Taco Bell Mexican Pizza


1/2 lb ground beef
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon diced minced onion
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1 1/2 teaspoons chili powder (Spanish is best)
2 tablespoons water
8 flour tortillas (6 “inch”)
1 cup cooking oil
1 (16 ounce) can refried beans
1/3 cup diced tomato
2/3 cup mild picante sauce
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 cup shredded monterey jack cheese
1/4 cup chopped green onion
1/4 cup sliced black olives

1 Cook the ground beef over medium heat until brown, then drain.
2 Return meat to pan and add the salt, onions, paprika, chili powder and water.
3 Let mixture simmer over medium heat for 10 minutes, stirring often.
4 Heat oil in frying pan over medium-high heat.
5 When oil is hot, fry each tortilla for about 30-45 seconds per side and drain on paper towels.
6 Be sure to pop any bubbles that form when frying so that the tortilla lays flat in the oil.
7 Tortillas should become golden brown.
8 Heat refried beans.
9 Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
10 Stack each pizza by first spreading 1/3 C beans on one tortilla.
11 Next add 1/3 C meat, then another tortilla.
12 Top the second tortilla with 2 T of salsa.
13 Divide the tomato, cheese, onions and olives evenly and top in that order.
14 Bake for 8-12 minutes.