Taco Bell loves to play with our emotions. They will take away a favorite menu item, only to return it months or years later. Then they remove it from their menu again. It can be hard to let your heart go on that kind of rollercoaster ride of anguish. One such example is their Mexican pizza. It was taken away, and it was really difficult for many people. Now it’s back but for how long? Is it possible to trust Taco Bell to keep it up for us? I don’t have the right answer, so it’s better to be prepared. Here’s how you can make sure your home is covered.
15m prep time
10m cook time
1 lb lean ground beef
1 packet taco seasoning
Vegetable oil, as needed
8 taco size flour tortillas
1 (15 oz) can refried beans
1 (10 oz) can red enchilada sauce
2 cups shredded Mexican cheese blend
Green onion, sliced
Preheat oven to 400°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a large skillet over medium-high heat, brown the ground beef, breaking it up as it cooks. Once it’s cooked through, drain off any grease as needed, then add the taco seasoning to the pan along with 1 cup of water.
Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and let simmer until liquid mostly cooks off.
In a separate clean skillet over medium heat, heat about 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil. Cook tortillas one at a time until crispy, flipping frequently, 3-4 minutes. Add more oil as needed and set browned tortillas aside.
Warm refried beans in microwave or on stovetop enough to make them easier to spread. Spread refried beans on 4 tortillas, then top with ground beef.
Place remaining tortillas on top, then cover each one with about 2 tablespoons of enchilada sauce. Sprinkle with 1/2 cup cheese.
Place on prepared baking sheet, then bake until cheese is melted, 8-10 minutes.
Top with tomatoes and green onions and enjoy!