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 TidyMom.net

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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Mexican Black Bean Pizza | recipe at TidyMom.net

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 TidyMom.net

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 TidyMom.net

 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.

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  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.

Notes

recipe slightly adapted from Bush's Beans

http://tidymom.net/2013/mexican-black-bean-pizza/

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.