For the beef mixture:

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 packet taco seasoning mix
  • 2/3 cup water

For the Mexican pizza:

  • 8 small flour tortillas
  • 1 can (16 ounces) refried beans
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1 cup diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup sliced black olives
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro (optional)
  • 1/4 cup sour cream (optional)


  1. Cook the Beef Mixture:
    • In a skillet over medium heat, brown the ground beef. Drain any excess fat.
    • Add the taco seasoning mix and water to the beef. Simmer for about 5 minutes, or until the mixture thickens. Set aside.
  2. Prepare the Refried Beans:
    • Heat the refried beans in a small saucepan over low heat, stirring occasionally. This will make them easier to spread.
  3. Assemble the Mexican Pizzas:
    • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
    • Lay out four of the flour tortillas on a baking sheet.
    • Spread a layer of refried beans onto each tortilla.
    • Add a layer of the beef mixture on top of the beans.
    • Place the remaining four tortillas on top of the beef mixture to form sandwiches.
  4. Bake:
    • Place the baking sheet in the preheated oven and bake for about 10-12 minutes, or until the tortillas turn golden brown and crispy.
  5. Add Toppings:
    • Remove the pizzas from the oven and carefully open them up.
    • Spread a layer of shredded cheddar cheese and shredded Monterey Jack cheese on top.
    • Sprinkle diced tomatoes, black olives, and chopped green onions on top of the cheese.
  6. Optional Finishing Touches:
    • If desired, sprinkle chopped fresh cilantro on top for extra flavor and color.
  7. Serve:
    • Cut the Mexican pizzas into quarters and serve hot.
    • You can also add a dollop of sour cream on top if you like.

Enjoy your homemade copycat Taco Bell Mexican Pizza! Remember, you can customize the toppings to your liking.