April 21, 2011

Mexican Tortilla Pizzas

Chris loves all Mexican food, so I was pretty certain he'd like this recipe I saw on Amanda's blog.  In fact, he couldn't stop saying good things about it tonight.  I liked it too, so I was happy to find a new quick recipe for weeknight dinners.


The only slight problem I had when making this recipe was spreading the refried beans, which were much easier to spread after being heated in the microwave for one minute.  I also had Chris hold the tortillas while I spread the beans because they kept moving around on me.  Macho man thought he could hold them with his fingers, until he realized what a 400 degree pan feels like.  Then he switched to using the ends of two wooden spoons :)


Next time I'd probably chop the green pepper and green onion a little smaller, but I was in a hurry and it all tastes the same.  We'll definitely be making this recipe again!

Mexican Tortilla Pizzas
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Ingredients
  • 6 (7-inch) flour tortillas
  • 1 can refried beans
  • 1/3 cup taco sauce
  • 1 green pepper, chopped
  • 1 tomato, chopped
  • 6 green onions, chopped
  • 2 cups (8oz) shredded 4-cheese Mexican blend
Instructions
  • Heat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Place tortillas in a single-layer on baking sheets. Bake for 5 minutes, or until crisp.
  • Spread 1/4 cup of the refried beans, 1 tablespoon taco sauce, green pepper and tomato on each tortilla.
  • Top with cheese and finally green onions.
  • Bake for an additional 8 minutes or until cheese has melted.
  • Use a pizza cutter to cut each tortilla into 8 wedges to serve. Serve immediately because the pizza cools quickly!
Recipe Source: Sargento.com
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6 comments:

  1. That looks yummy! I may have to try to make that for my husband and I. He likes Mexican food, but he's always picky about the ingredients. I would just have to see if he doesn't notice there are refried beans on it. :) He hates beans of all types, but I swear he's never even had them in his life.

    You'll have to write me an e-mail and let me know about your new workplace location in downtown Milwaukee. That stinks for you since commuting to downtown is stressful!

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  2. I'll bet you could easily cover up the beans, and let him discover just how delicious they can be :)

    Although the new office is in Milwaukee, it's just barely across the county line. I'll send you more info in an e-mail.

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  3. Oooo this looks soo delicious and I love your photos! I might just have to make this myself :)

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  4. Ehehehe....I'm picturing the macho man blowing on the tips of fingers for a bit. ;) Beautiful dish. So tasty.

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  5. I love this recipe! I make these on busy weeknights when everyone is rushing around. They taste great at room temperature as well so they are perfect for in and out kinda night!

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