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
  • 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
  • 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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  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!

  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.

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

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

  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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