Mexican pizza

Mexican Pizza

Mexican pizza has always been one of Gavin’s favorite drive-through foods, and until recently Karen had never tried it.  Well, let me tell you Mexican pizzas are not your traditional “pizza”, but they taste great.

A Mexican pizza is more like a tostada that has been topped with another crispy tortilla topped with cheese and baked quickly in the oven. 

The classic Mexican pizza is tasty, but we’ve improved on the drive-through versions with Cacique® and three types of cheesy goodness.  Today we are going to share our spin on this classic that you’ll be able to make year round, even with the drive-throughs eliminating it from their menu. 

Mexican pizza ingredients

We’ve partnered with Cacique®, one of the country’s top authentic Mexican food brands, to show you how you can create easy Mexican inspired meals using authentic ingredients.

For this recipe, reach for key staples of Mexican cuisine from Cacique® to put a twist on a drive-through classic Mexican Pizza.

We’re using Pork Chorizo, Crema Mexicana, Mexican-Style Queso Dip, Queso Fresco, and Homestyle Salsa to add some Couple in the Kitchen flair to the classic. 

Adding in these high-quality Cacique® ingredients can take any simple recipe up a notch and bring on extra flavor.

What Comes on a Mexican Pizza

A traditional Mexican pizza comes with a base of beans, a protein like chorizo or ground beef, and a light salsa sauce.  

The top layer is typically melted cheese, crema, and diced tomatoes.  This traditional recipe is good, but there’s so much room to improve on it by following our recipe. 

What is queso?

Queso’s translation from Spanish to English is simply cheese, but in our book queso should be the unofficial (or maybe even official) food of Texas.  Texas queso is cheese in a liquid form with chilis and spices, and it’s used as a dip or topping on almost anything.  

The only store bought queso for us are Cacique® Mexican-Style Queso Dips because they are delicious and the first ingredient is real cheese. It’s a regular on our grocery shopping list because it’s very authentic and saves us a ton of time compared to making it from scratch. 

What is chorizo?

Chorizo is a Mexican sausage that is traditionally made of pork, garlic, and paprika and other spices.

You’ll find many varieties of chorizo to fit different recipe needs, from spicy to sweet, from beef chorizo to pork chorizo.

Mexican style chorizo typically comes as more ground meat like people traditionally see in with eggs whereas Spanish style chorizo is typically a hard sausage link. 

We love using Mexican chorizo for recipes morning to night.  We recently made a chorizo eggs benedict, and we may never go back to the classic. 

Our favorite chorizo is the Cacique® Pork Chorizo, but you can also substitute with beef chorizo or even soy chorizo to accommodate vegetarian needs.

How to cook chorizo

Cooking chorizo may be one of the easiest proteins you can find at your local grocery store.

Oil isn’t needed, and all you have to do is heat the chorizo in a medium-high heat skillet for 6-8 minutes until the meat appears more brown than red.

mexican pizza recipe

The Best Mexican Pizza Recipe

Makes 4 Mexican Pizzas

Cook time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 package of Cacique® Pork Chorizo
  • ⅛  cup Cacique® Crema Mexicana 
  • ¼ cup Cacique® Mild Homestyle Salsa
  • ½ cup Cacique® Queso Fresco 
  • 1 cup Cacique® Mexican-Style Queso Blanco Queso Dip
  • 8 flour tortillas
  • ½ cup refried pinto beans
  • Oil for frying
  • Recommended garnish: Green onion and chopped tomato
mexican pizza

Steps:

  1. Start by cooking the Cacique Pork Chorizo in a pan on medium heat.
  2. Once the chorizo is cooked, set it aside to cool and fry 8 flour tortillas in your oil of choice.
  3. After your tortillas are fried, put 4 tortillas on a baking sheet so you can start layering toppings
  4. Top the first layer of each Mexican pizza with 2 tbsp of beans, 2 tbsp chorizo, 1 tbsp salsa, and 2 tbsp Cacique Queso Dip
  5. Top this layer with a second tortilla
  6. On top of the second tortilla, add 2 tablespoons of queso and 2 tablespoons of shredded cheese
  7. Bake for 10 minutes at 400 degrees Fahrenheit
  8. Once out of the oven, top your Mexican pizza with your favorite toppings.  We added a drizzle of Cacique’s Crema Mexicana, 1 tablespoon Cacique Queso Fresco, and fresh chopped tomatoes and green onions for garnish
  9. Enjoy a taste of our childhood!
Mexican pizza recipe
Mexican Pizza

Mexican Pizza

Yield: 4 Mexican Pizzas
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

This triple cheese Mexican pizza recipe brings a drive-through favorite to your kitchen.

Ingredients

  • 1 package of Cacique® Pork Chorizo
  • ⅛ cup Cacique® Crema Mexicana
  • ¼ cup Cacique® Mild Homestyle Salsa
  • ½ cup Cacique® Queso Fresco
  • 1 cup Cacique® Mexican-Style Queso Blanco Queso Dip
  • 8 flour tortillas
  • ½ cup refried pinto beans
  • Oil for frying

Instructions

  1. Start by cooking the Cacique Pork Chorizo in a pan on medium heat.
  2. Once the chorizo is cooked, set it aside to cool and fry 8 flour tortillas in your oil of choice.
  3. After your tortillas are fried, put 4 tortillas on a baking sheet so you can start layering toppings
  4. Top the first layer of each Mexican pizza with 2 tbsp of beans, 2 tbsp chorizo, 1 tbsp salsa, and 2 tbsp Cacique Queso Dip
  5. Top this layer with a second tortilla
  6. On top of the second tortilla, add 2 tablespoons of queso and 2 tablespoons of shredded cheese
  7. Bake for 10 minutes at 400 degrees Fahrenheit
  8. Once out of the oven, top your Mexican pizza with your favorite toppings.  We added a drizzle of Cacique’s Crema Mexicana, 1 tablespoon Cacique Queso Fresco, and fresh chopped tomatoes and green onions for garnish.

This recipe was sponsored by Cacique®, thanks for supporting the brands that we love!

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