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gluten-free mexican pizza

Better Than Taco Bell Mexican Pizza

Skip the questionable drive-through line for dinner and make these Better Than Taco Bell Mexican Pizzas at home tonight instead!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course lunch, Main Course
Cuisine tex nex
Servings 4
Calories 327 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 Batch Best Ground Taco Meat (recipe on stie) or 1 lb ground beef and choice of spices
  • 2 C Enchilada Sauce see above for my recipe
  • 1 16 oz Refried Beans
  • 8 Tortillas I use Siete brand
  • 2 C Shredded Cheese
  • 1 Medium Tomates diced
  • ½ C Olives sliced
  • ¼ C Green Onions sliced

Instructions
 

  • Make the ground beef. (See notes above on the ground beef.)
  • Make the enchilada sauce (if you are making it).
  • Toast the tortillas. I use the Siete ones that come frozen, so I toast them in a dry pan over medium heat until they are slightly crispy. (I let them go a little longer than if I was using them for tacos.)
  • Warm the beans.
  • Shred the cheese and chop the vegetables.

Assemble the Mexican Pizza

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  • Place a tortilla on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • Spread a thin layer of refried beans.
  • Add some of the ground beef on top of the beans.
  • Top with another tortilla.
  • Spoon some of the enchilada sauce over the top tortilla.
  • Sprinkle with cheese, tomatoes, and olives.
  • Bake in the preheated oven until the cheese is melted. This should be about 10 minutes.
  • Remove the Mexican pizzas from the oven, top with green onions, slice, and enjoy! 

Notes

Tortillas – I always use the Siete Brand grain-free tortillas. I like to lightly toast them before I assemble and bake the Mexican pizzas, so they have that classic crunch.
Ground Beef – When I make these, I always use my Best Ground Taco Meat. I will just leave the vegetables out, and then I get the good taco seasoning on the meat.
Also, Taco Bell uses a very fine chop on their ground beef. To get that real nostalgia, I will pulse the meat in the food processor a few times once it’s cooked. Feel free to skip this step; it will still be delicious.
Refried Beans – Watch your ingredients as gluten and grains can hide easily in store-bought refried beans. I always look for ones that are simply beans, lard, and salt and avoid ones that say vinegar or any other ingredient since most are not often labeled gluten-free.
Enchilada Sauce – If you can get a gluten-free one you love, feel free to use it. Siete recently released their grain-free version that I recommend. Otherwise, you can make a super simple but delicious one yourself. (See mine above)
 
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