Quick and easy, this is a great way to get your Mexican Pizza fix without leaving the house.
I have a confession to make. I’m currently completely addicted to the Mexican Pizza from Taco Bell. I go through phases where I crave one specific thing from one specific place and nothing else will do. It used to be much easier to satisfy the craving but our local Taco Bell closed it’s doors and disappeared so now a drive longer than 3 minutes is required. While I don’t feel it’s necessary to wear more than yoga pants on a drive thru run, when I have to drive farther than the end of the street I figure I might as well run some errands while I am out. What should be a quick run has now become a *trip* and requires a shower and real pants.
This was really easy and I spread the preparations out during the day so when dinner came I just threw it together. During the afternoon when I was in the kitchen doing a little cleaning, I threw the hamburger in a skilled and browned it with some taco seasoning. I drained it, put it in a container and tossed it in the fridge. Later on when I had a few minutes, I grated some mozzarella and cheddar then put that back in the fridge.
When dinner time rolled around I had everything pretty much ready to go. I decided that it might help crisp up the tortillas if I fried them. I warmed up the meat with the refried beans while I was frying the tortillas then started putting them together.
Since the meat and beans were completely warm and already combined, all I had to do was smear it on the tortilla.
I wandered off from the original recipe at this point. Since the tortillas were already fried, I added the second layer without baking the first and smeared Homemade Picante Sauce all over before throwing a bunch of cheese on it.
I put them in the oven for about 5 minutes to melt the cheese and give it a quick warm up before pulling them out and plopping on some sour cream, green onions and olives.
Y’all these turned out really good. The tortillas were not as crispy as I’d hoped so next time I will definitely try baking it like the original directions call for. The other thing is, these were REALLY filling since I wasn’t using the minimum amount like they do in the restaurant to make it profitable. They weren’t exactly like the ones that you can get in the drive thru but they were really tasty and I will definitely make them again.
I would love to know that I’m not the only one that gets these drive thru cravings. What is your favorite drive thru food and how often do you *have* to have it?
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