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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!

Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Mexican
Keyword Copycat Taco Bell Mexican Pizza, Taco Bell Mexican Pizza, Taco Bell Pizza
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 568 kcal
Author Stephanie

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 Tablespoon garlic salt
  • ½ Tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 ½ Tablespoons chili powder
  • ½ Tablespoons smoked paprika
  • ½ Tablespoons 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
US Customary - Metric

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Brown the beef in a pan over medium heat and drain any excess grease.
  3. 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.
  4. Remove from heat and set aside.
  5. Spread the refried beans across the top of 4 tortillas, then top with the beef mixture and another tortilla.
  6. 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.
  7. Bake for 10-15 minutes, until the cheese is melted. Serve and enjoy!

Recipe 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 Facts
Copycat Taco Bell Mexican Pizza
Amount Per Serving
Calories 568 Calories from Fat 252
% Daily Value*
Fat 28g43%
Saturated Fat 13g81%
Cholesterol 78mg26%
Sodium 2145mg93%
Potassium 459mg13%
Carbohydrates 48g16%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 28g56%
Vitamin A 2160IU43%
Vitamin C 4.8mg6%
Calcium 386mg39%
Iron 5mg28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.