Black Bean Mexican Pizza {VIDEO}

Black Bean Mexican Pizza.  Lots of cheese, black beans, salsa, green chiles, and chicken give these tortilla pizzas a spicy, Mexican spin.

If you’re looking for easy Mexican-inspired weeknight meals your kids will love you should also try Oven-Baked Pineapple Chicken QuesadillasChicken Enchilada Puffs, and  Honey Lime Chicken Enchiladas.

Be sure to sign up for my email… to get new recipes and ideas in your inbox!

mexican pizza with black beans cut into four slices

 

Why We Love Mexican Pizza

I’m pretty sure our youngest daughter lived in Mexico in a previous life, her love for Mexican food runs deep for a girl who has spent all of her life in the Midwest.  Mexican-inspired 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 a 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!

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 than Taco Bell Mexican Pizza!

slices of mexican pizza on a cutting board

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

Basic Mexican Pizza Ingredients

  • shredded Mexican blend cheese
  • olive oil
  • 8 (6-inch) flour tortillas
  • a small onion, chopped
  • a can of black beans, drained – I prefer BUSH’S®
  • mild or spicy salsa
  • chopped green chiles
  • cooked pulled chicken – I usually use rotisserie chicken

how to make mexican pizza

 

How To Make Easy Mexican Pizza

(full printable recipe at the end of this post)

STEP ONE: Heat youroven to 350°F. 

STEP TWO: Arrange four tortillas in a single layer on a greased baking sheet.  Sprinkle about ½ cup of cheese over the four tortillas, then top with remaining tortillas. Bake 5-6 minutes or until browned slightly.

STEP THREE: While tortillas bake, heat a little oil in a skillet and cook onions until browned. Add beans and partially mash them with a potato masher or the back of a fork.

STEP FOUR: Remove cheese tortillas from the oven and top each with bean mixture, salsa, green chiles, pulled chicken and remaining cheese.

STEP FIVE: Return the mexican pizzas to the oven and bake until the cheese melts, about 10-20 minutes.

Slice like a pizza and enjoy!!

 

Variations and Toppings

Mexican Pizza 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 altogether since the black beans are filling enough, all on their own. Here are a few topping ideas

  • pulled pork
  • chorizo
  • chicken – rotisserie chicken makes it easy
  • black beans or refried black beans
  • refried pinto beans 
  • green chilies
  • jalepano peppers
  • roasted corn
  • dieced tomato
  • black olives
  • green onions
  • top with sour cream
  • fresh cilantro

Each 6-inch Mexican Pizza is one serving, so each pizza can be customized to please everyone in the family!

mexican pizza with black beans on a board

If you’re looking to switch up your Taco Tuesday, Mexican Pizza is the perfect twist on dinner!

Like This Mexican Pizza Recipe? Pin It!

pinterest-image

mexican pizza cut into four pieces on a cutting board

Follow Along On Social Media

If you’re looking for even more inspiration check out the fun little group I created on Facebook, I’d love for you to join in! It’s a place where you can share YOUR favorite recipes, home tips, creative ideas and ask questions and see what’s new with TidyMom! If you’d like to check it out, you can request to join HERE.

Be sure to follow me on Instagram and tag #tidymom so I can see all the wonderful TidyMom recipes YOU make and tips YOU use!

Connect with TidyMom! Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest | Instagram

Sign up to receive an email in your inbox for each new recipe:

FREE EMAIL SUBSCRIPTION

mexican pizza with black beans cut into four slices

Mexican Black Bean Pizza

Yield: 4 pizzas
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

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

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups shredded Mexican Blend cheese
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 8 (6-inch) flour tortillas
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 (15 ounce) can BUSH’S® Black Beans, drained
  • ½ cup salsa, mild or spicy
  • 2 ounces canned chopped green chiles
  • 2-4 ounces pulled chicken

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 350°F.
  2. Brush a baking sheet with 1 tablespoon of oil and arrange four tortillas in a single layer. Puncture each tortilla a few times with a fork. Sprinkle about ½ cup of cheese evenly over the four tortillas, then cover each with a remaining tortilla. Bake 5-6 minutes or until browned slightly.
  3. While cheese 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 tortillas from the 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. Serve immediately.

Recommended Products

As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 354Total Fat: 21gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 47mgSodium: 535mgCarbohydrates: 26gFiber: 5gSugar: 6gProtein: 18g

Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin, and freshness of ingredients used.

Making this recipe? Share it with us on Instagram using the hashtag #TidyMom so we can see what you're creating in the kitchen!

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.