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This Mexican pizza makes such a great appetizer!

Mexican Pizza

These Mexican pizzas make a great lunch or appetizer. We like to serve them on game days for a fun snack while watching football!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword game day recipes, kid-friendly recipes, party recipes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes
Servings 10 servings
Calories 329kcal


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 4 ounces Ortega Fire-Roasted Diced Green Chiles
  • 1 packet Ortega Taco Seasoning Mix
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 10 Ortega Flour Tortillas 8 inches
  • 5 tablespoons Ortega Mild Taco Sauce
  • 2 ounces cheddar cheese grated
  • 2 ounces monterey Jack cheese grated
  • Diced tomatoes, green onions, jalapenos, avocado, for serving


  • Add the ground beef to a large skillet over medium heat and cook, stirring often, until meat is cooked through and in small pieces. Drain grease.
  • Add the chiles, taco seasoning, and water to the pan and stir well. Cook over low heat for 5 minutes.
  • While the meat is cooking, add the vegetable oil to a 10 inch skillet over medium heat. 
  • Add the tortillas, one at a time, and fry on each side until golden brown, about 30 seconds per side. 
  • Drain the tortillas on a paper towel lined plate. 
  • Add half of the tortillas in a single layer on a cookie sheet. 
  • Divide the meat mixture and spoon evenly over each tortilla. Top with the remaining tortillas.
  • Spread 1 tablespoon of taco sauce over the top of each tortilla. 
  • Mix the cheddar and Monterey jack together and sprinkle evenly over each tortilla. 
  • Place the pan under the broiler until the cheese has melted, about 3 minutes. 
  • Remove from the oven and top with tomatoes, green onions, jalapenos, and avocado as desired. 
  • Cut each pizza into 4 pieces and serve immediately.


Calories: 329kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 43mg | Sodium: 2129mg | Potassium: 216mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 460IU | Vitamin C: 3.1mg | Calcium: 138mg | Iron: 2.6mg