Sunday, October 28, 2012

Copy Cat Taco Bell Mexican Pizza

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I found this recipe from The Cheerful Madhouse on Pinterest a few months ago for Copy Cat Taco Bell Mexican Pizza's.  Do you remember these?  I never tried them when Taco bell was serving them but my husband remembered them.  He said they were great!  So of course I just had to try them.  I made them for dinner and everybody loved them.  Total Hit!  You need to try them too.  And I'll even come to dinner so I can compare them with mine, okay?

Here's what you need:
1 pound ground beef (I use an 80/20 or 85/15 for the most flavor)
1 package Taco Bell taco seasoning (I get mine a Winco)
1/4 cup water
vegetable oil for frying
10  - 6 to 8 inch flour tortillas (soft taco or fajita size)
1 - 16oz. can refried beans
3/4 cup salsa
1-1/2 cups shredded Colby Jack cheese
1/4 cup green onions, diced

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Line a baking sheet with brown paper bags then paper towels for the tortillas.

Brown ground beef in a skillet over medium high heat until no longer pink.  Heat the beans at the same time.
Drain off an excess fat and pour in the taco seasoning and water.  Mix until combined well.
Bring to a boil then reduce to a simmer and cook on low for 10 minutes.

Place a cooling rack in a baking sheet and set aside.

Heat about 1/2 - 1 inch of vegetable oil in a large pan over medium high heat until it sizzles when the back of a wooden spoon is inserted into the hot oil.

Fry tortillas, one at a time, for 30 seconds on each side or until brown and crispy then flip and repeat on the other side.

When crispy, remove to the paper bag/towel covered baking sheet to drain, keeping them as flat as possible.

Place a cooling rack onto a baking sheet and place five of the tortillas on top.
Spread 2 - 3 Tablespoonful's of beans on each tortilla then top with 1/4 cup seasoned beef.
Top with the remaining 5 tortillas and spread each with 2 Tbs. of the salsa.
Sprinkle the cheese evenly over the top of all 5 pizza's then sprinkle with the diced green onions.  Bake for 8 minutes or until the cheese is all melty.
Serve with sour cream, hot sauce, and any other condiments you would like to.  YUM!


Serves - 5 pizzas
Here is the handy printable - Copy Cat Taco Bell Mexican Pizza
Recipe adapted from The Cheerful Madhouse 

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  1. Newest follower here! I found you through the Monday link up! Cute blog, I can’t wait to read more!

  2. Looks so cheesey and delicious! Nothing beats the tsate of a freshly fried flour tortilla!

  3. I don't remember these - but I bet my kids would LOVE them Taco Tuesday - here we come:)

  4. Yum! This sounds amazing, Michelle! Pinning and can't wait to try :)

  5. This sounds delicious. I am not a huge fan of Taco Bell but have ALWAYS love the mexican pizza there.

  6. this looks easy enough, and delicious too! i'll have to give it a try. thanks for sharing the recipe : )

  7. Kind of like a tostada. This may be my lunch tomorrow, I have all the ingredients.

  8. Taco Bell is a serious weakness of this recipe!

    Thanks for sharing it at our Linky Party!

  9. For the longest time I would only eat Mexican Pizza from Taco Bell. Now I can make it at home :-)

  10. Totally making this for the teen boys... thanks for sharing this on foodie friday.

  11. I have got to make these. This is what I order every time I go to Taco Bell! Thanks so much for sharing on "I GottaTry That"

    Have a great Thanksgiving.


  12. Wishing you and your family a very Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you soon!
    Miz Helen

  13. Michelle,
    Taco Bell Mexican Pizzas are my FAVORITE item from taco bell! Thank you so much for sharing this on Marvelous Mondays. I will be featuring this on my blog tonight along with this week's party post. I hope to see you at the party again!


  14. This looks fantastic! Thanks so much for sharing! I've featured it on this week's Bulletin Board over on the Mrs - come on by & check it out! :)


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  16. Sorry, accidentally linked up a recipe! This looks delicious! Thank you for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday!

  17. Thanks for sharing on Thursdays Treasures. Your Mexican pizzas look so good.

  18. Will have to add it to our recipes to try. Every week, we have "Taco Tuesday," so this should fit right in!

  19. Just ran across your site Michelle, love it :) You make all the food I used to eat when I was quite a bit younger and could eat, eat, eat and not gain weight! I haven't eaten anything this delicious in probably 20 years, lol I'm going to follow your recipes though. It's kind of like dreaming of what I can eat in heaven!


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