Monday, February 23, 2015

Mini Mexican Pizzas

Serve them as appies...or as the main event.  Any which way, they'll be a hit!  
  • 3–4 large flour tortillas
  • 1 pound lean ground beef, cooked
  • 1/2 cup salsa
  • 1/2 package taco seasoning mix plus water (according to directions) 
  • 1/2 cup refried beans (optional)
  • 1/4 cup chopped green pepper or 1/4 cup corn
  • 3/4 cup shredded Mexican blend cheese

Optional Toppings: sliced black olives, shredded lettuce, sour cream, chopped tomatoes

  1. Preheat oven to 475F. 
  2. Spray muffin tin with non-stick cooking spray.
  3. Lay each tortilla out on a flat surface, and using a large cookie cutter or empty can, cut 3-4 circles (close to 4") out of each tortilla.
  4. Press each circle into muffin tin.
  5. Cook and drain hamburger meat.
  6. Add taco seasoning and water and continue to cook for several minutes (as indicated on package).
  7. Add salsa and re-fried beans and stir to combine well.  Heat through; then remove from heat. 
  8. Scoop meat mixture into muffin cups, dividing evenly among twelve.
  9. Top with shredded cheese. 
  10. Bake in pre-heated oven for 10-12 minutes, or until cheese is melted.
  11. Remove from oven and let pizzas cool in tin for 5 minutes.
  12. Remove pizzas from muffin tin using a fork or knife. 
  13. Serve with sliced black olives, sour cream, chopped tomatoes, and shredded lettuce , as desired!
 Makes 12.