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Mexican Pizza

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Mexican Pizza

Mexican Pizza

Linda Larsen
When I was working at Green Giant in the 1980s, I tasted a pizza recipe similar to this one for Mexican Pizza in their test kitchens. The product never made it to production, but I couldn't get the taste of the recipe out of my mind. So I invented this one. What makes it taste more Mexican that other pizza recipes is the refried beans; they add such a rich texture and flavor. For a simpler recipe using premade crusts, see Quick Mexican Pizza.

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 55 minutes

Yield: Serves 8-10


  • 1 pound ground beef or ground pork
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 16 oz. can refried beans
  • 1 cup taco sauce
  • 8 oz. can tomato sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. chili powder
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 4 oz. can green chilies, drained
  • 1 Yeast Crisp Pizza Crust Recipe
  • 4 cups shredded Cojack cheese


In skillet, cook ground beef with onion and garlic in olive oil until the beef is browned, stirring to break up with fork. Drain if necessary. Add beans, taco sauce, tomato sauce, chili powder, cumin, and pepper. Stir well, and simmer for 5 minutes. Stir in drained green chilies.

Prebake the pizza crusts as directed.

Spread sauce evenly over both pizza crusts. Top with shredded cheese. Bake at 400 degrees for 20-25 minutes until cheese is melted, bubbly, and begins to brown, reversing pans and racks once during cooking time.

You can make this pizza vegetarian by eliminating the meat and adding a can of rinsed and drained kidney beans to the refried bean mixture. Just saute the onions and garlic in olive oil. Or you can add 2 cups of soy protein crumbles along with the refried beans in place of the meat.

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 5 out of 5
Fabulous and Filling!, Member CarrieGee

We were looking for something warm, comforting, and hearty for a winter meal and didn't fancy a casserole - this was absolutely perfect! Not too spicy but definitely flavorful, and it all came together so easily. Thank you Linda - we will make this again and again.

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