Thursday, February 23, 2012

Mexican Pizza

This meal couldn't be easier. My pantry is always stocked with beans, tortillas, and salsa, and we always have some kind of cheese on hand. This was a perfect way to use up those ingredients and the best part is that the entire meal came together in 10 minutes! My toddler is going through an "I hate meat" phase, so this was a great way to get extra protein and fiber into his diet. I usually make quesadillas, but this was a fun twist and I love that you can top them with whatever you like. I think kids would love making these and picking out their own toppings! 

Mexican Pizzas
Servings: 2

4 flour or whole-wheat tortillas
1 - 15 oz. can refried beans
1/4 cup salsa
1/2 to 1 cup shredded Mexican cheese blend 
Toppings of choice

Topping ideas:
Sour cream
Pico de gallo
Taco meat
Shredded chicken

Preheat the oven to 350°. Lightly spray both sides of the tortillas with cooking spray and place  in a single layer on 2 baking sheets. Bake for 3-5 minutes or until crisp.

Heat the beans in the microwave or in a saucepan until warm. Spread an even layer of beans on each tortilla. Top each with 1 tbsp. salsa and sprinkle with cheese. Place one prepared tortilla on top of another to create a double-decker pizza. Bake for another 5 minutes or until the cheese has melted. Finish with desired toppings.

Source: adapted from Sing for Your Supper

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