Mexican Pizza


This Mexican pizza recipe layers my specially seasoned ground beef and refried beans between two crisp tortillas. Top with salsa, cheese, tomatoes, and jalapeño for incredible flavor in every bite!

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
2 Mexican pizzas

Craving Taco Bell? Skip the drive-thru and make this copycat Mexican pizza recipe at home. 

How to Make Mexican Pizza

You'll find a detailed ingredient list and step-by-step instructions in the recipe below, but let's go over the basics:

Mexican Pizza Toppings and Filling

This copycat Mexican recipe is filled with seasoned ground beef and refried beans. The pizzas are topped with layers of salsa, Monterey Jack and Cheddar cheeses, tomatoes, green onion and jalapeño slices. 

How to Make Homemade Mexican Pizza

Here’s a brief overview of what you can expect when you make this homemade Mexican pizza recipe: 

  1. Cook the beef with onions and garlic, drain, and season. 
  2. Place a tortilla on each pie plate and top with refried beans. 
  3. Cover with the beef, top with another tortilla, and bake until the tortillas are crisp. 
  4. Layer the toppings in this order: Salsa, cheeses, tomatoes, green onions, and jalapeño. 
  5. Bake until the cheese is melted. Cool, then cut each pizza into four slices. 

How to Store Mexican Pizza

These homemade Mexican pizzas are best served immediately so the tortillas stay crisp. However, if you have leftovers, you can wrap them in foil (or place them in an airtight container) and store them in the fridge for up to two days. Reheat in the oven. 

Allrecipes Community Tips and Praise

“Whole family enjoyed these,” says Sharon H. “I took the easy way out due to time and used a packet of taco seasoning instead of the individual seasonings. Doubled the recipe and put the pizzas on cookie sheets.”

“So yummy,” raves Stefani Anderson. “I omitted the meat as we’re vegetarian and just added the spices to the onions and garlic while they were sautéing. I’ll definitely make it again!”

“This pizza satisfied my craving for a light Mexican meal,” says Sandi. “I made this for lunch today. Super easy. Instead of two pie plates, I used a rectangular glass baking dish.”

Editorial contributions by Corey Williams


  • ½ pound ground beef

  • 1 medium onion, diced

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 1 tablespoon chili powder

  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin

  • ½ teaspoon paprika

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon black pepper

  • 1 (16 ounce) can refried beans

  • 4 (10 inch) flour tortillas

  • ½ cup salsa

  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese

  • 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese

  • 2 green onions, chopped

  • 2 tomatoes, diced

  • ¼ cup thinly sliced jalapeño pepper

  • ¼ cup sour cream (Optional)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Coat 2 pie plates with non-stick cooking spray.

  2. Place ground beef, onion, and garlic in a skillet over medium heat. Cook until beef is evenly browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes. Drain and discard grease. Season beef with chili powder, cumin, paprika, salt, and pepper.

  3. Lay one tortilla in each pie plate, and cover with a layer of refried beans. Spread 1/2 of the seasoned ground beef over each one, and then cover with a second tortilla. Bake in the preheated oven until tortillas are crisp, about 10 minutes.

  4. Remove pizzas from the oven and set aside to cool slightly. Then spread 1/2 of the salsa over each top tortilla. Cover each pizza with 1/2 of the Cheddar and Monterey Jack cheeses. Place 1/2 of the tomatoes, 1/2 of the green onions, and 1/2 of the jalapeño slices onto each one.

  5. Return pizzas to the oven and bake until cheese is melted, about 5 to 10 more minutes. Let pizzas cool slightly before slicing each one into 4 pieces.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

370 Calories
19g Fat
32g Carbs
20g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 370
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g 24%
Saturated Fat 10g 48%
Cholesterol 56mg 19%
Sodium 848mg 37%
Total Carbohydrate 32g 11%
Dietary Fiber 5g 19%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 20g
Vitamin C 10mg 48%
Calcium 324mg 25%
Iron 3mg 19%
Potassium 452mg 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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