January 23, 2013

Mini Mexican Pizzas

I'm experiencing some pretty severe writer's block right now. Also, it is almost midnight (since I write these posts the night before they go live) and I have been cleaning my house for the past three hours.

What I am trying to say is I'm tired right now and to be honest there aren't many words I could use that would do these little pizzas justice. They are wonderful and addicting. I could have eaten all twelve, but I had to share them with my husband. Bummer.

These are my new favorite appetizer. P.S. They'd be perfect for football parties.

Mini Mexican Pizzas. Perfect for Super Bowl parties! www.the-taste-tester.com #recipe #appetizer

Mini Mexican Pizzas

3-4 large whole wheat tortillas
1 cup lean ground beef, cooked
1/2 cup refried beans (homemade or store bought)
1/2 cup salsa (homemade or store bought)
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup shredded cheese, I used half monterey jack/half cheddar
1 small can sliced black olives 
optional toppings: shredded lettuce, sour cream, salsa, diced tomatoes

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Using a 3-4" round cookie cutter, the top of a drinking glass, or the top of an empty metal can, cut twelve circles out of the tortillas.

Spray a 12-count muffin pan with non-stick cooking spray. Press each tortilla circle into a muffin tin using your fingers.

Mix together cooked ground beef, refried beans, salsa, chili powder, cumin and salt together in a bowl. Scoop 2 tablespoons of filling on top of each tortilla round in the muffin pan. Sprinkle cheese over each mini pizza. Place olives on top of cheese.

Bake for 10-12 minutes or until cheese is melted and edges are crispy. Remove from oven. Using a table knife loosen the edges of each pizza from the pan and scoop them out with a fork. Serve immediately with desired toppings.

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Recipe Source: The Taste Tester, adapted from Dashing Dish

Shared here: Pin Me Fridays @ Diana Rambles

10 comments:

  1. These are perfect for us! We love pizza. It's for dinner at least once a week. And another sure bet is Mexican food. I'm totally adding this to our menu next week!

    Stopping by from Diana Rambles and I'm a new follower!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Jessica! I love having new followers, welcome :)

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  2. These look great for my family! My little girls LOVE making pizza with me and this would be fun for them! I am a new follower!

    Christi
    http://the-not-so-perfect-momblog.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Christi and sorry it took so long to get back to you. Our son has been in and out of the hospital this week. I am so glad you are following!

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    1. I know, right? Plus they are so EASY which I love easy recipes for entertaining.

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  4. I am making these for the Super Bowl today, for the 1st time. It says serve immediately . . . Hopefully I can reheat them for a few mins. I am taking them to someone elses house. Suggestions???

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    1. You can definitely reheat them, but do it in the oven @425 degrees (still in the muffin tin. Do not reheat in the microwave. We reheated ours in the microwave the next day and the tortilla shells lose their crispness. Good luck and thanks for stopping by!

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