4 whole wheat tortillas
1 can of refried beans (I used refried black beans)
1 can of enchilada sauce
1 tomato, diced
1 can of olives, sliced in half
2 cups finely shredded Mexican/taco cheese (or to taste)
a little olive oil
toppings: diced avocado, sour cream or Greek yogurt
Preheat the oven to 375. Put a little bit of olive oil spread throughout the top and bottom of each tortilla. Put them directly on the oven rack and bake them until lightly crisp (be sure not to over cook). This honestly takes a few minutes on each side. Once the tortillas are crisp I removed them from the oven and set them aside. Then, I spread some of the black beans on a paper plate and microwaved them. (I didn't want to put it on the stove because of dirtying the extra dish. Lazy? Yes.) While the black beans were warming in the microwave, I diced up the tomatoes, olives, and avocado.
I then spread the black beans over the tortilla and placed the other tortilla on top, like a sandwich. I did this for both "pizzas". I then spread enchilada sauce on top of the tortilla, along with a sprinkle of tomatoes and olives. Then, I topped it off with a bunch of cheese. Like, way more than Taco Bell would give you. Folks, there is no need to be stingy with the cheese!
I then set the oven to broil and put the pizzas back in, directly on the rack. Although, when I make these again, I may try it on a baking sheet. Either way, they only need to be in there long enough for the cheese to melt. Be careful not to step away, because there is just a couple seconds between well done and burnt.
Next, remove, top accordingly and serve immediately. My husband raved about these but his only complaint was that they were hard to eat. Anyone that has eaten a Mexican pizza at Taco Bell knows the secret is to cut it into 4ths and eat like a pizza. I did this and found it just as easy to eat as any other Mexican pizza, it just tasted much better, if I do say so myself... :)
I highly recommend making these any night when you're craving Mexican but are looking for something a little outside of the traditional comfort zone.