Easy Mexican Pizza
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Serves: 6
REFRIED BEANS (To make your own follow the steps or just buy a can of ready made refried beans)
  • 1 cup dry pinto beans
  • Salt to taste
  • Red chili powder to taste
  • 2 tsp cumin powder
  • 2-3 tsp taco bell seasoning
SAUCE ( To make sauce follow the steps under or just buy a bottle of taco bell sauce or red enchilada sauce)
  • 15 oz tomato sauce
  • ½ cup water
  • 2-3 tsp red chili powder ( add depending on how spicy you like)
  • 1 tbsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1-2 tsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp or more apple cider vinegar
  • 1-2 tsp black pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 12 Small fajita sized flour tortillas (1 Mexican Pizza will need 2 tortillas)
  • Oil for frying
  • Shredded cheddar cheese
  • Chopped onions, green onions and tomatoes
  • Sour cream for serving
  1. Boil pinto beans in a pot or pressure cooker until completely soft. Using a hand blender, blend them until smooth but still little coarse. To it add little water if too dry and all the spices. Stir and cook for few minutes until warmed up and taste and adjust the seasoning as per your liking. Keep it aside.
  2. **If you are buying ready made refried bean can, you can still add all these spices in there to give them a boost of flavor!
  1. Add all the sauce ingredients in a pot and simmer for 10-15 minutes until it reaches a medium thick consistency. Taste and adjust seasonings as per your taste.
  1. In a heavy bottom skillet, heat oil. You can test if the oil is hot, by dropping a very small piece of tortilla in it. If it comes to the top instantly, that means oil is hot. Keep your gas at low- medium low to make sure the tortillas cook evenly and they get super crispy. Drop one tortilla at a time slowly in hot oil and fry for about 30 seconds to a minute and flip and repeat. Pull them out using tongs and drain them on paper towel.
Chop your veggies:
  1. onions, green onions (spring onions) and tomatoes.
  1. Lay one fried tortilla on a plate. Drop 1-2 tbsp beans and smooth it out. Now add 1 tbsp sauce and spread it on top of beans. Lay another fried tortilla on top of it. Add 1 tbsp sauce on top of this tortilla and sprinkle shredded cheese generously. Add chopped onions and place in a pre heated 350F oven for 3-5 mins or until all the cheese melts but make sure tortillas don't burn.
  2. Take them out and garnish with remaining veggies : tomatoes and green onions and serve with a dollop of sour cream and more sauce on the side Enjoy the Mexican Feast you just made!
Ami says:
You can prepare beans and sauce ahead of time.
I have another red enchilada sauce RECIPE here which you can try if you want.
Recipe by Naive Cook Cooks at https://www.naivecookcooks.com/easy-mexican-pizza/