I tried this for the first time last night and we all loved it; so I thought I’d share. It is loosely based on the Taco Bell version, and is super easy to throw together and quick. You could certainly spice it up a little more, but I kept it cool for the girlies. They thought it was so funny to have a pizza/taco combination. Feel free to be a better cook than me and make any of the canned ingredients from scratch. (I like it easy, don’t judge.)


small (fajita size) tortillas

ground beef

1 can enchilada sauce

1 1/2 Tbs. taco seasoning

1 can refried beans

olives, chopped

tomatoes, chopped

sour cream

salsa and/or hot sauce


1. Brown the beef in a skillet and drain. Then add enchilada sauce and taco seasoning and let simmer.

2. Place 2 tortillas per pizza in the oven and broil on low for a few minutes until just lightly toasted. Turn them and toast the other side as well.

3. Warm beans in the microwave (I never said this was gourmet) and spread over one tortilla, top with a bit of the beef mixture.

4. Place the second tortilla on top and add more beef, then top with olives and cheese. (You could also add green onions and the tomatoes if you like them warmed.)

5. Place back under the broiler to melt cheese; then cut into 4 slices. (I used my 7″ santoku for this, so I didn’t have to drag a knife through it. It worked well.)

5. Top with a little sour cream and salsa or hot sauce. (I would have liked some cilantro too–you know, if you’re into that.)

You can certainly tweak the seasonings and toppings. Black beans and green chilies would be good. I served these with corn and applesauce. A salad would have also been good; we just can’t have salad too often in a week–it makes the troops disgruntled. (And I want barbecue chicken and black bean salad for dinner tonight. The recipe will soon follow, I’m sure.)