People are losing their minds over Taco Bell’s decision to ditch a bunch of items including the Mexican Pizza from the menu. The reason: The packaging has a huge environmental impact and Mexican Pizzas alone use more than seven million pounds of paperboard per year. So as of November 5th, the Mexican Pizza is going away. No more stoner stops at 2am to get your favorite Mexican Pizza, but there is a way to make it at home, and it’ll probably taste as good if not better.
I’m going to share my simple recreation for you to make at home. All the ingredients can easily be found in your local grocery store.
ROCKER BELL MEXICAN STYLE PIZZA
One Package of 7 inch tortillas
1 lb ground beef
salt & pepper
1 tsp each of onion powder & garlic powder
2 tsp each of cumin & chili powder
1 can of refried beans
1 large tomato (diced)
a small can of green chiles
A jar of enchilada sauce
1 package of shredded Mexican blend cheese
Brown the beef in a pan over medium heat and drain the excess fat. Add the onion powder, garlic powder, cumin, chili powder and salt and pepper to taste. Remove from heat and set aside. Take a frying pan and add a tablespoon or 2 of vegetable oil and heat the oil until it’s hot. Add the tortillas one at a time to the oil and fry on each side for about a minute or 2 or until desired crispiness.
Spread the refried beans across the top of the tortillas, then top with the beef mixture and top it with another tortilla. Add the desired amount of enchilada sauce. Add the desired amount of cheese and bake in a 400 degree oven until the cheese melts.
Top with black olives, tomatoes, green chiles and a dollop of sour cream. – Grab a cold beer and enjoy