Ever have a craving for one of those really bad for you treats like a Mexican Pizza from Taco Bell? Before I went vegan every now and then I would have a Mexican Pizza with all beans, no meat. They are delicious but probably not very healthy. Now you can make your very own Vegan version of this at home. Slightly more healthy than it’s fast food counterpart. This is made with seasoned beans, but if you have it on hand, add a layer of TVP “ground beef”, or gimme lean crumbles to your beans. You can also use store bought tortillas. In fact, we did for the one pictured, but there is also a link to my tortilla recipe if you want to make your own.
Mexican Pizza(Makes 2 mini pizzas)Ingredients:
1 Can Refried or Whole Pinto Beans1/4 tsp Sea Salt1/4 tsp Garlic Powder1/4 tsp Onion Powder1/4 tsp Paprika1 tsp Chili Powder1 Cup Daiya Cheddar Cheese1 Roma Tomato1/8 Cup Green Onions, Chopped1/8 tsp Black Pepper1 Tbsp Safflower OilTofutti Sour Cream (optional)Shredded Lettuce (optional)Directions:
*Drizzle thin layer of oil into frying pan.*Fry each tortilla for about 30-45 seconds on each side over med-high heat. If bubbles form during frying, pop the bubble and press flat. Should be golden brown when ready.*Heat beans up in a small pot.*(If using refried, skip this step) Drain beans and mash with a potato masher or fork. Return to med heat, stirring continuously until all water is cooked out.*Add salt, onion powder, garlic powder, paprika, and chili powder to beans.*Preheat oven to 400 degrees.*Stack each pizza by first spreading beans onto the face of one tortilla, then top with second tortilla. Sprinkle Daiya on top, then add sliced tomato and green onion.*Repeat for second pizza.*Place pizzas side by side on a cookie sheet and cook for about 10-12 minutes. Cheese should be melted on top.