Have you been having a craving for Taco Bell food, but want to make it at home? There are LOTS of reasons you might want to do so. The first of all is that by making it yourself you know exactly what goes into your family’s food. And while Taco Bell is already pretty inexpensive, you really can’t beat making your own at home.
A standard Taco Bell menu item that is easy to make at home is this copycat Taco Bell Mexican Pizza recipe. There are a few secrets to make your homemade creations taste similar to what you get in the restaurant. The first is the type of seasoning you use. Luckily, Taco Bell sells their own brand of Taco Bell seasoning mix which you can get in your local store or on Amazon. Not only can you buy Taco Bell brand Taco Seasoning, but you can also buy Taco Bell Original Refried Beans.
Another secret for making your final recipe taste like a true Taco Bell copycat is that they chop their beef very finely. To replicate that, I recommend running the beef through a food processor. Since this step adds some time to creating your recipe, I find it helpful to cook enough beef for 2, 3 or 4 batches of this recipe. Put all the extra in the freezer in 1/2 pound packages. Then, next time you’re ready to make your pizzas you can just defrost, heat and continue with the recipe. This meat is also perfect for taco night!
Copycat Taco Bell Mexican Pizza Recipe
1/2 lb Ground Beef
1/2 package Taco Seasoning Mix (I recommend Taco Bell brand seasoning)
2 tbsp Water
8 White Corn Tortillas
16 oz Refried Beans (Taco Bell Brand recommended)
1/3 cup Enchilada Sauce
1/3 cup Thick and Chunky Salsa
1 cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese
1 cup Shredded Monterey Jack Cheese
1/4 cup diced Tomatoes
1/4 cup slice Green Onion (green parts only)
1/4 cup Sliced Black Olives
Vegetable Oil for Frying
Brown ground beef in a skillet.
Drain excess fat.
Add water and taco seasoning. Mix well.
Allow to simmer for 10 minutes on low.
Remove from heat.
Transfer taco meat tofood processor and run until it is a fine consistency.
Heat oil to 375 degrees on stovetop.
Fry each tortilla for 30-45 seconds on each side and set on paper towels or clean paper bag to drain.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Spread 1-2 tablespoons of beans on 4 tortillas.
Top beans with the meat mixture.
Top each of these with the remaining tortillas.
Top these tortillas with a blend of enchilada sauce and salsa.
Next add both cheeses.
Then top with tomatoes and olives.
Add green onion slices.
Bake in oven for 5-10 minutes or until cheese is melted.
- 1/2 lb Ground Beef
- 1/2 package Taco Seasoning Mix (I recommend Taco Bell brand seasoning)
- 2 tbsp Water
- 8 White Corn Tortillas
- 16 oz Refried Beans (Taco Bell Brand recommended)
- 1/3 cup Enchilada Sauce
- 1/3 cup Thick and Chunky Salsa
- 1 cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese
- 1 cup Shredded Monterey Jack Cheese
- 1/4 cup diced Tomatoes
- 1/4 cup slice Green Onion (green end)
- 1/4 cup Sliced Black Olives
- Vegetable Oil for Frying
- Brown ground beef in a skillet.
- Drain excess fat.
- Add water and taco seasoning. Mix well.
- Allow to simmer for 10 minutes on low.
- Remove from heat.
- Transfer taco meat to food processor and run until it is a fine consistency.
- Heat Oil to 375 on stovetop.
- Fry each tortilla for 30-45 seconds on each side and set on paper towels or paper bag to drain.
- Preheat oven to 400.
- Spread 1-2 tablespoons of beans on 4 tortillas.
- Top beans with the meat mixture.
- Top each of these with the remaining tortillas.
- Top these tortillas with a blend of enchilada sauce and salsa.
- Next add a mixture of the cheeses.
- Then top with tomatoes and olives.
- Optionally add green onion slices.
- Bake in oven for 5-10 minutes or until cheese is melted.