19 October 2013

Home Made Mexican Pizza

Hmmm.... What should we eat? 

Once I start blogging more on a regular basis, you'll soon realize come to realize that I have a love for food, and the bf has a love for cooking. You'll also soon realize our spontaneous attempts to make different things, almost all the time, in hopes to avoid the unhealthy act of purchasing fast foods. 

So last night we were talking about what should we eat instead of wasting our money on junk.  Since I have a lot of ground beef at home, I suggested let's make something with ground beef. And my search began! I went on google and looked for recipes with ground beef, and I had a lot of options - tacos, spaghetti, meat loaf, shepherd's pie, lasagna, sloppy joe's and the list continues on and on.

Because I have a love for spaghetti and lasagna in general, and we made tacos just last week, we decided to go on a different route.  And out of no where we decided to do a home made pizza.  As we were talking about all these different ideas of how to make the actual dough, we randomly decided to create a mexican pizza.

Since I'm not a professional cook, I'll just do my best to describe everything as best as I can. (Note that the instructions and ingredients given, are for making ONE mexican pizza.  To make more, simply double the portions) 


1/2 lb of ground beed
10 flour tortillas 
1/2 cup of diced onions
1 red pepper
1 cup of shredded cheesed 
One bottle of spaghetti sauce
2 scallions 

1. Prep work is important.  Like what we did, we had two people doing prep work to speed up the process.
- Shred your cheese until you approximately have one cup.  In our case, we chose marble cheese and decided to shred more than one cup of cheese since I am a huge fan of cheese.

- Along with shredding cheese, cut up your red peppers.  You can cut 1 or 2, it is up to you.  If you do not like red peppers, you can simply replace it with store bought peperon

- Next, you want to cut up your onions into small diced pieces.  Since I love the taste of onions in my food, we decided to cut up a little bit more than needed to add a different taste to the pizza.  The onions will be used to mix with the ground beef.

2. Time to cook the ground beef.
Heat the ground beef until it is brown, and to your liking.  Then, drain out all the excess oil.  Afterward, add onions, salt and pepper for your liking.

Also, preheat your oven to your comfort. 

(Note if you want to add more taste to the ground beef, simply add them here in this step)

3. Toast the tortillas.

At the same time (or after heating the ground beef), place the tortillas on the oven pan.  Put on low heat to slowly toast the tortilla.  After around 10 minutes, take them out of the oven to cool off.

4. Grab one tortilla and spread a reasonable amount of spaghetti sauce on one side of the tortilla shell.  Afterwards, you want to take a good amount of ground beef and place it on top of the spaghetti sauce.  

5. Place another tortilla shell on top.
Again, on top of this tortilla shell, spread a good amount of spaghetti sauce on top of the tortilla shell.  Here you add on the rest of your toppings - Cheese, onions (if you want more), tomatoes and red pepper.  

- If you are not a fan of cheese like the hubby is, below is a picture of another way to set up your pizza. 

6.  Place completed Mexican pizza in the over for about 10 minutes.  Once 10 minutes has occurred, take the pizza out to cool off.  

Enjoy your easy home made Mexican Pizza !

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