Mexican Pizza was a featured recipe and the lightbulb went off! Basically, I subbed the black bean burgers for the ground beef, spices and refried beans. I did make two layers with 3 tortillas, and the end result was a very filling lunch that my husband and I split and really enjoyed! Finished it off with a quick broil and parsley (no green onion on-hand). Awesome - thanks!
AWESOME made these for CINCO DE MAYO!! I did not use beef NOOooo I used my mexican slow cooker chicken that I have perfected http://allrecipes.com/personalrecipe/62994194/epic-slow-cooker-mexican-chicken/detail.aspx I also sauteed the jalapenos with onions. Will def make again :D
really good..I made this recipe for kicks, and the wife and I really enjoyed it....we had one for dinner and the other one for lunch the next day!
Very good!! I made mine vegetarian by omitting the meat and I added black olives on top. Delish!
Awesome recipe! For a healthier version, I substituted with ground chicken, low fat cheese, fat free beans, and low fat tortillas (5 WW pts a serving). Hubby said this recipe is in the top 10 (and I cook a LOT!)! :P
As a "scrounge-the-pantry" recipe this is pure genius and it was good. But for a plan-ahead and buy ingredients recipe it could use a little tweaking. I did not like the way the tortilla suggestion went at all. They soggified. Immediately. But it's a great base and next time I will use the tostada shells for some crunch. It needs crunch, everything was the same soft texture.
This recipe was so easy and yummy! Way better then taco bell. I did the recipe exactly as it said and it came out great! I did put some shredded lettuce and olives in addition and i used the sour cream to dip it in. I will be making this again. Thanks
This was a great meal, but not really what I was looking for in a Mexican pizza. Still tasty, though.
This was really good. However, I did combine this recipe with another mexican pizza recipe as I chose to use corn tortillas instead of flour. Just fried them for 15 seconds on both sides then layered and baked for 10 minutes. Really Good. Thanks for sharing :)
Awesome tasting and easy to make. Just what we need for those busy evenings. Thank you!
This was just ok. I was making tacos and used some of the meat to try this recipe. I think the shells really need to be deep fried, like at Taco Bell.
This was delicious. Easy to make, too. I dirtied a skillet and 2 pie pans for this. It only made 4 servings, though, as a main course. I used a little less cheese and I sauteed the jalapenos in with the meat and onions. I only used 1 large jalapeno. Thanks for the recipe!
Very very good, I used ground chicken instead of beef cuz it's what i had on hand and used taco seasoning instead of all the spices. Came out fabulous!
5 stars strictly based on the fact that the 4 kids ate it and there were NO complaints. Only changes were to use taco seasoning and taco sauce for the salsa. Thanks so much Jimmy!
Yummo! Like some of the others, I used ground turkey breast instead of ground beef. But other than that I followed the recipe exactly! What a keeper! After just one bite my husband declared it "Delicious!" It's super easy to prepare. I'll make it again and again!
Definitely a hit with the teens in the house! I had to sub smashed black beans for the refried beans, and needed about twice the amount of salsa on the top of the pizzas. I also crisped up the bottom tortillas directly on the oven rack before using. These are something I will be making again.
This is good. Easy, flexible, and more than the sum of its parts. Use your favorite ingredients and you can't go wrong.
Made this after church today almost exactly like the recipe. The only changes made were that we used 96% fat-free tortillas, low-fat Mexican blend cheese, fat-free refried beans, and low-fat sour cream. I also added a 7.5 oz can of sliced mushrooms. It was awesome!! You couldn't tell it was diet. Will certainly be making this again soon.
I tried this recipe last night, and instead of ground beef I used ground chicken. Came out amazing, one of my fav dishes!
This was so good! I didn't have any cheddar so I used all monterey jack. I made my own salsa and left the jalapenos off the top cause I didn't have any. We loved it!
one word. Amazing. Try it, you will love it!
Excellent basic Tex-Mex recipe! Wouldn't change a thing, except to add a little liquid (like beer or water) to the ground beef while it is browning, and use a potato masher to break it up while it is cooking.
Pretty good dish. Easy to make with basic ingredients of tex mex dishes. Turns out much nicer in presentation than a burrito that could be made with the same stuff.
Really good. I doubled the recipe but did not double the beans and tomatoes. There were definitely enough beans in one can to make four 8" pizzas. I only had two tomatoes which was fine also since most of the tomato taste comes from the salsa anyway. They tasted great and were very pretty. Thanks Jimmy!
This is pretty good. I used morning star crumbles because i don't eat ground beef. I used 8 in torillas and didn't use green onion cause i didn't have any. Tastes similar to taco bell. I will be making this again.
We LOVED these! Made as written, except for using WW flour tortillas. Served w/ 'Black Beans with Pico De Gallo' from here and it was a perfect match! I will be using this recipe often! Thanks for sharing. :)
Made this last night! My guys loved it! My husband even took the left overs in his lunch this morning. Will surely make this again! Thanks Jimmy, made for a great family dinner night :-)
This was really good! I used ground turkey and had cooked / seasoned that the night before, then made this after getting home from work. Really simple and very tasty! My husband raved about it. The only other change I made was to use some canned tomatoes and green chiles instead of salsa because I was out of salsa. I will definitely make this again!
Excellent Mexican Pizza recipe! The layers held together perfectly; it sliced like a dream after sitting only 5 minutes, and the flavor was awesome. As my other half said - it's definitely a keeper! We made ours with quinoa instead of meat - just cook 1 cup water with the spices and 1/2 cup quinoa like rice, then let sit 5 minutes and fluff like couscous - then use as a direct substitute for the meat. Texture is near perfect for ground meat, and lots of protein, too! There were no leftovers.
This turned out great and only because of the suggestions of everyone on here. The best thing I did that made this recipe great per suggestions was brush the tortillas with olive oil and stick them in the oven for approx 5-6 minutes at 400 degrees to crisp the tortillas. I also sauteed the onion and 2 (instead of 1) cloves of garlic. I did all the seasonings the recipe asked for and did everything else per recipe. The family really enjoyed it. I would definetly make this again!
Not that great! Very disappointed.
This is a great, easy, pretty and fun recipe. I will be using this for my family for years to come.
I used spicy refried beans but otherwise followed it exactly and was a really tastey dish great job!
The meat is really good for this. After making 1 round of the pizzas we just made big taco salads with the meat and beans. So easy and delicious. You wouldn't think the flavor of the meat would be that good since it is so basic but it really does have great flavor.
Didn't change a thing. I was able to make 4 with the ingredients listed and it was enough.
OMG This was the best. My family loved it!
I signed on just to let you know this recipe was the best. If you are in the mood for a mexican pizza from Taco Bell forget it this was way better. I wouldn't change a thing. Thanks
These were really good and a different twist to our "ordinary" taco night. I layered tortilla (skipped beans since I really don't like them) the taco meat, cheese, tomatoes, green onions, then top tortilla. Baked them on a cookie sheet until the top was crispy and then cut them up in pizza triangeles. My 2 1/2 year old called it yummy taco pizza! Served it with guacamole, sour cream, and salsa.
Husband approved...need I say more? :)
This recipe needs more love! It is such a great change up for our weekly "taco" night. My husband LOVES the Taco Bell pizza, and my kids will actually eat this, so it's a win all the way around. It is super easy and it doesn't use a lot of expensive ingredients, so it's affordable to feed our crowd.
This is so good. Way better than taco bell's. I make it often now.
This was good. It was just something different then the same ol' tacos and burritos.
Yummy! Like others I used what I had on hand for this dish; ground turkey, which was great! Also, I used a packet of taco seasoning with an extra dash or two of cumin, green onions, jalapenos, black beans, Mexican four cheese blend, homemade salsa and sour cream. My daughter and I enjoyed enough to put in the monthly rotation. Wonderful for a weeknight dinner!
Very Good !
This recipe got such rave reviews from my huisband that he wanted to eat for 3 days in a row including taking it in his lunches! I can't speak highly enough of the recipe. Old El Paso Fat Free Refried Beans are the best for this. as is Cheddar cheese on one layer and Monterey Jack seperately on another. Just don't be skimpy on the cheese. I'm going to try it with chicken or shrimp next! WAY TO GO JIMMY!!!
Very good!! I didn't have tortillas so I used taco salad shells and baked them flat instead of in a bowl. You can bake them first if you want it crispy or you can use them right out of the bag. It tastes just like Taco Bells only better.
Ok I blew it and used 7 inch tortillas so we ate with a fork. I did cook the tortillas in the oven first - 3 minutes each side and bumped the ground beef to 3/4 pounds - bumped the seasoning accordingly. Mixed 3/4 of the can of beans into the cooked ground beef to skip the first step. Just spread the warm meat mixture on the prebaked tortillas and added the toppings and baked! The seasoning is perfect (please don't use taco seasoning out of a packet!) and can't wait to make them on 10 inch tortillas so they will be thinner! Hubby loves them and they will become a regular!
was pretty good very filling. don't put too much meat and bean filling takes away from pizza feel
This was amazing. If nothing else, the spice mixture makes for a perfect taco seasoning. I used ground turkey for mine, but the seasoning tasted exactly like the store-bought packets of seasoning, without any of the extra stuff they put in the packets (maltodextrin, sugar, etc). I made the recipe as stated with the exception of the jalapenos because my 5 year old isn't a fan. In their place I added some sliced black olives. You can seemingly add anything to this and it'll be great. Super recipe. It's definitely a keeper.
I made this tonight and we really enjoyed it. I stuck to the recipe, except I had an extra tortilla, extra beans, and extra salsa, so I just added another layer. It was more like Mexican lasagna because it was so thick. One piece was plenty for each of us and there is more for tomorrow night if it isn't too soggy.
This Was Delicious!! My new comfort food:) I used veggie beef and double layered it..tortilla, beans,beef;tortilla, beans, beef,cheese;tortilla, salsa,cheese, toppings. my sister n law wanted to eat the whole pizza, but I downed it before she could have a chance..ha
Totally Yum-O!! I turned mine into a Mexican Lasagna using the Floured tortillas, added cream cheese to my meat filling a little of my salsa( I had a fresh salsa) and a little of the juice that it made. I also use Queso cheese in between my layers I used Refried Black beans mix them with a little sour cream and salsa to make them pliable and heated a little and started layering... I will be making this again!!
Good blend of flavors in this recipe but not what I was expecting in the finished product. I tried this recipe thinking it would be simular to a fast food chains recipe for mexican pizza but was not it. I did like this recipe for the ease of preparation for on busy weeknight meals. Next time I think I might try frying the tortilla in oil to make it crispier and adding some cilantro and guacamole to the mix yummm..Thank you for this recipe Jimmy! I will add this recipe to our monthly menu.
We loved this recipe! I made it with fat free refried beans and low fat tortillas. It was wonderful!
Big winner! My husband LOVED it. Great idea, and much healthier than TB (MSG anyone?).
When you want Mexican food fast, and easy this is the recipe to use. I have used this recipe several times and it's one of our favorite. The only thing I do different is that I fry the tortillas. I know more like a chalupa, but I love the crunch. Better than eating out.