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Taco Bell Mexican Pizza

Courses: Main Course, Pizzas
Serves: 4 people

Recipe Ingredients

1/2 lb 227g / 8ozGround beef
2 tablespoons 30mlAll-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons 7.5mlChili powder (Spanish blend is best)
3/4 teaspoon 3.8mlSalt
1/4 teaspoon 1.3mlDried minced onion
1/4 teaspoon 1.3mlPaprika
1   Garlic powder
1   Onion powder
2 tablespoons 30mlWater
8 tablespoons 120mlFlour tortillas - (6" dia) (small)
1 cup 237mlCrisco shortening or cooking oil
1   Refried beans - (16 oz)
1/3 cup 20g / 0.7ozDiced tomato
2/3 cup 157mlMild Picante salsa
1/2 cup 73g / 2.6ozShredded cheddar cheese
1/2 cup 73g / 2.6ozShredded Monterey jack cheese
1/4 cup 15g / 0.5ozChopped green onions
1/4 cup 59mlSliced black olives

Recipe Instructions

In a medium bowl, combine the ground beef with the flour, chili powder, salt, dried onion, paprika, garlic powder and onion powder. Use your hands to thoroughly incorporate everything into the ground beef.

Preheat a skillet over medium heat and add the ground beef mixture to the pan along with the water. Brown the beef mixture for 5 to 6 miutes, using a wooden spoon or spatula to break up the meat as it cooks.

Heat oil or Crisco shortening in a frying pan over medium-high heat. If oil begins to smoke, it is too hot. When oil is hot, fry each tortilla for about 30 to 45 seconds per side and set aside on paper towels. When frying each tortilla, be sure to pop any bubbles that form so that tortilla lays flat in oil. Tortillas should become golden brown.

Heat up refried beans in a small pan over the stove or in the microwave. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

When meat and tortillas are done, stack each pizza by first spreading about 1/3 cup refried beans on the face of one tortilla. Next spread 1/4 to 1/3 cup of meat, then another tortilla. Coat your pizzas with two tablespoons of salsa on each then split up the tomatoes and stack them on top. Next divide up the cheese, onions and olives, stacking in that order.

Place pizzas in your hot oven for 8 to 12 minutes or until cheese on top is melted.

This recipe yields 4 pizzas.

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