Hi friends! I've got a super quick and super easy meal idea for you today. In my house, we're big fans of both Mexican and Italian food, and this recipe for Easy Mexican Pizza combines the best of both worlds. And since you can use left over taco or burrito filling, it's also very budget friendly too.
So the next time you're craving pizza, skip the delivery, and make this Mexitalian version instead!
I think I've told you before that my kids absolutely love burritos. Really, they'll eat almost anything if I put it in a wrap. And, they pretty much feel the same way about pizza. So, when I was looking for quick and easy meals to make on weeknights, it just seemed natural to want to combine the two favorites into one fuss-free dinner.
And the best part is that you're basically serving leftovers -- with a tasty twist. You can use the same tortillas, salsa, cheese, meat and beans that were used to make the burritos and just kind of repurpose them. Just think of this meal as upcycling for foodies! Okay, maybe that's a stretch, but you get the idea.
And the twist is that you also use a layer of mozzarella or provolone cheese and Italian spices to give this pizza a very unique flavor.
Ingredients for Mexican Pizza
- About 2 ½ cups of cooked ground beef and black beans, heated up
- 3 large flour tortillas
- 1 cup salsa ( you can use homemade salsa or your favorite brand.)
- 9 slices provolone or mozzarella cheese
- 2 cups shredded cheddar or Mexican blend cheese
- 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
- Parmesan cheese and diced tomatoes for garnish, if desired
This Mexican pizza is definitely a family favorite. You get a bit of spice from the salsa, lots of ooey, gooey cheese, the classic combo of beef and beans, and the unexpected flavor of Italian spices at the end.
They only take a few minutes to make and about just as long to disappear -- the kids love 'em!
You can also add or subtract some ingredients to suit your own tastes.
It's flavorful, filling and completely satisfying. And did I mention that it's a very budget friendly dinner?
Have you ever had a Mexican Pizza before? If not, I hope you'll give this one a try.
Thanks a bunch for visiting me today!
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