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Loaded Mexican Pizza Recipe

Loaded Mexican Pizza Recipe

My husband is a picky eater, but this healthy pizza has lots of flavor, and he actually looks forward to it. Leftovers are no problem, because this meal tastes better the next day. —Mary Barker, Knoxville, Tennessee
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 medium red onion, chopped
  • 1 small sweet yellow pepper, chopped
  • 3 teaspoons chili powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 3 medium tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 prebaked 12-inch thin pizza crust
  • 2 cups chopped fresh spinach
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
  • Hot pepper sauce to taste
  • 1/2 cup shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded pepper jack cheese

Directions

  • 1. In a small bowl, mash black beans. Stir in the onion, yellow pepper, chili powder and cumin. In another bowl, combine the tomatoes, jalapeno and garlic.
  • 2. Place crust on an ungreased 12-in. pizza pan; spread with bean mixture. Top with tomato mixture and spinach. Sprinkle with cilantro, pepper sauce and cheeses.
  • 3. Bake at 400° for 12-15 minutes or until cheese is melted. Yield: 6 slices.
Editor's Note: Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 297 calories, 9g fat (4g saturated fat), 17mg cholesterol, 566mg sodium, 41g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 6g fiber), 15g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2-1/2 starch, 1 lean meat, 1 vegetable.

Reviews for Loaded Mexican Pizza

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kolate User ID: 6873027 247892
Reviewed May. 5, 2016

"This pizza was the perfect Cinco de Mayo feast! I served it with homemade guac., but it really wasn't needed. This will become a staple in our house!"

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SanditheCat User ID: 1238615 171563
Reviewed Sep. 24, 2014

"We really liked this; husband says it's a keeper. Followed recipe as it was written."

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caphands User ID: 6111736 171506
Reviewed Dec. 8, 2012

"I thought it was good. My husband did not. I went with the salsa in the beans and did not drain it. Should have. When I took it out of the oven, there was liquid coming out. So, with the tomatoes and salsa, too much liquid. I also cut back on anything hot. The only reason I won't make it again is because my husband won't eat it."

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rharmer13 User ID: 1717800 157538
Reviewed Oct. 2, 2012

"This pizza was such a nice change of pace! Very very good! My husband (who thinks that if there isn't any meat then it's not a full dinner) didn't even notice it was vegetarian. My two daughters cleaned their plates too! I left off the jalapenos to keep the spice level down, but they can be added to individual slices later. It was a great tip to add salsa to the mashed black beans to make it easier to spread too!"

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rharmer13 User ID: 1717800 171560
Reviewed Oct. 2, 2012

"This pizza was such a nice change of pace! Very very good! My husband (who thinks that if there isn't any meat then it's not a full dinner) didn't even notice it was vegetarian. My two daughters cleaned their plates too! I left off the jalapenos to keep the spice level down, but they can be added to individual slices later. It was a great tip to add salsa to the mashed black beans to make it easier to spread too!"

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flower224 User ID: 6443925 85151
Reviewed Jun. 2, 2012

"EXCELLENT pizza. I didn't miss the meat at all. I did a couple changes but mostly small stuff. Did a red pepper instead of a yellow pepper. I did only 1 tsp of chili pwd since I was serving it to my little boy and skipped the jalapeno. I added almost a full cup of homemade salsa to the bean mixture that was first spread on the crust and it seemed to make it easier to spread. I used shredded mozerella cheese, just a tad bit of shredded pepper jack and shredded cheddar. I was trying to keep the spiciness down but not kill it. I also put some of the cheese down over the first bean layer so it wouldn't all be on the top and be given the chance to slide off. After cutting the pieces I topped them with sliced avocado. Very healthy and very very good flavor :)"

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rhobleymattson User ID: 4757695 155947
Reviewed Mar. 20, 2012

"I haven't tryed this recipe yet, but I will for our meatless Monday's:) I am sure It will Great!!"

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hafemejf User ID: 3853629 155944
Reviewed Jan. 25, 2012

"Super yummy"

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diligentfrog User ID: 569604 209600
Reviewed Jan. 16, 2012

"I love this pizza! I didn't put a full onion on it and I omitted the hot pepper, but otherwise, followed the recipe. YUM! I would have never thought mashed black beans would be so good on a pizza!"

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DaniCaliGirl User ID: 6357683 140362
Reviewed Jan. 11, 2012

"so easy and my whole family loved it!"

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kitzer User ID: 4188178 155943
Reviewed Sep. 11, 2011

"DarlingStarling ~~ I couldn't agree more!!"

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ladybug810 User ID: 791745 82624
Reviewed Apr. 7, 2011

"Although it takes awhile to chop everything and put it together, it is so worth it! My husband and I just love this recipe."

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Pinstripes User ID: 3468767 171558
Reviewed Jan. 23, 2011

"This was so, so good! I can't believe I didn't make it sooner. I processed the beans in a food processor and added a splash of lime juice & salsa for moisture. I also threw in a few scraps of chicken between the bean and tomato layers. I LOVED this."

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DarlingStarling User ID: 2475759 111305
Reviewed May. 5, 2009

"Seriously disgusting."

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ondfly123 User ID: 1072110 157537
Reviewed Jul. 29, 2008

"This was fabulous!! The amount of onions is just fine. This recipe has a nice little 'kick' to it, but not too much. Of course, like garlic and peppers, onions are a matter of personal taste. My husband and I really enjoyed this meal."

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crw93422 User ID: 1542225 209599
Reviewed Mar. 9, 2008

"The amount of onion needs to be decreased by more than half. I would not make this again as the recipe reads."

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Wine Pairings

Sweet Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet red wine.