Mexican Refried Bean Pizza {A Meatless Monday Recipe

Mexican Refried Bean Pizza {A Meatless Monday Recipe

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Mexican refried bean pizza is made of two flour tortillas filled with refried beans and cheese. The tortillas are fried like a quesadilla, then topped with vegetables like a pizza. They are so delicious!

Raise your hand if you are tired of turkey, stuffing, and brussels sprouts and you feel like if you see one more pumpkin pie you’re gonna pop a button on your pants?

I for one don’t want to look at anything Thanksgiving until next year. I indulged in all my mama’s good cooking and brought back home leftovers to eat off of for a couple of days.

You’ll need this Meatless Monday Mexican Refried Bean Pizza recipe! It can help you get over that Thanksgiving coma. Kick-start your week with some veggies tonight!

ingredients to make Mexican Refried Bean Pizza

How To Make Mexican Refried Bean Pizza:

In a small pot, warm the refried beans.

Set a cast-iron frying pan (whatever type of frying pan you have will work fine, but the cast iron provides more even heat), over medium meat. Add a small amount of oil or butter to the pan and allow it to heat up.

Lay a tortilla on a plate or flat surface. Spoon some of the warmed refried beans onto it and smooth out all over the tortilla as you were icing a cake. Leave about ½-inch of space around the outer edge and place it in the preheated pan.

refried beans smeared onto a tortilla

Quickly, add the cheese and top with another tortilla.

Let the “pizza” cook for about 1 to 1 ½ minutes before flipping.

Using a spatula, flip the pizza over and allow the other side to crisp for 1 to 1 ½ minutes.

tortillas stuffed with refried beans in pan

Carefully slide the “pizza” onto a plate.

Use a knife or pizza cutter to slice it up as you would a pizza. (It is best to cut the pizza before adding the toppings.)

Garnish with any toppings you choose. Serve immediately.

Mexican refried bean pizza is made with tortillas filled with refried beans and cheese, fried like a quesadilla, with toppings like a pizza. | TheMountainKitchen.com

Optional Toppings:

The following toppings are merely suggestions for your Mexican Refried Bean Pizza. Add any vegetable toppings you’d like!

Mexican Refried Bean Pizza

In case you are wondering, His Royal Highness did not get upset like he did the night I made the mushroom fajitas.

I hope this gets you over the Thanksgiving leftover blues and helps your week started out great!

Mexican Refried Bean Pizza

Mexican refried bean pizza is made with tortillas filled with refried beans and cheese, fried like a quesadilla, with toppings like a pizza. So delicious!
Course lunch, Main Course
Cuisine Meatless Monday, Mexican, Vegetarian
Keyword mexican, pizza, Refried Beans, tortillas
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 601kcal

Ingredients

  • 20.5 ounces canned refried beans (use your favorite)
  • 4 large flour tortillas
  • 2 cups Mexican cheese shredded

Optional Toppings – The following are merely suggestions according to our taste , but you could certainly omit or add any you would like.

  • Mexican cheese shredded
  • lettuce shredded
  • bell peppers diced
  • poblano charred skin, veins and seeds removed, diced
  • black olives sliced
  • pickled or fresh jalapenos sliced
  • salsa
  • sour cream
  • green onions
  • cilantro finely chopped

Instructions

  • In a small pot, warm the refried beans.
  • Set a cast iron frying pan (whatever type of frying pan you have will work fine, but the cast iron provides more even heat), over medium meat. Add a small amount of oil or butter to the pan and allow it to heat up.
  • Lay a tortilla on a plate or flat surface. Spoon some of the warmed refried beans onto it and smooth out all over the tortilla as you were icing a cake. Leave about ½-inch of space around the outer edge and place it in the preheated pan.
  • Quickly, add the cheese and top with another tortilla.
  • Let the “pizza” cook for about 1 to 1 ½ minutes before flipping.
  • Using a spatula, flip the pizza over and allow the other side to crisp for 1 to 1 ½ minutes.
  • Carefully slide the “pizza” onto a plate. Use a knife or pizza cutter to slice it up as you would a pizza. (It is best to cut the pizza before adding the toppings.
  • Garnish with any toppings you choose. Serve immediately.

Notes

Calories are based on the refried bean pizza ingredients only, and not optional toppings. For more nutrition information, please visit our Policies and Disclaimers Page.

Nutrition

Calories: 601kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 38g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Cholesterol: 106mg | Sodium: 2464mg | Potassium: 95mg | Fiber: 12g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 980IU | Calcium: 834mg | Iron: 3.3mg
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