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Copycat Taco Bell Mexican Pizza

Make Taco Bell’s Mexican Pizza recipe right at home! Ingredients include a three-cheese blend, enchilada sauce, and a replica of their beef seasoning mix!

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Slice of Taco Bell Mexican Pizza on a blue plate. Pizza is topped with melted cheese and tomatoes and filled with ground beef and refried beans.

Why must I love Taco Bell so much? I love everything on that stinking menu. (Nachos Bellgrande are my life. With extra nacho sauce. Always.)

Their Mexican Pizza is also way too good, and I decided that I needed to learn how to make it at home. Now, in my opinion, nothing will ever taste exactly like their version, but this is pretty darn close.

Let’s break it down.

Overhead shot of ingredients needed for Taco Bell Mexican Pizza

Taco Bell Beef Ingredients:

Let’s face it. One of the biggest perks of eating at Taco Bell is being able to enjoy that signature beef that they’ve got going on. Did you know that it’s actually a combination of beef and oats?

  • There is about 1/4 cup of old fashioned oats for every 1/2 pound of beef. In addition to crumbling the beef in a skillet, you may choose to combine the cooked/seasoned beef in a blender along with the oats to create a finer consistency.
  • As far as the seasonings go, a pretty close replica includes a combination of garlic salt, onion powder, chili powder, smoked paprika, cocoa powder, water, and cornstarch.

Overhead shot of seasonings needed for Taco Bell Seasoned Beef and enchilada sauce

Taco Bell Cheese Blend:

-Taco Bell’s Mexican pizza has a delicious 3-cheese blend that includes grated Cheddar, Mozzarella, and Monterey Jack.

refried beans on taco bell mexican pizza next to a tortilla topped with beef tortillas for taco bell mexican pizza taco bell mexican pizza topped with cheese and toppings before being baked

The Tortillas

-If you’re going for extra crispy tortillas, fry each one in some vegetable or canola oil on each side for a few minutes, until crispy, and set them aside on a paper towel lined plate to cool before constructing the rest of the pizza.

Whole Taco Bell Mexican Pizza on a pizza stone after being baked and before beings sliced.

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Copycat Taco Bell Mexican Pizza

5 from 11 ratings
Make Taco Bell's Mexican Pizza recipe right at home! Ingredients include a three-cheese blend, enchilada sauce, and a replica of their beef seasoning mix!


  • 8 6-inch tortillas
  • 1/2 lb. Ground Beef, 80 or 85%
  • 1/4 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1 large tomato, diced
  • 3/4 cup refried beans, see notes

Beef Seasoning

  • ½ teaspoon garlic salt
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ½ teaspoon cocoa powder
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 Tablespoon cornstarch

Enchilada Sauce

  • 1/2 cup enchilada sauce
  • ½ teaspoon sugar
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon juice from diced green chilies


  • 1/2 cup Cheddar, grated
  • 1/2 cup Mozzarella, grated
  • 1/2 cup Monterey Jack, grated


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Brown the beef in a pan over medium heat and drain any excess grease.
  • Add the oats and beef seasonings (except for the corn starch), and stir to combine. Heat until the water has reduced by half, about 5 minutes. Mix in the cornstarch and heat until thickened, about 3-4 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and set aside.
  • Spread the refried beans across the top of 4 tortillas, then top with the beef mixture and another tortilla.
  • Combine the enchilada sauce ingredients and spread on the top of each of the 4 tortillas. Top each with diced tomatoes and then with the 3-cheese blend.
  • Bake for 10-15 minutes, until the cheese is melted. Serve and enjoy!


TIP: Taco Bell has their own brand-name refried beans at the grocery store. 
TIP: For crispier tortillas, fry them for a few minutes in ¼ cup vegetable oil over medium heat. For a lighter alternative, you can bake them for 5 minutes or so in the oven prior to building the pizzas.


Calories: 568kcal, Carbohydrates: 48g, Protein: 28g, Fat: 28g, Saturated Fat: 13g, Cholesterol: 78mg, Sodium: 2145mg, Potassium: 459mg, Fiber: 6g, Sugar: 7g, Vitamin A: 2160IU, Vitamin C: 4.8mg, Calcium: 386mg, Iron: 5mg
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47 comments on “Copycat Taco Bell Mexican Pizza”

  1. I made these and they were awesome. I’m going to add oatmeal to my Taco meat from now on. I also didn’t make the spice mix, but rather used packets of Taco Bell Taco seasoning. I also added some Taco Bell fire sauce to the enchilada sauce and a little cornstarch and water to thicken it. Next time, I will grind the oatmeal to powder before adding it to the meat. This time, I just ran the cooked meat through the food processor just a bit. The key to making them just like Taco Bell is the amount of beans and meat inside the tortillas. You can’t use too much. They still taste great though either way!

    • I’m so happy you’re enjoying this recipe Diane, nice work tweaking it! My husband loves the fire sauce so he’d really like what you did to the enchilada sauce. Thanks for the great review!💖

  2. I was skeptical about how close it was going to be to the original version, but it was spot on. The family loved it.

  3. I don`t like refried beans what else could I use to substitute

  4. Great recipe and I like that you went the extra mile to develop your own seasoning blend instead of just saying to buy a mix. I would just add two things. Taco Bell also tops them with fresh sliced scallion, and they used to also top it with black olives which was amazing, but they stopped for some reason. Thanks again, I was broken hearted when they stopped selling the Mexican Pizza. It was my favorite fast food anything since childhood.

    • Thank you so much! I’m really glad that you enjoyed the recipe/information! I agree, I love it with black olives on top!! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review! -Stephanie

    • The scallions that we’re growing on farms we’re making people sick years ago from the Taco Bell suppliers just like want happened at chipotle’s so they discontinued and never brought them back, I miss them to. They replaced with chopped up raw tomatoes and I can do without those. When I order they barely give me sauce when I tell them that. It’s a pain. I want to try this recipe. Thank u

    • Taco Bell hasn’t carried green onions in over a decade, long before they took the Mexican Pizza off the menu. There was a huge recall on green onions and they were removed from all of their menu items, and never returned.

      • That’s really interesting considering they’re now back on the menu, I had one this afternoon, my first in over two years, and it was covered in green onions. I’ll have to let them know I imagined it all.

  5. OKay to start, all changes I made were because of what I had in the house today.
    Did not have green chile peppers OR juice because the stores here in PA have been out of chiles for two months. THey had jalapenos but nothing else. So I use a Tablespoon or two of green salsa
    Same cheese same everything
    Had a can of enchilada mild sauce (red) and used that
    Also I was disappointed I could not get the tortillas to crisp up as they typically do and realized I
    had picked up Low carb. I am not doing that again.

    Positively delicious, was a hit at home

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