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Refried Bean Pizza

Instead of tomato sauce, refried beans serve as the base for this Southwestern-style pizza. The cool vegetable toppings complement each oven-fresh bite.— Lydia Ann Lantz, Christiana, Pennsylvania
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min.
  • Makes
    4-6 servings


  • 1-1/2 cups biscuit/baking mix
  • 1/2 cup cornmeal
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies
  • 1 envelope taco seasoning
  • 1 can (16 ounces) refried beans
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup shredded lettuce
  • 2 medium tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped


  • In a large bowl, combine biscuit mix and cornmeal. Add water and mix well. Press onto the bottom and up the sides of a greased 12-in. pizza pan.
  • Bake at 400° for 10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool. Meanwhile, in a skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. stir in the water, chilies and taco seasoning; bring to a boil. Simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes.
  • Spread beans over crust. Top with beef mixture. Sprinkle with cheese. bake at 400° for 10 minutes longer or until the crust is golden and cheese is melted. Top with lettuce, tomato and onion.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 499 calories, 21g fat (11g saturated fat), 73mg cholesterol, 1440mg sodium, 51g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 7g fiber), 28g protein.

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  • kelmar63
    May 5, 2019

    This is delicious! We liked it with green onions. The next time I am going to add cilantro.