Hoping to make it a meatless Monday tonight? If so, OnSugar blog Cooking in Pajamas urges you to turn to a lightened-up Mexican pizza.
When I was growing up, I used to love Taco Bell! It was a major treat for me when my Dad took me there for dinner. I hate to admit it, but even well into adulthood, I enjoyed their tacos, and most especially, their Mexican pizza. I am not going to lecture you on nutritional content (540 calories, 30 grams of fat), or anything I learned from watching Food Inc. You know already know that. Needless to say, I haven't eaten at Taco Bell in a while. That doesn't mean I don't miss their Mexican pizza.
Find out how Taco Bell's Mexican pizza inspired her in the kitchen after the break.
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
When I was younger I loved to order Mexican pizzas from Taco Bell. Now that I'm older and steer clear of fast-food joints, I like to make a similar tortilla pie in the comforts of my kitchen. This is a meatless version that features two types of beans: pinto and black. Tortillas are layered with salsa, beans, cheese, and cilantro. The entire thing is baked in the oven until crisp. Serve with guacamole and sour cream for a fabulous fiesta!
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