Recently, while hate-watching Food Network, I spotted a woman who shall not be named making a Mexican pizza. My first thought was, “I fucking love Mexican food, and I love pizza.” But upon watching this moron just completely ruin my idea of what a Mexican pizza would be, I had to intervene and create my own “recipe.”
Honestly, what is happening to the world?
- 4 small or 2 large corn tortillas
- 1 can refried beans
- ¾ cup red enchilada sauce
- Favorite hot sauce
- 3 tbsps plus 1 tbsp cilantro (keep em separate)
- ½ cup Cotija cheese
- ¼ cup Cheddar cheese, shredded
- 1 fresh jalapeno, seeds and ribs removed
- 1 medium tomato, chopped
- ½ cup chorizo, cooked
- Avocado, sliced
Preheat the oven to 400F and place a large baking sheet in there while it heads up. Then, working in batches, lay as many tortillas out as possible without overlapping and bake for 10 mins or until juuuuust crispy. Remove from the oven and set aside.
In a large bowl, combine 1 cup of the refried beans with the red enchilada sauce. Add 1 tbsp of the cilantro and a few drops of hot sauce; mix to combine the whole thing. Add more enchilada sauce if this shit isn’t spreadable enough.
Divide the bean/sauce mixture among the crispy tortillas and use a rubber spatula or your boyfriend’s phone to spread the mixture to the edges – leaving a liiiiittle bit of room. Now, evenly sprinkle on the cotija cheese, cheddar, jalapeno, tomato, and chorizo on each tortilla. Bake the pizzas for about 10 minutes or until the cheese is melty and bubbly.
Remove from oven and top off with the remaining cilantro and avocado slices if desired. THIS IS HOW MEXICAN PIZZA SHOULD BE.