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)
- 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.
- Prepare the Refried Beans:
- Heat the refried beans in a small saucepan over low heat, stirring occasionally. This will make them easier to spread.
- 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.
- Place the baking sheet in the preheated oven and bake for about 10-12 minutes, or until the tortillas turn golden brown and crispy.
- 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.
- Optional Finishing Touches:
- If desired, sprinkle chopped fresh cilantro on top for extra flavor and color.
- 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.