I used to frequent Taco Bell as a teenager and would always order the Mexican pizza. This week, I decided to switch up taco night and try to replicate the pizza from memory.
I found a bottle of Taco Bell’s mild sauce at the grocery store. I remember the pizza having beans (I think). I elected to use black beans instead of refried because I felt they would be a little healthier. For pizza crust, I used a standard pie shell that comes in a two pack.
I fried about a half pound of ground beef and seasoned it with a taco packet. I added about half the can of black beans to that and let the mixture simmer together for about five minutes. I didn’t use too much of either the beef or beans so as not to weigh down the pizza.
While that was cooking, I spread the sauce evenly around the crust. Then, I added the beef mixture over the sauce. FYI, this is a good opportunity to sneak in some veggies if you are feeding any picky eaters. For instance, I hid some black olives underneath the cheese.🤫
Once you’ve assembled your pizza, cook on 425 degrees for about 13-15 minutes. Then top with your favorite taco night ingredients. We particularly love sour cream and avocado. 🥑🌮🍕
In conclusion, I found the pizza to be very good, although you may need a knife and fork to eat it.😋🍴 It doesn’t taste exactly like the Mexican pizza of my youth, but between you and me, I like the adult version a little better. ✌️💜🍴
You will need: 0.5 lb of ground beef, 1 packet taco seasoning, 1 can of black beans, 1 pizza crust, bottle of taco sauce, 1 package of Mexican shredded cheese, small can of sliced black olives
To prepare: Fry ground beef and drain. Add taco seasoning and cook to package instructions. Add half can of black beans to beef and simmer for 5 minutes. Spread half a bottle of taco sauce evenly around crust. Top with beef mixture and add black olives. Sprinkle half package or so of shredded cheese on top. Bake for 13-15 minutes in 425 degree oven. Top with desired ingredients.
Mood Ring Kitchen
I’m a self teaching home cook and aspiring foodie entrepreneur. I enjoy coming up with creative ways to prepare flavorful food such as snacks, desserts and everything in between. Cooking is a way for me to challenge myself and satisfy curiosities about different ingredients.
The hope is to produce something thoughtful, memorable or every once in a while maybe even wonderful. I enjoy following my “gut” and exploring new recipes that can be comforting, exciting and nourishing. Above all else, I enjoy exploring the emotions surrounding food and writing about those experiences. 😝👩🍳👩💻
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