copycat-taco-bell-mexican-pizza Aug 17, 2017 23:48:10 GMT -8 Quote Select PostDeselect PostLink to PostMemberGive GiftBack to Top Post by marti on Aug 17, 2017 23:48:10 GMT -8 copycat-taco-bell-mexican-pizza1/2 pound ground beef1/2 teaspoon salt1/8 teaspoon black pepper1/4 teaspoon dried minced onion1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika1 1/2 teaspoon chili powder2 tablespoons water8 (6-inch) flour tortillas1 cup Crisco vegetable shortening1 (16 oz) can refried beans2/3 cup mild salsa1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese1/4 cup diced tomato1/4 cup chopped green onions1/4 cup sliced black olivesBrown the ground beef over medium heat, then drain the excess fat from thepan. Add salt, onions, paprika, black pepper, chili powder and water, thenlet the mixture simmer over medium heat for 8-10 minutes. Stir frequently.Heat the Crisco shortening in a heavy skillet over medium-high heat. If theoil is smoking, it is too hot. Fry each tortilla for about 45 seconds perside, or until golden brown and let drain on paper towels. Heat up therefried beans in a small saucepan. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.To assemble the pizza, spread about 1/3 cup refried beans on face of onetortilla. Next spread 1/4 of meat, then another tortilla. Coat the tortillaswith two tablespoons of salsa, then split up the tomatoes and stack them ontop. Next divide up the cheese, onions and olives, stacking in that order.Place pizzas in the oven for about 10 minutes or until cheese on top ismelted.