Friday, February 21, 2020

Mexican pizza

Sometimes in life we need that ultra quick meal to get on the table.  It might be because you are just stone tired and can’t fathom making anything complicated.  Or it just might be that life got in the way and you have no time.  No matter the reason, this recipe is the perfect recipe for a quick meal to throw together.  Even better, it is delicious.

Just the other night I made this recipe and Jason asked me what we were having.  I answered “Mexican Pizza” and he asked skeptically, “Do I like it?”.  I assured him that he had told me he liked it before.  A few minutes later he walked into the kitchen and saw what I was preparing and his reaction had me grinning.  “Oh yeah!,”  He happily exclaimed.   “I remember this meal now!  I like this!” 

So you see….winner!  What’s better, I can have this meal prepped and ready for the oven in about 5-10 minutes….TOPS!  

Mexican Pizza


3 flour tortilla
1 can (14 oz) refried beans
2 cups fat free salsa
2 cups Shredded Cheddar cheese

1.        Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2.       On a baking sheet place one flour tortilla. 
3.        Spread 1/3 of refried beans over the tortilla.  Cover the beans with 1/3 of the salsa and top with 1/3 of the cheese. (making sure to get beans, salsa and cheese completely to the edges)
4.       Repeat with two more layers.
5.       Bake for 15-20 minutes or until the cheese is bubbly and golden.
6.       Serve immediately.   Can be served with Sour cream and salsa (I also have used taco sauce)

You can add onions, green peppers,corn or any veggies to your beans….just saute them in a pan before adding them to the beans.

Spreading the refried beans can be easier if you heat them in a pan.  (I am usually tired and strapped for time so chose to just spread them straight out of the can!)

Enjoy this recipe…it really can’t get any easier or more delicious!  

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Mrs Swan said...

Mexican lasagna is what I called this when I made something similar years ago. Or enchilada lasanga if I added enchilada sauce instead of salsa. My quick go to is omelets.

Shelley said...

What a great idea - I'm going to make this on one of our late dinner nights!

Anonymous said...

I do something similar. I toast a GF corn tortilla, top with fat free vegetarian retried beans, top with slaw & salsa. I never thought to bake them. Maybe if I called them pizza my husband would like them!

Paula C