Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Veggie Mexican Pizzas


Little secret I love Taco Bell.  It is one of my guilty pleasures.  I don't eat it often maybe 1-2 times a year.  It always seems like such a good idea and then I feel like crap after I eat it so I try to avoid it.  Their Mexican Pizza though it's the stuff dreams are made of.  Not gonna lie I also love the bean burrito, 7 layer burrito, crunch wrap, soft taco, nachos bel grande, cinnamon twists-  the list goes on and on.   I had a craving for one of their Mexican pizzas and decided why not try and make my own.  I left the meat out but you could easily add it instead of one of the types of beans or addition to them.  I actually didn't miss the meat as much as I thought I would.  These are still pretty legit minus the meat.  The key to the crispy shell is cooking them first in a skillet then in the oven.  
These would make a great nibble for Super Bowl Sunday too just slice into triangles or squares and serve on a platter:)
Enjoy!


|| V E G G I E  M E X I C A N  P I Z Z A S ||

- Flour torilla shells
- refried beans with green chiles 
- refried black beans with lime juice
- shredded sharp cheddar cheese
- diced green onions
- diced tomatoes
- sliced black olives
- sliced avocado
- red enchilada or taco sauce (I like the Frontera brand in a bag)

Spray a skillet with non-stick spray and heat to medium heat.  Take one flour shell and spread with refried beans with green chiles and then sprinkle with cheese.  Add another shell on top and place in skillet.  Cook a few minutes on each side until shell starts to get crispy and slightly browned.  Remove from skillet.  Spread a thin layer of refried back beans on top.  Then drizzle with red enchilada sauce and top with more cheese.  Place on a baking sheet in oven at 350 degrees and cook until cheese is bubbly.  Remove and add diced tomatoes, green onions, olives, avocado and another drizzle of enchilada sauce!  I also added some pickled jalapeños to ours before serving.




4 comments:

All Things Big and Small said...

These look so good! I am trying to eat healthier again and all of your recipes not only taste good but are healthy! I am not sure when I missed it, but I love your new fawn rug! Will you share the details? It is the stuff my dreams are made of ;)

Annie- All Things Big And Small

My Life as A Plate said...

Ummm. This sounds incredible!!! What a perfect Superbowl treat! I cannot wait to try this.

Martha Mann said...

Wow. Have not eaten at Taco Bell in many years, but back in the day I loved their Mexican pizza. This is awesome! I will be trying out this recipe this weekend! Thanks, Natalie!

Martha Mann said...

Wow. Have not eaten at Taco Bell in many years, but back in the day I loved their Mexican pizza. This is awesome! I will be trying out this recipe this weekend! Thanks, Natalie!