Mexico’s exotic dishes are vastly popular in different restaurant chains and for family dinners. There are the burritos, enchiladas, tacos, and quesadillas, which are known mostly for the spices, varied flavour, and colourful garnishes that are the distinct qualities of authentic Mexican cuisine.
Now, combine the idea of something Mexican with “pizza” and you have a delicious meal of corn totillas topped with meat, chilli pepper, shredded cheese and basically all the taco toppings that you love.
You can make Mexican pizza even with just leftover tortillas, taco beans, and meat, and then other ingredients that you have on hand. It’s a good dish to try, especially if you love Mexican food and are tired of the old standby’s.
You can find the recipe for Mexican pizza below. It uses alternatives, such as extra-lean ground beef instead of the ordinary kind and baking the tortillas instead of frying, to lessen the calorie count and make it way more healthier, so you can enjoy more Mexican goodness without guilt.
HEALTHY MEXICAN PIZZA
448 g vegan or low-fat refried beans
255 g extra-lean ground beef
1 package taco seasoning mix
6 6-inch corn tortillas
225 g low-fat cheddar cheese, shredded
86 g light sour cream
2 roma (plum) tomatoes, chopped
2 green onions, chopped
1 can of diced green chillies, drained
8 g black olives, sliced
- Preheat oven to 200ºC
- In a large pan, cook beef until evenly browned. Stir in seasoning packet.
- Layer each tortilla with beans and beef. Top a second tortilla and sprinkle with cheese.
- Bake tortillas in the preheated oven for about 10 minutes or until cheese has melted.
- Arrange tortillas on plates and top them with sour cream, tomatoes, green onions, chillies, and olives. Let cool slightly before cutting into wedges.
You can cut the tortillas in slices and serve as appetizers or leave it whole as a main dish. The best thing about this Mexican pizza is that you can adjust it to different tastes, add more or lessen toppings and cheese, or use more Mexican hot sauce and hot chilli powder.
This healthy Mexican pizza is incredibly easy to make, you can even do it as a last-minute meal. It also tastes so good, it’ll surely be a hit in your house and your family might even ask for it to be a regular family dish!