I can't really take credit for this idea. My good friend Kourtni, who is a pro at making yummy Mexican food, told me about this. I thought of it again the other night as I rummaged through my cupboards looking for dinner ideas and tried it for the first time. They were delicious! And so very easy--my kind of cooking for sure. I also love that they can be so adaptable-- want to make a bigger one? Use a different size tortilla! Don't like refried beans? Just leave them off! Happen to have some fresh cilantro? Chop it up and throw it on there! Want to make a no-fat version? Just... well, um, I'm afraid I can't help you there. But you get the idea. :)
Mini Mexican Pizzas
taco seasoning packet
ground beef or turkey
small size tortillas, flour or corn
can of refried beans
salt and pepper
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Cook ground meat in taco seasoning according to packet directions. Meanwhile, spread desired amount of refried beans on tortillas. When meat is fully cooked, drain well and spoon a layer on top of beans. Top with shredded cheese. Place in oven for 5-10 minutes, or until cheese is thoroughly melted and edge of tortilla is crispy. Meanwhile, chop tomato into small chunks and mash the avocado, stirring in salt and pepper to taste. (get creative here-- what other flavors would you like? Green chiles, lime, cilantro, garlic-- whatever you want, add it in) Remove tortillas from oven and top with chopped tomatoes and avocado mash. Serve warm and enjoy!
Special note: my next post is my 100th! Be sure to check back later this week, because I have something very special planned for all you dears in honor of the occasion.