Mini Mexican Pizzas and Mexican Mush

If you liked the fajitas, here is another Mexican dish for you, but before I make your mouth water I’ll share my workouts…

Workout

Monday: Spinning Class at the Y. 19.5 miles.
Tuesday: Firecracker 4 course since the half marathon shares the same large hill towards the end. Practice makes perfect! Or practice makes me not die?

Goal progress as of yesterday: I promised to share my progress. The good, the bad and the behind. I guess that is what happens when you have a workout free weekend.  Good thing I have a long run scheduled for tomorrow and added 4 more miles today.

Okay, now what you really came for…

I give you Mini Mexican Pizzas. Taco Bell is the true creator of this item, but let’s be honest… do you really want to consume 1000 calories of Taco Bell? My version is a little healthafied and the hubby still loved them.

Mini Mexican Pizzas


:: Ingredients ::

1 lb Ground Beef (or Turkey)
1/2 cup low fat refried beans
1/2 cup salsa (regular or one with corn works as well)
Taco seasoning
Tortillas (whole wheat)
Mexican blend cheese
Olives (if desired)
Muffin Pan

:: Method ::

1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

2. Using a can, cup or cookie cutter (or Onion Saver in my case), cut circles out of each wrap that are large enough to fit inside the muffin pan.

3. Brown ground beef (or turkey) and drain excess fat.

4. In a bowl, mix together ground beef (or turkey), salsa, taco seasoning, and refried beans. Stir until combined.

5. Scoop mixture into each wrap (enough to fill the little cup)

6. Top each cup with shredded cheese and olives (if desired).

7. Bake for 12-15 minutes.

8. Wait about 5 minutes for the mini pizzas to cool.

You can serve as is, or with a side of lettuce, salsa, sour cream and/or tomatoes.

Mexican Mush

Once I popped the mini pizzas into the oven, I still had a fair amount of the meat mixture left over. The hubby walked by, stuck a chip in it and gave it his stamp of approval. It is a great dip and easy to whip up. It doesn’t look pretty, but with Mexican, if it looks gross it probably is good.

:: Method ::
Steps 3 & 4 of Mini Mexican Pizzas

3. Brown ground beef (or turkey) and drain excess fat.

4. In a bowl, mix together ground beef (or turkey), salsa, taco seasoning, and refried beans. Stir until combined.

Otro platillo mexicano muy bien! 

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