Mexican Pizza

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I took a vacation day from work today after a fabulous trip to Boston. I don’t know about you but I always need a vacation from my vacations. :)

Anyway, I wanted to make a quick brunch and I happened to have a can of refried beans opened from some quesadillas I made on Thursday with the little guy. You guys know me and my pizza addiction so it shouldn’t be that much so this idea shouldn’t be that much of a surprise.

I only made one today and the toddler asked for a bite. He said he didn’t like yet he kept asking for more. You be the judge. lolMexican Pizza

  • 1 whole wheat/low carb tortilla (I made a list of 1 point tortillas here)
  • 1/4 cup fat free re-fried beans (60g)
  • 2 tbsp of our favorite salsa (30g)
  • pinch of kosher salt
  • about 1/4 cup diced peppers (I used a mix of red and green)
  • 1 oz mozzarella cheese (or Mexican cheese blend– I just didn’t have any :)
  • Sprinkle chili powder and dried cilantro

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

Pierce the tortilla with a knife a few times and bake for about 2 minutes until crispier.

Mix the beans, salsa and salt together. Smear it on the tortilla. top with the peppers and cheese. Bake for about 5 minutes.

After pulling it out of the oven sprinkle with chili powder and cilantro.

Nutritional information will depend on the tortilla you use. Approximate nutritional information based on the brand I used.

Approx Nutritional Information per serving
Servings Amt per Serving
1 1 Pizza
Calories Fat Fiber WWPs
225 6g 6g old: 4 new: 5
Sugar Sat Fat Carbs Protein
3g 3g 29g 13g
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  1. Kelly

    Now I REALLY wish I had tortillas, salsa, and refried beans… :( I have a truck load of mixed bell peppers that I would like to use up before they get wrinkly. I guess the grocery store needs to be visited soon.

  2. mary

    duh-huh…i LOVE mexican pizza from taco bell…and I can’t believe no one thot of experimenting w/ this at home…what a GREAT idea Roni!

  3. christine

    all of the lo-carb/whole wheat tortillas i have bought (including two on your list) get chewy when baked. any suggestions?

  4. roni

    christine – I’m not sure what brands you are using but you can always try a “flat out” too. Are you pre-baking? That get’s mine crunchy. Experiment with times and bake yours a little longer.

    Hope that helps

  5. Nina

    Christine,

    I had four ideas right now which might help:

    1. Bake them a little longer, or at a higher temperature. Every oven is different.

    2. Pre-bake them in a non-stick pan without any fat at low or medium heat, maybe the pan will work better than the oven.

    3. Grill them in the oven or, if you don’t have a grill in your oven, bake them very close to the top and thus closer to the heating wires of the oven.

    4. And the only idea with a little more calories: brush or spray the tortilla very thinly with good olive oil, oil sometimes makes things a little crispier.

    Please tell me if that helped and/or which idea worked if you try them. ;)

  6. christine

    i did try the flat out and the high fiber wraps from the tortilla factory, but didn’t like either. then i made mini pizzas with arnold thins and loved them.

  7. Laura

    I made mine with flatout bread. I baked my bread for a little longer to make it really crispy. Then I added the beans and salsa on top. I then added my cheddar cheese on top and baked for 5 minutes. Then I added chopped onion and lettuce and a little extra salsa after I took it out of the oven. It was delicious. We were having taco night at home, so the only other item I had to have for mine was the flatout bread and still kept within my calories. Thanks for the great recipe!

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