I’m always trying to think of new Mexican recipes to mix up. We love Mexican food in this house and often have tacos or quesadillas and occasionally enchiladas, but then I started thinking about Mexican Pizza the other day and decided to make some to change things up a bit!
My first experience with Mexican Pizza goes back to middle school. They served it for lunch at my school and I remember thinking it was weird and kind of gross, but that a lot of the other students really liked it. I’m not sure if it was because they just had bad taste, or maybe I just didn’t yet develop my love for all things Mexican. I mean, it was a school lunch, so there’s also that..
Anywho, I always see commercials for Mexican Pizza for Taco Bell and have continued to think it looked kind of blah. So I went ahead and made a healthier and fresher looking version. Instead of using beef, I used chicken and instead of using refried beans, I opted for fiber and protein-rich black beans and low-carb tortillas. The chicken filling is packed with flavor thanks to homemade taco seasoning and the addition of salsa. It’s entirely possible that the chicken filling almost didn’t make it into the tortillas because I just kept eating it straight from the pan!
This dish comes together in about 30 minutes, making it perfect for quick weeknight meals. It’s kid-friendly too! You can certainly play with the ingredients using ground beef or turkey if desired and can add in other fillings. You can also use different sized tortillas, using smaller ones for individual pizzas, for example. This is a Mexican Pizza I can finally get on board with!
Yield: serves 3-4
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes