Better-Than-Taco Bell Mexican Pizza


This Tex-Mex pizza, inspired by the beloved Taco Bell® menu item, is loaded up with fresh ingredients and bold flavor. Our copycat version has all the signature elements of the fast-food favorite, just bigger and beefier than ever. Skip the drive-thru and give our homemade spin a try for a fun and easy weeknight meal. Add any additional garnishes you like (such as jalapeños, sour cream, or diced avocado).

Better-Than-Taco Bell Mexican Pizza
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
4 individual pizzas


  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • 8 (8 inch) flour tortillas

  • 1 cup refried beans, warmed

  • 1 cup cooked, Mexican-seasoned ground beef

  • ½ cup taco sauce

  • ¼ cup red enchilada sauce

  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

  • 1 cup shredded Mexican cheese blend

  • ½ cup diced tomatoes

  • 3 tablespoons sliced black olives

  • 3 tablespoons chopped green onions


  1. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a deep skillet over high heat. Pan-fry each tortilla turning frequently, adding more oil as needed, until golden brown, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Allow to drain on paper towels.

  2. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

  3. To assemble each pizza, place 4 fried tortillas on a baking sheet. Spread 3 tablespoons of refried beans evenly on top of every other tortilla, then add 2 to 3 tablespoons ground beef. Place the other 4 tortillas on top.

  4. Mix together the taco sauce and enchilada sauce in a small bowl. Spoon 2 tablespoons of the mixture on top of the tortillas and spread evenly. Sprinkle ¼ cup of each type of cheese evenly on top.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until the cheese is melted, 3 to 4 minutes. Remove from the oven and top with diced tomatoes, black olives, green onions, and any additional garnishes. Cut into quarters, and serve immediately.

Cook's Note:

You can use corn tortillas instead of flour. To crisp up tortillas further, move the pan-fried tortillas to a baking sheet and bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 5 to 7 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

873 Calories
45g Fat
71g Carbs
44g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 873
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 45g 58%
Saturated Fat 20g 101%
Cholesterol 120mg 40%
Sodium 1411mg 61%
Total Carbohydrate 71g 26%
Dietary Fiber 7g 26%
Protein 44g
Potassium 565mg 12%

* 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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