Taco Bell Style Mexican Pizza

Posted on: February 27th, 2011 by missycoppage 3 Comments

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)

Vegan Mexican Pizza - Taco Bell Style

Ingredients:

1 Can Refried or Whole Pinto Beans
1/4 tsp Sea Salt
1/4 tsp Garlic Powder
1/4 tsp Onion Powder
1/4 tsp Paprika
1 tsp Chili Powder
1 Cup Daiya Cheddar Cheese
1 Roma Tomato
1/8 Cup Green Onions, Chopped
1/8 tsp Black Pepper
1 Tbsp Safflower Oil
Tofutti 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.
*Remove and let cool slightly before topping with shredded lettuce and sour cream.


3 Responses

  1. Peace Love and Leener says:

    Mmm, that sounds amazing! I know what I'm making for dinner tomorrow!

  2. Doob says:

    Never used fake cheese. I use mashed beans, and put a layer of salsa under that. Then add veggies to the beans. This is the top layer. This is baked for 15 mins.

  3. Shadow says:

    Mexican pizzas sure are craveable. I make something very similar to this recipe, but instead of Daiya, which can be hard to find, I like to make cashew cream. Plain vegan yogurt works well as a sour cream substitute too.

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