This pizza kind of rocked my world. Homemade tortillas topped with refried beans, crispy chorizo (or Mexican sausage), queso fresco, fresh lettuce and creme fraiche (because I couldn’t find Mexican crema). Definitely not your average pizza, but definitely delicious. The best part is, you can make small appetizer pizzas or a larger pizza to share, depending on how large you choose to make the tortillas. I made smaller “personal pizza” sized tortillas.
Here’s the recipe:
- 4 flour tortillas (recipe found here), about 12″ round
For the bean and chorizo topping:
- 1 can refried beans
- 6 oz. raw pork chorizo, ground
- 4 tblsp vegetable oil
For the lettuce and cheese topping:
- 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese (if you can find Oaxaca cheese, use that)
- 1 cup (approximately) of shredded iceberg or romaine lettuce
- 1/2 cup crumbled queso fresco
- 4 tblsp creme fraiche or Mexican crema
- salt and pepper
In a large, heavy pan heat 2 tblsp on vegetable oil and add the chorizo, break it up and saute until crispy, 5-6 minutes. Remove the chorizo from the pan and set aside. Heat the remaining 2 tblsp of vegetable oil and add the can (16 oz.) of refried beans and heat through – approx. 5 minutes.
Prepare your flour tortillas and get them ready for pizza assembly.
Spread 1/4 of the warm beans onto the flour tortilla. Sprinkle on mozzarella (or Oaxaca) cheese and put 1/4 of your crispy chorizo on top of that. Season with salt and pepper, then top with lettuce, a few sprinkles of queso fresco and a drizzle of 1 tblsp of creme fraiche.
Recipe adapted from here.
Enjoy! And let me know if you try it!