Monday, June 11, 2012

Mexican Pizza...YUM!

Summer is in full swing here in the South (humidity and all)

With that comes the nice sunshine and rain to grow a bountiful garden. 

We have increased the number of raised beds and then the coolest thing we've added is a teepee to grow beans.

The kids can go inside and play.  Once the beans grow the kids can play inside and then eat beans if they feel the need for a snack. 

The garden has produced thus far tons of lettuce, spinach, and kale.  Most recently we have gotten some onions and tomatoes which we used on Mexican Pizzas that we made yesterday.

I don't know why we didn't think of this sooner as it just delicious and so very easy to make.

Mexican Pizza

flour tortilla shells (you'll need 2 per pizza)
1 can of refried beans (I used the black bean variety)
1 jar of your favorite salsa
vegetable oil
tomato (for topping)
green onions (for topping)

Brush both sides of two tortillas with vegetable oil and place on a baking sheet.

Bake in a 400 degree over for 10 minutes (5 minutes per side).

Top on tortilla with beans (however much or little you like).  I mixed 2 Tbsp of water with the beans to make them easier to spread.

Top beans with salsa (again however much or little you like depending on your salsa preference)

Place second tortilla on top.

Smear the top with salsa and then sprinkle cheese.

Bake for 10-12 minutes at 400 degrees (just long enough to melt cheese).

I sprinkled green onion and tomato fresh from the garden and then served.

This was enjoyed by everyone and is a quick dinner I look forward to serving again.


  1. Oh my! I so envy you your garden, Rachel! I love to grow vegetables but just didn't get around this year to do it.. Your pizza sounds amazing! YUM! Have a fabulous day!

  2. What fantastic crops you're growing this year! Everything looks so lush ... and not slug munched at all!! Due to the last 2 years' failures, I've given up on trying to grow veggies. This year, I'm attempting to grow herbs instead. So far so good.. but we'll see how long it takes for the little critters to move in ;)
    Your Mexican pizza looks so yummy! What a great idea for a quick dinner.
    Hope you're having a great week Rachel xx