Do you love the Taco Bell Mexican Pizza? It is a tasty Mexican treat that you are sure to enjoy. They are simple to make and so tasty.
I bet you have tried this amazing Taco Bell Menu item at this fast-food restaurant we all love. I think this is one of the most creative entrees they sell.
If you haven’t tried this before, you have been missing out on what I think is one of the better menu items at Taco Bell.
What I love about recreating your restaurant recipes at home is you can use wholesome natural ingredients and then make them with ingredients you love. And you can modify the recipe if you would like to.
Here’s a list of what you need:
- Flour tortillas
- Taco Bell meat
- Taco Bell sauce
- Refried beans
- Shredded cheese
- Green onion
- Vegetable oil for frying
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How to Make Taco Bell Mexican Pizza
- Heat vegetable oil to 350 degrees in a skillet.
- Place 1 tortilla into the hot oil. Cook for about 30 to 60 seconds until the shell crisps.
- Remove the crispy tortilla from the oil and place it on a wire rack.
- Repeat with remaining tortillas.
- Spread refried beans onto six of the shells.
- Sprinkle seasoned and cooked ground beef over the refried beans.
- Sprinkle cheese on top of the ground beef.
- Place a cooked shell to the top of the ground beef and cheese layer.
- Sprinkle cheese on top.
- Microwave for about 30 seconds or until the cheese melts.
- Sprinkle diced tomatoes and green onions on top.
Here you might want to add some additional taco sauce, or some chopped onions, or pile this Mexican pizza with fresh lettuce.
This Mexican Pizza is an excellent take on the traditional pizza. Flour tortillas are fried to take the place of your everyday pizza shells.
This pizza is filled with Taco Bell seasoned ground beef. You can also find the Taco Bell sauce on this famous Taco Bell menu item.
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Taco Bell Mexican Pizza
- 12 flour tortillas
- 1 recipe seasoned meat
- 1 recipe Taco Bell Sauce
- 14 ounces refried beans
- 12 ounces shredded cheese
- 1/2 cup tomatoes chopped
- 1/4 cup green onion tops only, chopped
- vegetable oil for frying
Make the "pizza" shells
- Heat about 1/2 inch of vegetable oil in a 10-inch skillet. Heat the oil to 350 degrees. When the oil is hot place 1 tortilla into the hot oil. Cook for about 30 to 60 seconds until the shell crisps.
- When the tortilla is crispy, remove it from the oil and drain it on a wire rack.
- Repeat with remaining tortillas.
Making the pizzas
- Spread two tablespoons of refried beans onto six of the fried tortillas.
- Sprinkle two tablespoons of seasoned and cooked ground beef over the refried beans.
- Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of shredded cheese on top of the ground beef.
- Add a fried tortilla to the top of the ground beef and cheese layer.
- Sprinkle two tablespoons of cheese on top of the tortilla. Microwave for about 30 seconds, just until the cheese melts.
- Add diced tomatoes and green onions to the top of the cheese on each of the pizzas.
Ok. Found this with a quick “taco bell mexican pizza ingredients” search in the results list by tacobell.com…
Taco Bell Mexican Pizza is 2 Crispy flour shells layered with beans, seasoned beef, pizza sauce, tomatoes and melted three cheese blend.
So I’m guessing one of two things. 1. You thought crunchy shells were corn and crispy were flour. (Guess what. Fried flour shells are crispy). Or 2. The restaurant you were getting them at was using tostada shells in place of the flour shells. In which case you should immediately file a lawsuit against said restaurant for depriving you of a real Taco Bell Mexican Pizza. Just sayin.
For those saying they use corn tortillas, are you saying that because its crunchy? When we say flour tortillas, we’re not talking soft flour tortillas, we’re talking fried flour tortillas- light and crispy. I’ve eaten Mexican pizzas in Minnesota, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, Georgia, and Florida, and I’ve never had one with a corn tortilla. And if you’ve really had one with a corn tortilla and you think the Mexican pizza is delicious, it’s probably best they were discontinued before you had one with a flour tortilla. Ten times better than a corn tortilla would be. Trust me.
Aaaaaactually, for those who are arguing, Taco Bell uses a flour/corn blend tortilla for its Mexican Pizza tortilla shell.. so everyone’s right! 😉
Also the sauce that they use for the Mexican Pizza is different from their other sauces. It contains (as another commenter mentions) diced tomatoes, along with diced green chilies, onions, sugar, tomato paste, spices, salt, paprika, garlic powder and onion powder, among other additives (pulled from the Taco Bell nutritional information on their website).
“Taco Bell Mexican Pizza is 2 Crispy flour shells layered with beans, seasoned beef, pizza sauce, tomatoes and melted three cheese blend.”
Straight from tacobell.com
If you were cheated by a restaurant that was using tostada shells, you should file a lawsuit against said restaurant immediately, but at the same time be thankful because they probably saved you 20-40 pounds as they are 10 times more delicious with flour tortillas. (I had one with corn once when my store ws out of flour tortillas)
This is great! Love these… However, i do believe the taco bell ones have some kind of adobo sauce or adobo tomatoes on them. They’re my favorite part of a Mexican Pizza. Lol
You are correct. There is a sauce on the top shell, then the cheese (yellow and white) and green onions… It really is a shame that this menu item is gone forever.
The Mexican Pizza was my staple item at Taco Bell! It was my pregnancy craving item too…no reason for me to go back to Taco Bell for the family without it😢
They still have the Mexican pizza where I live. Weird that it’s been disco’d other places.
You are lucky!
GENIUS! I don’t eat cheese, so I make my own pizzas and always wonder how to give more zing! Thank you for the idea of adding the Taco Spice!
I tried with a fried corn tortilla and thought it was tough. I prefer fried, tender, flour tortillas as we have all over Oregon and Washington. This recipe is good.
Both work well, Taco Bell uses the corn, but I am with you, I personally like the flour tortillas.
I’m pretty sure it’s a fried flour tortilla that Taco Bell used before they tragically discontinued the best item on their menu that has been a staple since 1985. When it was first introduced it was called the Pizzazz Pizza. It became the Mexican Pizza in 1988… OMG, why do I know this??? 🙂
I stand corrected on the corn tortillas… I guess it depends on what part of the country you live in. I always felt that the flour tortillas are what distinguished the Mexican Pizza from a standard old tostada.
We had mexican Pizza at Taco Bell in Navarre Florida Area last week and they used Corn Tortillas
I guess it depends on where you live and your Taco Bell, but here in Florida the Mexican pizza’s are made from flour. Gonna try this recipe tonight, just cut amount for smaller family.
The Taco bell I frequent does use corn tortillas…….sorry maybe different part of the country. Thank you.!!
My taco bell uses those as well. I haven’t ever gotten one anywhere in the United States with a flour one
I have never been to a Taco Bell that used corn tortillas for the Mexican pizza.
LOVE this recipe! Do you have a Pin on Pinterest for it? I save all of my favorite recipes so I can find them easily.
You can create your own pin for it. They have an option to have the Chrome extension where there’s a little Pinterest logo by your search bar. Then when you find something you want to pin, you can click on it to pin the item for you.
How do you cook the tortilla shells?
You fry them in a pan with some oil.
Stephanie…this is one of just a few items I love at Taco Bell. I just scanned my cupboards and found everything I need to make these for hubby and me tonight. THANK YOU!!!!
You and be both 😉
I use the Azteca Taco Salad shells, just leave them flat instead of putting on the salad form! And I add black,olives and jalapenos! So yummy!!!!
Cant wait to try the Pizza. YUM!
I enjoy your BLOG, so-ooo very much. Keep up the good work.
gonna try these today for a quick lunch…
Thank you Pam~
has anyone tried air frying the tortilla??? if so how?
You will have to spray with some oil, or it is going to dry out and become crisp, not brown and crisp.
OMG delicious! mex pizza is the only item i eat at taco bell. i use only cheddar, but i add cilantro…talk about n xtra layer o flavor, its an amazing addition!! also, i add my sauce to the actual beef mixture in addition to on the top and a dollop of sour cream! experiment with the original and make of your own!! im in love w this site! every recipe i have tried has been spot on!
The recipe looks and sounds good.
Hey one thing the taco bell Mexican pizza does not have a flour tortilla, it is a corn tortilla and also it’s not a 12 inch tortilla its a 6 inch corn tortilla!!
The recipe states 12 6″ flour tortillas, ya goof! And Taco Bell uses a flour tortilla for their Mexican Pizzas.
Nikki Ourand Lambert
Taco Bell uses flour tortillas for their Mexican Pizza.
Flour tortillas are what they use.
I had one tue night and it didn’t have a flour one. It was corn. I have never had a flour one anywhere in the United States. And trust me i eat more than my share of taco bell and Mexican pizza
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