Mexican Black Bean Pizza


Lots of cheese, BUSH’S® Black Beans, salsa, green chiles, and chicken give these tortilla pizzas a spicy, Mexican spin.

Mexican Black Bean Pizza | recipe at

I’m pretty sure our youngest daughter lived in Mexico in a previous life, her love for Mexican food runs high for a girl who has spent all of her nearly 17 years in the Midwest.  Mexican related food is on our table at least once per week, sometimes more. Of course not all of the “Mexican” food we eat is authentic, but who’s keeping track, right?

After my recent trip to Austin, and consuming migas for breakfast at Magnolia Cafe, I told Allison, she hasn’t had the chance to eat GOOD Mexican food yet! – That girl needs a trip to Mexico, or at the very least, Texas! lol  We just can’t get food like that in Missouri!

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I know Mexican pizza may not be authentic Mexican food, but it’s still a favorite of ours when we hit up the fast food joint with the bell on the sign 😉

I never realized how easy these crunchy cheesy pizzas are to make at home! —-and WAY better!

Mexican Black Bean Pizza | recipe at

No fat laden beans, or extra oils with this tasty dish.  Mother and daughter Mexican-food-fan approved!   Quick enough for a week night meal, and easy enough my teen can make for lunch or a snack. —–so much healthier than stopping at the fast food joints!

Mexican Black Bean Pizza | recipe at

 The original recipe from Bush’s Beans calls for onions with the black beans, but I’m not a big onion fan, so I left them out, and replaced the pulled pork or chorizo, with chicken.  I usually have a rotisserie chicken on hand, which is great for a meal or snack like this!

These little Mexican Black Bean Pizzas can be customized to each person’s liking, so feel free to mix up the toppings to your liking, you could even omit the meat all together since the black beans are filling enough, all on their own.

Mexican Black Bean Pizza

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Yield: 4 pizzas

Mexican Black Bean Pizza

Lots of cheese, BUSH’S® Black Beans, salsa, green chiles, and chicken give these tortilla pizzas a spicy, Mexican spin.


  • 1 1/4 cups shredded Mexican Blend cheese
  • 1/4 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 8 (6-inch) flour tortillas
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 (15 ounce) can BUSH’S® Black Beans, drained
  • 1/2 cup salsa, mild or spicy
  • 2 ounces canned chopped green chiles
  • 2 ounces pulled chicken


  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Mix half the Mexican Blend cheese with the Monterey Jack cheese in a bowl; set aside.
  2. Brush a baking sheet with 1 tablespoon of the oil and arrange tortillas in a single layer. Puncture each tortilla a few times with a fork. Sprinkle remaining Cheddar cheese evenly over 4 of the tortillas, then cover each with a remaining tortilla. Bake 5-6 minutes or until browned slightly.
  3. While tortillas bake, heat remaining oil in a skillet and cook onions until browned. Add beans and partially mash with a potato masher or the back of a fork.
  4. Remove tortilla pizzas from oven and top each with bean mixture, spreading evenly. Top with salsa, green chiles, pulled chicken and cheese mixture.
  5. Return to oven. Bake until cheese melts, about 10-20 minutes.


recipe slightly adapted from Bush's Beans

They are best eaten fresh, immediately after they are cooked.

Mexican Black Bean Pizza | recipe at TidyMom


What’s your favorite Mexican Dish?

 More Mexican Dish Recipes you may enjoy:

Black Bean & Cheese Quesadillas

Chicken Enchilada Puffs

Honey Lime Chicken Enchiladas

Mexican Shrimp Marinara

Disclaimer:  I grew up in a house who used Bush’s Beans, I am now proud to be a brand ambassador for them. All opinions and views are my own.

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42 Responses to “Mexican Black Bean Pizza”

  1. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar posted on June 24, 2013 at 8:03 am (#)

    These look fabulous! And fun! What a lovely recipe :)

  2. Maria posted on June 24, 2013 at 8:09 am (#)

    Great dinner idea!

  3. Sommer @ ASpicyPerspective posted on June 24, 2013 at 9:45 am (#)

    Great pizza recipe, Cheryl!

  4. Debra posted on June 24, 2013 at 9:47 am (#)

    Oh yummmmmm :-) bet my boys would love this. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Linda posted on June 24, 2013 at 10:19 am (#)

    This looks really good. Great pictures. We’re having a party at Tumbleweed Contessa and I’d love it if you linked this to What’d You Do This Weekend?

    Wishes for tasty dishes,

  6. Amanda posted on June 24, 2013 at 10:42 am (#)

    Great recipe, I love the tortilla crust!

  7. KW posted on June 24, 2013 at 10:51 am (#)

    These look awesome! I was looking for something quick and easy for my Bunco group – I think I found it. Thanks for posting this!

    Magnolia Cafe has the best migas – that’s what I get anytime I am lucky enough to eat there. My brother was a server there for years so I have a huge collection of their snazzy flamingo themed shirts.

    Our favorite Mexican recipe is King Ranch Chicken. A 9×13 pan of it is cleaned out each and every time I make it. Super simple and oh so delicious!

  8. Cookbook Queen posted on June 24, 2013 at 11:38 am (#)

    YUM!! So so good. Everyone assumes because I live in Arkansas that we get good Mexican food here…but no. Not so much. I need a week in Texas to fill up!!

  9. Claire @ A Little Claireification posted on June 24, 2013 at 11:43 am (#)

    This looks so good – I need that for lunch today! And lol – “sign with the bell on it”. Mexican Pizza is my weakness there too! :)

  10. Russell at Chasing Delicious posted on June 24, 2013 at 1:47 pm (#)

    This pizza looks awesome! I love toppings like this on pizza (it may be why I live in Texas ; ) ).

  11. Lindsay posted on June 24, 2013 at 3:34 pm (#)

    Looks awesome! And fairly easy to make. I love mexican pizzas from restaurants. Can’t wait to try these at home! :)

  12. Nessa posted on June 24, 2013 at 5:24 pm (#)

    Totally not authentic, but who’s counting? :) Looks delish.

  13. Tieghan posted on June 24, 2013 at 7:23 pm (#)

    Perfect!! Love everything about theses!

  14. Lisa @ Wine & Glue posted on June 24, 2013 at 9:33 pm (#)

    Cheryl, my youngest is a die hard Mexican food addict too! She would eat rice and beans every day for the rest of her life and be a very happy little girl. I will have to try this recipe on her, because I, on the other hand, like to change it up a little. Thanks!

  15. Heather @ French Press posted on June 24, 2013 at 9:54 pm (#)

    mexican and pizza, my kids favorites all in one…thanks

  16. Kiran @ posted on June 24, 2013 at 9:57 pm (#)

    Great weeknight pizza!! This looks amazing, Cheryl :)

  17. Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen posted on June 24, 2013 at 10:36 pm (#)

    I remember making pizzas like this when I was in school, they were a big favorite!

  18. Deborah posted on June 25, 2013 at 1:53 am (#)

    I am a Mexican food addict as well. Love this – they would be perfect for lunch!

  19. Lana @ Never Enough Thyme posted on June 25, 2013 at 9:55 am (#)

    Awesome recipe! We love “Mexican” food, too, but sometimes it can be heavy in hot weather. This recipe doesn’t feel like that at all. Beans, chicken, cheese…all the best flavors.

  20. Heather posted on June 25, 2013 at 10:08 am (#)

    I really can’t even verbalize how good this looks! I’m all over tortilla pizzas these days, and Mexican-style? YES!

  21. nest of posies posted on June 25, 2013 at 10:31 am (#)

    you are the one that got me loving tortilla pizzas! i can’t even tell you how much i love black beans, so i can’t wait to try this! looks amazing!

  22. Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen posted on June 25, 2013 at 5:26 pm (#)

    Black beans on pizza is one of my favorites!

  23. alIson @ Ingredients, Inc. posted on June 26, 2013 at 7:38 am (#)

    my kids would dig this

  24. Carolyn posted on June 26, 2013 at 8:58 am (#)

    LOVE the double cheese-filled crust here!

  25. Amanda Dobarro posted on June 26, 2013 at 12:59 pm (#)

    How yummy! My kids would LOVE this!

  26. Frances posted on June 27, 2013 at 11:44 am (#)

    Tried it!! Loved it!!! Added shredded lettuce and fresh tomatoes for a cool crisp topping. YUMMMY!!! Thanks for the inspiration.

  27. Jude posted on June 27, 2013 at 9:00 pm (#)

    Your photos are excellent and make me hungry. I suppose I am like so many others who never noticed the similarity of a tortilla and a thin, crispy pizza crust. I tried this recipe and it is wonderful. My kids thought that Mexican Pizza was a fun treat. I didn’t have the heart to tell them it was also healthy the way I prepared it.

  28. Jeanette posted on June 28, 2013 at 6:44 am (#)

    Great easy dinner Cheryl – love this idea!

  29. william Melton posted on June 28, 2013 at 3:31 pm (#)

    Mexican Black Bean Pizza You really have to try this It’s fab…

  30. Julie posted on June 29, 2013 at 9:06 pm (#)

    I would love to try this recipe, easy and delicious and hopefully kid-friendly! We would love for you to share at our new Super Summer Saturday party

  31. Jessica Donnovan @ Catering Services posted on July 1, 2013 at 8:59 pm (#)

    Wow! Like what others have said already GREAT IDEA! This would definitely fit my ideas for the perfect appetizer for a wedding reception this coming month. The couple wanted heavier than usual appetizers because they would be taking pictures before the actual program in the reception.

    I’ll present this to them and I’m sure they’ll think that this would really be perfect for their plans.

    Thanks a lot!

  32. Holly Waterfall posted on July 2, 2013 at 7:15 pm (#)

    This looks so delicious! And such a perfect weeknight dinner. Looks like it comes together so quickly!

  33. Phô mai que posted on July 3, 2013 at 9:05 pm (#)

    Your black bean pizza looks so yummy! This weekend I am going to try this for my kids. Thank you for the recipe!

  34. Maria posted on July 11, 2013 at 8:54 pm (#)

    Your pizza looks absolutely delicious!!!! What a great dinner!!!! The topping sounds so good!!!


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