I have been married to a wonderful Christian man since 1976. The Lord has blessed us with two daughters and two sons. I consider each day the Lord gives me on the earth yet another chance to serve Him.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Mexican Pizza Pie

A very quick and easy to make dinner.  Easy to change up as you like.  I just use a refried bean mixture for Autumns, but leave the beans off of mine.

(serves 4)

*1/2 pound ground beef
*1 medium onion, diced
*1/2 green pepper, chopped
*2 garlic cloves, minced
*1 tablespoon chili powder
*1 teaspoon ground cumin
*1/2 teaspoon paprika
*1/2 teaspoon oregano
*1/2 teaspoon black pepper
*1/2 teaspoon salt
*1 (16 ounce) can refried beans
*8 flour tortillas
*1 1/2 cups cheddar cheese
*1 cup monterey jack cheese
*3 green onions, chopped
*2 roma tomatoes, diced
*1/4 cup pepper rings, finely chopped (optional)
*1/2 cup sour cream (optional)
*1 cup salsa

~Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
~Spray a cookie sheet with cooking spray (or oven proof skillets).
~In a large skillet, cook ground beef, onion,  green pepper & garlic over medium heat.
~Once beef in cooked through, add chili powder, cumin, paprika, oregano, salt & pepper.
~In a medium skillet, sprayed with a cooking spray place tortilla in pan and cook over medium heat for a minute on each side.
~Lay tortilla on prepared cookie sheet.
~Cover with a layer of refried beans.
~Spread 1/4 of the seasoned ground beef over each tortilla, then cover with second tortilla.
~Bake  for 10 minutes.
~Remove from oven, and let cool slightly.
~Cover each pizza with cheddar & monterey jack cheeses.

~Place tomatoes, green onions, & jalapenos on top of each one.
~Return to oven and bake for 5-10 minutes, until the cheese is melted.
~Remove from oven, and let cool slightly before slicing each one in half.
~Dap sour cream on top if desired.
~Spoon a little salsa over if desired.

Vegetarian Variations:
~Omit ground beef and seasonings to refried beans.
~Substitute ground beef with ground bocca crumbles.

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