Taco Bell Mexican Pizza

posted by RisaG 12-26-98 5:25 PM

* Exported from MasterCook *

Taco Bell Mexican Pizza

Recipe By : TopSecretRecipes Lite! by Todd Wilbur
Serving Size : 4 Preparation Time :0:00
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Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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1/2 lb. ground beef -- super-lean
2 tbsp. all-purpose flour
3/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. dried minced onions
1/4 tsp. paprika
1 1/2 tsp. chili powder
dash garlic powder
dash onion powder
1/4 cup water
8 (6 inch) flour tortillas -- fat-free
vegetable oil cooking spray
1 1/3 cups fat free refried beans
2/3 cup mild picante sauce
1/2 cup reduced fat shredded Cheddar cheese
1/2 cup reduced fat shredded Monterey Jack cheese
1 medium tomato -- diced
1/4 cup scallions -- chopped


Preheat oven to 375F.

In a medium bowl, combine the super-lean ground beef with the flour, salt, minced onion, paprika, chili powder, garlic powder, and onion powder. Use your hands to thoroughly incorporate everything into the ground beef.

Preheat a skillet over medium/low heat and add the ground beef mixture to the pan along with the water; brown the meat mixture for 5-6 minutes, using a wooden spoon or spatula to break up the meat as it cooks.

Spray both sides of each tortilla with a light coating of oil cooking spray. Place the tortillas onto baking sheets and bake for 10-12 minutes or until the tortillas are crispy and golden brown. Turn them over halfway through the cooking time, and pop any air bubbles if the tortillas begin to inflate. Keep the oven hot.

Heat up the refried beans in a small saucepan over medium/low heat, or in the microwave for 2-3 minutes, or until hot.

Assemble each pizza by first spreading about 1/3 cup of refried beans on the face of a tortilla. Spread one-quarter of the meat mixture over the beans. Place on another tortilla, sandwiching the meat and beans between the two tortillas. Coat the top tortilla with about 2 tbsp salsa.

Mix the two cheeses together and sprinkle about 1/2 cup over the top of the pizza. Put a heaping tbsp of diced tomato and garnish the pizza with the scallions. Repeat the process with the remaining ingredients.

Bake the pizzas on a baking sheet for 8-12 minutes or until the cheese on top is melted. Cut each pizza into quarters and serve hot.

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