A Different Take on Mexican Pizzas

I like to change up my food so I don’t get bored.  My kids don’t appreciate that so much, neither does Aaron.  What I have been doing lately is when I make them a “traditional” dish, I will often make small changes to my meal to create some variety.  I have also been eating a lot less meat lately.  No, I am not becoming a “vegetarian”, I like my chicken & steak (filet) too much.  However, on a day-to-day basis, my stomach & body tend to feel much better the less meat I eat.  My non-meat sources of  protein come from nut butters, eggs (mostly egg whites with an occasional yolk thrown in), tuna, salmon, beans (black, garbanzo, kidney, northern, black-eyed peas), nuts & cheese.  I do some soy, but not a lot.  I mainly do edamame if I do any soy.  I drink almond milk, not cow’s milk (due to lactose intolerance, but cheese is okay with Lactaid).  Anyway, I digress.  Tonight I made Mexican pizzas with refried beans, ground turkey taco meat & cheese for the family and did mine up a little different.

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My Mexican pizza consisted of the following:

  • black beans (drained & rinsed) mixed with a touch of sriracha
  • crumbled goat cheese
  • avocado
  • chopped tomatoes
  • plain Greek Fage
  • Frank’s Red Hot

They were amazing!!  YUM!!  Also, instead of using store made tostada shells, I took 2 soft corn tortillas & placed them on an oven sheet @ 350 for about 10 minutes on one side & 3-4 minutes on the other side.  The I topped with the bean mixture & goat cheese and popped back in the oven to get all melty.  YUM!  Oh, another exciting find?  Trader Joe’s frozen avocado halves!  Genius!  I am the only one in my house that will eat avocado and they turn brown after I cut them open no matter what I do!  Very frustrating & expensive!!  These halves are perfect!  I used a half and split it between my pizzas.  Perfect!!  No waste! 

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7 Responses

  1. Wow, those have me drooling! They look divine! What a great idea! :)

  2. I understand where you’re coming from. For a long time my husband would tell me he didn’t like something so I wouldn’t cook it. I finally decided that if he didn’t like it he could make a sandwich. I still cook things he loves but I try to throw in something new and fun for me. I like to challenge myself in the kitchen, too. Tonight he ate watercress and loved it. :) (He did put his standard ranch dressing on it, but hey, it’s progress!)

    • Kudos to you for getting your hubby to eat watercress!! :) I finally got my hubby to try a grape tomato about 6 months ago. He wanted to spit it out, but we were in a restaurant, so he couldn’t! LOL!

  3. Kim,

    These look great! Neat twist with the goat cheese and yogurt! Next time you make these, you should try the 505 green chile sauce instead of the hot sauce!

    Heidi

  4. I am really impressed with your writing skills and also with the layout on your blog.
    Is this a paid theme or did you modify it yourself? Either way keep up the excellent quality writing,
    it’s rare to see a nice blog like this one nowadays.

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