Mexican Pizzas

Thanks to a gordita kit, you can have Mexican pizza on your dinner table in just 30 minutes.

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 30 min
  • Servings 8

2
tablespoons vegetable oil
1
box (19.8 oz) Old El Paso™ gordita dinner kit
1
lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
1/2
cup water
1
can (16 oz) Old El Paso™ refried beans
4
cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese (16 oz)
1
can (2 1/4 oz) sliced ripe olives, drained, if desired
3
tablespoons thinly sliced green onions (3 medium), if desired

  • 1 Heat oven to 425°F. In 10-inch skillet, heat oil over medium heat until hot. Cook tortillas (from dinner kit), one at a time, in oil about 20 seconds or until golden brown; turn and cook 10 seconds longer. Drain on paper towels.
  • 2 In same skillet, cook beef, stirring occasionally, until thoroughly cooked; drain. Stir in seasoning mix (from dinner kit) and water; heat until hot.
  • 3 Spread 2 tablespoons refried beans on each tortilla. Top with 2 tablespoons beef and 1 tablespoon ranch sauce (from dinner kit). Sprinkle each with 1/2 cup cheese; garnish with olives and onions. On ungreased cookie sheets, place pizzas.
  • 4 Bake 5 to 7 minutes or until cheese is melted.

Expert Tips

If you like your Mexican food with a little "kick," try using pepper Jack cheese.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Pizza
Calories
640
(
Calories from Fat
340),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
38g
38%
(Saturated Fat
16g,
16%
Trans Fat
2 1/2g
2 1/2%
),
Cholesterol
85mg
85%;
Sodium
1440mg
1440%;
Total Carbohydrate
43g
43%
(Dietary Fiber
4g
4%
  Sugars
2g
2%
),
Protein
31g
31%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
50%;
Iron
20%;
Exchanges:
2 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 3 High-Fat Meat; 2 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.