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  • Writer's pictureAmanda Davis

Mexican Pizza – 6 WW Points

Wow!  These tasted just like Taco Bell’s Mexican Pizzas.  I’m not a fan of how fat free cheese melts (or doesn’t melt in this case), but the reduced fat cheese is awesome.  All of the flavor (and melting ability) but fewer calories.  How can you go wrong? 

I have never been able to tell the difference between canned fat-free refried beans and canned regular refried beans, so this is a winning combination.  I did use ground beef, but you could just as easily swap that for bison or turkey or chicken and come up with fewer points.  We will definitely be eating this again!

Mexican Pizza Makes 4 servings – 6 WW Points each

Ingredients 1 pound ground beef (you may substitute ground turkey if you like) 2 tablespoons taco seasoning 1/4 cup water 1 (7 ¾ oz) can Mexican style tomato sauce 1 (14.5 ounce) can fat-free refried beans 8 small corn tortillas 1 cup fat free shredded cheddar cheese 1 cup reduced fat shredded pepper jack cheese 2 tomatoes, seeded, diced 3 green onions, diced

Preparation Preheat oven to 450 degrees.  Bake tortillas for 8 minutes or until crispy.

Re-set oven to broiler to preheat.

In a skillet over medium heat, brown ground beef. Strain to remove any pan drippings. Return to pan and add taco seasoning and water. Reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, heat your refried beans until they are warmed through. Also, in a separate pot heat your tomato sauce until it is warmed through.

Once the meat is brown, the beans and tomato sauce are warmed and the tortillas are fried, you can start assembling your pizzas. Starting with one crispy tortilla, layer refried beans and seasoned ground beef, then place another crispy tortilla on top. Next, spoon about 2 tablespoons of the Mexican tomato sauce on top, spreading it around with the back of your spoon. Sprinkle with cheddar and jack cheeses, diced tomatoes and green onions. Repeat until you’ve made four pizzas.  Lay assembled pizzas on a cookie sheet, depending on the size of your cookie sheet you may need to do these in batches. Cook the pizzas under the broiler until the cheese melts, about 2 minutes.

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