Thursday, January 26, 2012

Mexican Layered Pizza

Last week, I was trying to figure out what we were going to have for dinner and after checking to see what ingredients we had, I decided to make a Mexican pizza. Have you ever had one of those from Taco Bell? I haven't, but I remember my mom getting them when I was little. All I remembered was that there were layers of tortillas, so I went from there. This turned out to be really good, and easy. You can keep it simple like I have, or add in onions, olives, jalapenos, etc. whatever you want. And the other fun thing you can do is top it with whatever you want too. 

Mexican Pizza
from This Mommy Cooks

1 pound ground beef/turkey
1- 8ounce block of cream cheese
1- small can chopped green chilies
2 cups shredded cheddar or Mexican cheese, divided
1 can black beans
4 flour tortillas, burrito size
enchilada sauce (your choice, I used Trader Joes)

optional toppings:
sour cream
or anything else you like

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. 

Brown hamburger meat, drain fat, and set aside. Wipe skillet clean and begin to soften cream cheese. Let cream cheese soften over low heat, stir often to keep from scalding. Add can of chopped green chilies to skillet with cream cheese. As cream cheese and chilies soften, add in hamburger meat. Stir to coat all of the meat with the cream cheese mixture. In another pot warm black beans. If you prefer refried beans instead, you may use them here.

Spray 8x8 baking dish with nonstick spray. Place one of the flour tortillas in the bottom of the dish. Spoon one-third of the meat mixture on top of the tortilla. Next, spoon one-third of the black beans on top of the meat and then top the beans with 1/2 cup of the shredded cheese. Repeat this process two more times and top with last tortilla. 

Pour enchilada sauce on top of Mexican pizza and top with remaining 1/2 cup of shredded cheese. Place in preheated oven for 10 minutes until cheese is melted and sauce is bubbling.

Serve warm and top with your favorite toppings. 

This is linked to It's a Keeper.

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