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Mini Mexican Pizzas

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I don’t know about you, but I am a big fan of Mexican food.  Now let’s be honest, it is never quite as good as it is at a restaurant, but homemade Mexican food is still pretty darn good!  Tonight I more than satisfied my craving for Mexican food with this family-approved  meal.

Mini Mexican Pizzas….a.k.a Tostados!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ingredients

EVOO cooking spray
corn tortillas
1 14.5 oz can of fat-free vegetarian refried beans
lean ground beef, optional
1 taco seasoning packet (if using meat)
1 small yellow onion, chopped
1 small green bell pepper, chopped
shredded part-skim Mexican or cheddar cheese
shredded lettuce
1 tomato, chopped
guacamole, optional
salsa, optional
…and any other additional toppings that you desire!

Directions

1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.  Spray a baking sheet (or 2, in my case) with EVOO cooking spray.

2. Place corn tortillas onto baking sheet and bake for approximately 10 minutes, or until they are crispy.

3. While the tortillas are baking, prepare taco meat (if using), heat refried beans, and prep your toppings.

4. Top baked tortillas with a layer of refried beans, a layer of taco meat (if using), onions, green peppers, and cheese.

 

 

 

 

 

 

5. Place the baking sheets into the oven (turn the heat down to 350 degrees F) and bake for 3-5 minutes, or until the cheese is melted.

 

 

 

 

 

 

6. Finally, top with your favorite toppings.  That’s it!  Easy, right??

 

 

 

 

 

 

Happy eating! :)

{ 10 comments… add one }

  • Haley @ The Saucy Apple November 15, 2012, 2:34 pm

    So funny! Tostadas are on the menu at my house tonight, too. I actually had no idea that I could “crisp” my own corn tortillas instead of buying them like that. So I’m excited to try that method tonight. :)

    • Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl November 15, 2012, 7:51 pm

      Great minds think alike! I love making my own tostado shells. Then I don’t have to worry about all of the preservatives in the pre-made ones, and they just taste 10 times better and crispier!

  • Molly November 16, 2012, 10:18 am

    Those look delicious (and sound easy to make)! Might have just found my Friday night dinner :) Thanks for posting, Hannah!

  • Brittany November 16, 2012, 11:47 am

    Mexican HAS to be my favorite. I eat more Mexican than anything else, and I always have to have a jar of salsa on deck!

    • cleaneatingveggiegirl November 16, 2012, 8:15 pm

      LOVE salsa…especially chips and salsa! Have you ever tried green salsa? It is my current fave!

  • Karey at Nutty About Health November 16, 2012, 12:47 pm

    Those look yummy! I love mini pizzas. :)
    BTW, pretty blog!

  • Lisa November 18, 2012, 9:51 am

    Those look so good! Mini pizzas are adorable.

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