Taco Pizza

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound of ground beef
  • 1 pack of taco seasoning mix
  • 1 can of refried beans
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons of water
  • 4 large flour tortillas
  • 1 tablespoon of unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons of unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 cup of finely shredded four cheese Mexican

Garnish:

  • sliced pickled jalapenos
  • sliced black olives (alternative to jalapenos if you’re not into spicy foods)

Preparation Instructions:

Heat up the olive oil in a deep frying pan and add the ground beef.  Cook and break apart until it’s all brown.  Remove from stove, pour into colander over sink to drain out all the liquid.  Pour back into the pan and onto stove over medium heat.  Add one tablespoon of butter, stir, and then add one packet of taco seasoning mix.  Add refried beans and water to the ground beef and stir well.  Cook on low heat for about 8-10 minutes.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

While that’s cooking, cut out the tortillas into (3 from each tortilla) mini tortillas (about 3 inches in diameter) to fit your pan.  I didn’t have cupcake pans on hand so I used my whoopie pie pan.  I used a sugar container lid as a template and cut around with a sharp-tipped knife but if you have a cookie cutter, that’s ideal.  We just moved in so we’re still working on adding on to our kitchen inventory.

Turn off the stove and set the pan aside to cool slightly. Brush pan with melted butter and place mini tortillas into slots.  Scoop in a spoonful of the delicious bean and beef mixture onto each tortilla and sprinkle with cheese.  Put in the oven and bake for 20 minutes.  Remove and let cool for 5 minutes.  Plate, garnish, and serve!