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Refried Bean-Taco Pizza

When I’m in a rush, I take advantage of convenient prepared pizza crust to create this Mexican-style pizza. If you like it spicy, add a little chopped jalapeno pepper to the skillet when cooking the beef. —Mary Detweiler, Middlefield, Ohio
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. Bake: 20 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 1-1/4 pounds ground beef
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 envelope taco seasoning
  • 1 prebaked 12-inch pizza crust
  • 1 can (16 ounces) refried beans
  • 2 taco shells, coarsely crushed
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 2 cups torn iceberg lettuce
  • 2 medium tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon sliced ripe olives


  • In a large skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Stir in water and taco seasoning. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, place crust on an ungreased baking sheet. Spread with refried beans. Top with the beef mixture, taco shells and cheeses. Bake at 450° for 10-15 minutes or until cheese is melted. Top with lettuce, tomatoes and olives.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 420 calories, 17g fat (8g saturated fat), 62mg cholesterol, 1051mg sodium, 39g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 5g fiber), 28g protein.
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  • jstowellsupermom
    Dec 30, 2020

    We love taco pizza so this was a winner at our house!

  • Heather
    Jun 14, 2020

    No comment left

  • muffbear74
    May 16, 2019

    I ended up making this without the refried beans because I discovered that the can I thought was in the cupboard was not. It turned out fine anyway. It sort of reminded me of a raco salad bowl.

  • Lillian
    Jan 11, 2018

    Mary are u related to Bob Dewiller of Lucas Ohio ????

  • justmbeth
    Dec 28, 2017

    Great pizza! I made it when my refried bean haters were not home. However, I think they blended well with the other pizza ingredients and could potentially go unnoticed.

  • KelleyEE
    Nov 14, 2012

    This tasted great and was fun to make. We used Nacho flavored tortilla chips, adding a little more flavor. I don't like olives, skipped those. We added some sour cream and salsa after baking also. My husband sprinkled some hot sauce on his as well. Very filling.We didn't put the fresh cold ingredients on the entire pizza knowing we wouldn't be able to finish the whole thing. That helped to be able to warm it the next day better, and top individual pieces with the cold ingredients. That helps to individualize it for your own taste as well.

  • ref4you
    Feb 28, 2012

    Grate, but suggest heating refried beans in microwave to make the spreading easier.

  • rustedgold1
    Dec 30, 2011

    I made two separate pizzas. One with ground beef for me and my husband and the other with vegetarian "crumbles" for my vegetarian daughters and we all were very pleased!

  • TessaMB
    Nov 17, 2011

    Easy and delicious. I made my own dough in the bread machine. I really enjoyed it!

  • chikpea
    Nov 14, 2011

    Such a simple after-work recipe that keeps you out of the restaurant and on-track for your budget. I made it vegetarian by heating up the refried beans and mixing in the taco mix (saute onions seperately). I also used crushed tortilla chips instead of taco shells. 1 slice is filling and it's so tasty!