One of my all time favorites from Taco Bell used to be their Mexican pizzas. Then I gave up fast food … it’s one dish I haven’t had in well over ten years … it’s still amazingly delicious in my head. My belly on the other hand would turn over with the suggestion of fast food — without serious consideration!
There are a limited number of fast food places I can now eat without getting immediately ill. I mean, we’re talking a total of 2 places! It’s crazy to think of what a huge fast food junkie I was and how it turned completely around. I’m saving time, I’m saving money … even all these years later :O) To be quite honest, I don’t remember what those days really were like. I have memories with friends and family, but nothing that focuses on anything surrounding food. I do know that at some point in my heaviest of times everything I did was centered around food. I’m very proud to have changed that. Now my life is centered around happiness, and quality time with family and friends.
Ok, enough chatter … onto some delicious cooking and the reason for this rambling. I found a recipe for Mexi-Pizza online, and have modified it just a bit for me. There were quite a few extra steps in the pizza prep that were just too much trouble for me. I simplified it, and it’s close enough to a Taco Bell Mexican Pizza I could eat it every day!
6 Whole Wheat Flour Tortillas
1 lb Lean Ground Turkey
1 package low salt Taco Seasoning
3/4 C Water
1 can Fat Free Refried Beans
Medium to Hot Taco Sauce
1 Tomato, diced
Mexican blend grated cheese
- Brown turkey in a medium skillet, over medium-high heat.
- Prepare the meat with the taco seasoning as it calls for on the package.
- Heat up the refried beans, if necessary, add a bit of water to thin it out.
- Broil each tortilla brushed with EVOO on low for 4-6 minutes, until it starts to puff.
- Assemble pizzas: tortilla, add beans and meat, then top with second tortilla. Top the second tortilla with tomatoes, red sauce and cheese.
- Place each pizza on a cooking sheet, and bake for 10 minutes or until cheese is melted.
To really make these authentic, cut into four pieces, and …