Pizza without pizza crust?  Say it ain’t so!  Well, I can’t.  Who says pizza needs to have a traditional crust, tomato sauce and mozzarella?  Not met!  For this global pizza creation, I introduce you to a Mexican Taco Pizza on a Tortilla!  Think of it as an open-faced quesadilla.  It’s beyond delicious and flavorful and is really easy to put together.  Feel free to play with the flavors and ingredient substitutions to create your own variation – let me know what you come up with!

Makes 4 tortilla pizzas


4 flour tortillas
1/2 cup tomatillo salsa, plus more for serving
1/2 pound Pepper Jack cheese, shredded, divided
1/3 cup black beans, rinsed and drained
1/3 cup canned yellow corn (use fresh in the summer)
8 ounces ground beef, cooked with a tablespoon of taco seasoning and cooled
1 jalapeno, seeded and sliced
1/2 cup chopped cilantro


1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Arrange tortillas on a pizza stone or a large baking sheet. Evenly spread salsa over tortillas and sprinkle with half the cheese.

2. Combine beans, corn, beef and cilantro and evenly spread on top of tortillas.  Sprinkle with the remaining cheese.

3. Place the tortilla pizzas in the oven and bake until the cheese bubbles and the tortillas are crisp, about 15-20 minutes. Remove from the oven and sprinkle with cilantro.  Cut into quarters and serve.