I don’t like wasting food, so I’m always creating recipes that use up little bits and pieces of ingredients we have in the pantry. I save the crumbs from the tortilla chip bags and always keep the small amounts of taco meat we have leftover from taco night. When we have enough of each, I make this easy mexican pizza.
How to Make Mexican Pizza with Tortilla Chips
If you are making this from scratch, brown up some ground beef with your favorite taco seasoning. If you don’t have a favorite taco seasoning, you can try out our Homemade Taco Seasoning. Add an 8 ounce can of tomato sauce to the taco meat and heat through. The sauce helps the meat “stick” to the chips.
Cover a pizza pan with parchment paper or aluminum foil. This will make for an easy cleanup.
Gather some crushed tortilla chips. You do not want them smooshed into tortilla-chip dust. You can kind of tell in my pictures that you want a nice bite size. Spread ½ the bag of tortilla chips on the covered pan and save the rest for later.
On top of the tortilla chips, spread half the taco meat, then sprinkle on 2 cups of cheese. Then, use the other half of the tortilla chips, the rest of the taco meat (are you seeing a pattern here?) , and the remaining two cups of cheese. Plus a little more for good measure if you are a cheese lover like me!
Broil on high for about 5 to 6 minutes. Watch it closely so it doesn’t burn.
In a large skillet over medium heat, brown and crumble the ground beef. Drain off any fat.
Add the taco seasoning according to packet directions. Add tomato sauce and heat through.
Cover an 11×17" rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil.
Layer half the tortilla chips, half of the ground beef mixture, and half the cheese.
Broil on low for 5-6 minutes, watching closely, until cheese is melted.
Serve immediately with your favorite taco toppings.
The calories shown are based on the recipe being cut into 12 pieces, with 1 serving being 1/12 of the pan. Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the calories shown are just an estimate. **We are not dietitians and recommend you seek a nutritionist for exact nutritional information. The information in the nutrition box are calculated through a program and there is room for error. If you need an accurate count, I recommend running the ingredients through your favorite nutrition calculator.**