Recipe // Mexican Pizza

Mexican Pizza by MixedMethod

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.

To assemble:

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!

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