Taco Bell Mexican Pizza Copycat

What you need:

  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. minced onions (I did more - love me some onions!)
  • 1/2 tsp. paprika
  • 3 tsp. chili powder (original recipe person recommends Spanish)
  • 2 to 4 tbsp. water
  • 8 flour tortillas (6 inch)
  • 1 cup cooking oil
  • 1 can refried beans
  • 1/2 cup tomatoes, diced
  • 3/4 cup picante sauce or salsa
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1/4 cup green onions, choppedĀ 
  • Shredded lettuce for serving, if desired


  1. Cook the ground beef over medium high heat until brown, then drain.
  2. Add salt, onions, paprika, chili powder, and water. Let mixture simmer over medium heat for 10 minutes, stirring often.
  3. Heat refried beans.
  4. Heat oil in frying pan over medium high heat.
  5. When oil is hot, fry each tortilla for about 30 to 45 seconds per side. Be sure to pop any bubbles that form. Drain on a paper towel.
  6. To assemble: On a baking sheet, lay a tortilla down. Add 1/3 cup beans and spread. Then add meat. Add another tortilla. Then layer picante sauce or salsa, tomato, cheese, and green onions in that order.
  7. Bake in a preheated 400* oven for 8 to 10 minutes.
Recipe adapted slightly from Food