Fiesta tortilla pizzas

    30 min

    Tortillas are lightly fried to make a crisp base in these fun Mexican-inspired 'pizzas'. They are topped with refried beans, tomatoes, cheese, olives and spring onions.

    1 person made this

    Serves: 12 

    • 1 (435g) tin refried beans
    • 6 (20cm) corn tortillas
    • 225g grated four cheese blend
    • 3 plum tomatoes, seeded and diced
    • 2 spring onions, sliced
    • 25g freshly chopped coriander
    • 120g sliced black olives, well drained

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. Heat refried beans in a microwave-safe bowl in the microwave on high until warmed through, about 2 minutes, stirring after 1 minute.
    2. Lightly grease each tortilla with oil or cooking spray; arrange them on a wire cooling rack.
    3. Heat a non-stick pan over medium-high heat. Pan-fry one side of each tortilla until lightly browned, about 3 minutes. Return tortillas to wire rack, browned sides up.
    4. Spread a thin layer of refried beans onto the tortillas, stopping about 1cm from the edge.
    5. Sprinkle grated cheese over refried beans.
    6. Carefully transfer a tortilla pizza back to the pan, bean side up.
    7. Lightly fry until cheese begins to melt, about 1 minute more; return tortilla pizza to wire rack. Repeat with remaining pizzas.
    8. Scatter tomatoes, spring onions, fresh coriander and olives over melted cheese.
    9. Slice pizzas to serve.


    You can also crisp up the tortillas on a barbecue or under a grill.

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    I made enough for three people. I did not worry about pan frying them, I just heated them on both sides of the tortilla in the skillet, took the tortilla out, laid the warm tortilla on a foil lined cookie sheet and topped it, then baked it until everything was warm and melty. I served this with my homemade salsa. I loved the simplicity of this recipe (the kids thought that tortilla pizzas were great) and it used the rest of a package of tortillas I had to get rid of. Win/win. I'll make this again.  -  21 Apr 2012  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    My family LOVED these and they are so easy to put together! I did use chives instead of green onions because I have an herb explosion in my backyard right now--including cilantro! These are perfect for a quick Cinco de Mayo party, and so simple to do you can throw a party in minutes ; ). We ate ours with sour cream and taco sauce. Thanks Lucylove!  -  03 May 2012  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    A very simple quick summer night meal, especially if you let the hubs do the tortilla cooking while you cut everything up. He actually cooked both sides of the tortilla, then we topped with the toppings, the beans were so hot the cheese melts when you put it over them. We actually make this often but use flour tortillas in a burrito style so corn was a nice treat. I checked three stores and the largest corn tortillas I could find were only 5 1/2 inch, but still worked fine. Oh almost forgot this was the recipe of the week selection. Thanks Lucy.  -  23 Aug 2013  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)