Copycat Mexican Pizza made with ground turkey and refried black beans!
Do you like Taco Bell? Personally, I’m not much of a fan. If anything, I usually get nachos & cheese (lame), but my husband loves it. I consider most fast food mystery meat (no offense. ha) so I try to avoid it but when you think about it, most of Taco Bell’s dishes are pretty easy to copycat. With real food.
Last night I wanted an easy dinner for the ground turkey I had set out and decided on these Mexican Pizzas. They would have been even easier but I decided, at the last minute, to make homemade salsa and cilantro lime rice to go with them. You could use jarred salsa and skip the rice, but they make it even better. I like black beans but you can use regular refried beans if those are your favorite.
What’s your favorite thing to order at Taco Bell?
- 1 lb lean ground turkey
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 2 Tablespoons
- taco seasoning (or your favorite packet)
- can of refried black beans
- shredded Mexican cheese blend
- 6-8 flour tortillas (I used carb smart "soft taco" size)
- sliced black olives
- diced tomatoes
- whatever other toppings you might like (green onions, maybe?)
- sour cream for dipping
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with foil. Set aside.
- In a large skillet over medium heat, add in the olive oil then add the ground turkey. Break up the meat with a wooden spoon and sprinkle on the taco seasoning. Brown the meat until no longer pink and fully cooked.
- Lay out a tortilla on your prepared baking sheet, spread with some refried black beans, top with some cooked turkey. Place another tortilla on top and bake for 10 minutes.
- After 10 minutes, remove the baking sheet and top the tortilla with salsa (your "sauce"), then sprinkle on cheese and toppings. Sprinkle on a bit more cheese over the toppings, for good measure, and bake for another 5-10 minutes until the cheese is fully melted.
- Remove from oven and slice with a pizza cutter.
- Serve with sour cream and more salsa for dipping. And cilantro lime rice, if you're me.
Adapted from Table for Seven