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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

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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!

Ingredients

  • 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

Cheese

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

Instructions

  • 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!

Notes

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.
 

Nutrition

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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45 comments on “Copycat Taco Bell Mexican Pizza”

  1. This looks sooooo yummy! My brother is a big taco bell fan, and so is my family! They would love me forever if I made this. I will have to give it a try. 🙂

  2. Congratulations girlie!! I chose this post as one of my features for the Friday Favorites link party tomorrow night at 9pm (EST) 🙂

  3. Hahaha! You made me really laugh, Steph. I mostly decide even when I am with friends – I should get what I want or else there will be war! Bwahahaha! I don’t always get fixed decision what to eat – it changes in minutes and not only ones. It’s crazy, yes? Ahh, I am glad that I am not the only one.

    These look so good – I am adding to my list again. I think I am full of recipes to try now. 😛 Have a lovely week, Steph. xx

    • Hey Jhuls!!! I know……my food cravings change within minutes TOO! It’s rare that I’m completely decisive all day long but I love it when I am, eases the stress of choosing a place to go!! 😉 You have a great week too my friend!! 🙂

  4. This looks awesome!! 😀 I have had cravings for pizza and this probably tripled it! I have to admit I haven’t been to Taco Bell, but now I can make these at home! 🙂

    • Thanks Dini!! I ate these so fast, it was bad… I didn’t expect them to be quite as good as they were! OOPS! I’ll have to be careful next time I make them, ha!

  5. Pizza is my favorite and this one is amazing…

  6. I used to go to taco bell (after the bars at 2:30 a.m.). Since I can’t stay up that late anymore (work hours inserted here) I haven’t been in a while. I don’t think I need to. I would be happy just making this! YUM!

  7. Yummy!! My youngest son would love this recipe! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  8. It’s obviously been a very long time since I visited a Taco Bell because they didn’t have this the last time I was there. The only thing I can remember is nachos bell grande. 🙂

    I would choose this mexican pizza for sure so maybe I should give this beauty a try as I’ve been craving Mexican food all week.

    • Maureeeeen! I ALWAYS get the nachos bell grande!! Every time! I LOVE it. I’ve been craving Mexican food all week too, I think it’s all this Cinco De Mayo talk. Thank god I’m going out for Mexican at lunch!! 🙂

  9. LMAO I love that Notebook video clip… and it’s soooooo Josh and I when we try to pick where to eat dinner. We both get very HANGRY, so it’s never pretty if we don’t pick somewhere quickly lol. I can never decide either, when I was pregnant I would literally want one thing from several different restaurants… small pizza from a local pizza place, chips and salsa from a mexican restaurant, and fried pickles from a pub near us. LOL. I wish I had an excuse to eat like that again! This Mexican Pizza looks fan-freaking-tastic!! I love that you used pizza sauce 😀

    • HAHAHA that sounds JUST like me, and I don’t have any pregnant experience to back it up… just a biiiiig appetite 😉 Glad I’m not alone!

  10. Ahhhh hahahahaahhahahahahha. Decisions are HARD! I’d totally let Dan decide, although he’s also the man who could and WOULD eat tacos and burritos every single day for the rest of his life if I let him!! We actually started keeping a list of restaurants we want to go to on my phone so neither of us need to choose!! Is it weird I want one of these pizzas right now and it’s only 8:30 in the morning?!

    • omg keeping a list on your phone, that’s GENIUS! We have sometimes made a list on the fly and then we take turns crossing them out until we have one left, LOL we’re such dorks!!

      I think I DID eat this at 8:30 one morning because I had some leftover, LOL (really.)

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