Thursday, December 29, 2011

Mini Mexican Pizza

Here's a new taco-ish twist to pizza!  They would make a yummy addition to your New Year's party.  I'd never eaten a tostado shell before.   Hmmmm.... I do think it suspiciously looks exactly like what I would envision a taco shell left flat would look like. Someone must have forgotton to put these in the taco shell folder and invented something new.  Lucky duck probably got rich for the  mistake!  These cute little pizza were a nice change to our taco night.  Enjoy :)

1 lb ground beef
1 pkg. taco seasoning mix
1 can refried beans
1 pkg. tostada shells
2 1/2 cups shredded cheese (I used colby/jack)
Suggested Toppings:
shredded lettuce, chopped tomatoes, sliced black olices. sliced avocodo, sliced green onions, sour cream, guacamole, corn, salsa

Brown beef; drain.  Stir in water and seasoning mix (the amount of water determined by your seasoning packet).  Bring to boil.  Reduce heat to low; cook, stirring occasionally for 5-6 minutes or until thickened.
Spread 2 TBSP beans on each shell.  Top with 1/4 cup meat mixture and 1/4 cup cheese.  Broil 1-2 minutes or until cheese is melted.  Garnish with desired toppings.

Makes 10


Jennifurla said...

what a simple inventive idea! I also had to LOL about your theory on how that were invented.

Coleen said...

I like the idea of a taco night. This looks VERY tasty.

Chris said...

Kind of like a Mexican Pizza from Taco Bell, only it's not greasy and smashed....and yours looks infinitely better! My kids will like this.

Amanda said...

Yum, we enjoy these but never thought to broil them! I bet it makes it so much better, can't wait to try it

Mary at Deep South Dish said...

One of my guilty pleasures is the Mexican Pizza at Taco Bell! I don't have it often but I love it. One of my favorites to make at home is a tostado. I pile it high with lettuce & tomato so much that when I bite into it it goes everywhere. Looks yummy! Stop by sometime and say hello Heidi - Happy 2012!

Holly (2 Kids and Tired) said...

I love the Mexican Pizza at Taco Bell, but I'd love to make my own. This is awesome. Thanks for sharing!

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