I rarely give into the magnetic pull that I feel when driving by the place, but I think about it often. Today I was really feeling it, but knew I shouldn't. So, instead, I made it for dinner. I know I have done it in the past, but I have no idea when or how long ago. It was so easy and really, really good.
So here goes it, my version of a...
Meatless Mexican Pizza:
What I Used:
-refried beans (i love the trader joes fat free kind)
-chopped green chiles
-1 diced tomato
-bit of cumin
-non GMO canned corn
-sliced black olives
Preheat oven to 350degrees
Heat a bit of oil (I used non GMO canola oil, but I know grape seed is much better for you for high heats) in a skillet
Place a corn tortilla in the oil and let is sizzle for about 15 seconds, then flip it over and do the same on the other side. Take it out and let it drain the excess oil onto a paper towel on a plate. Do this until all the tortillas you are wanting to use are crispy and not dripping wet. I used 9 as I was making 4 2-layer pizzas for my husband and myself and a single layer one for our son.
Place bottom layer tortillas on a cookie sheet and top with a layer of beans, onions, and cumin.
Put second layer tortilla on top and add corn, olives, more onion, green chiles, tomatoes, cilantro, and cheese.
Stick it in the preheated oven for about 20 minutes or until melty and smelling amazing.
I added some more fresh tomato and cilantro and some sour cream. And Enjoy!
If I had thought about it I also would have smashed up an avocado and added some lime juice to the mix, but it was still REALLY good and totally hit the spot. Plus, this way it was real food I was eating and not nearly as questionable. As with most recipes, the options are endless for toppings and ways to do it.
What do you like to put on a Mexican Pizza?