When you think about it, a Mexican pizza is really a gigantic, circular nacho. The two main components of nachos — crispy tortillas and melted cheese — are present in Mexican pizzas.
This recipe came out of my desire to use Spanish chorizo in one of my nacho experiments. Since the chorizo resembles pepperoni, I invented these pizza-like nachos. The "sauce" is a red-bean puree mixed with sautéed onion, garlic, and green chilies. These were quite tasty, next time I'm serving them with sour cream! To take a look at how I made them, read more.
1 tablespoon olive oil Makes 1 small pizza.
1/4 onion, finely diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 can red kidney beans
2 tablespoons cilantro
1/2 cup taco sauce
2 jarred green chilies, finely chopped
1/2 cup pepper jack cheese
1/2 cup extra sharp cheddar
8-10 thin slices Spanish chorizo
1 tablespoon olive oil
Makes 1 small pizza.