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BUSH’s Mexican Black Bean Pizza

by Aggies Kitchen on May 27, 2013

This post is sponsored by Bush’s Beans.

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Many of you know that pizza and I go way back. Waaaaaay back. (if you didn’t know, my parents have owned a pizza shop since I was an itty bitty girl, I grew up watching my dad making a million pizzas a week). It’s hands down my favorite food in the world.

Mexican food? I don’t think I had a taste of Mexican food until I was close to becoming an adult. Mexican food didn’t really make appearances in my Italian rooted house during my childhood. I think I had my first bean dip when I was waitressing at a sports bar in college. Nachos and I became best friends around that time too. I think it’s now safe to say that I love Mexican food. And I cook it at home at least once a week.

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This little recipe is the perfect combination of my two favorite foods. It uses just a few ingredients that you will most likely already have on hand. The one ingredient you may have to make a little effort for is the pulled pork. I happen to have some leftover in my freezer from the last batch I made, but if you don’t, any leftover protein would really work here – leftover grilled or pulled chicken, chorizo or taco meat. Play around with it.

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Of course, this little pizza included another favorite food of mine – beans. Grab a can, heat them up with some onion and throw them on there, easy peasy. Canned beans are so great to have on hand to add to any recipe.

Each pizza “crust” is made with 2 tortillas, glued together by cheese, to make it sturdier. I thought this was pretty genius. If you are watching your calories, just cut back a little on the cheese – and remember to shred it yourself straight from the block, I always find that when you do it that way the cheese melts so much better and you can use a lot less.

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Grab a slice and enjoy!

BUSH’S Mexican Black Bean Pizza

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Yield: serves 4

Serving Size: 1 pizza

Lots of cheese, BUSH’S® Black Beans, salsa, green chiles, and pulled pork give these tortilla pizzas a kicked up, Mexican spin. Recipe slightly adapted from Bush's Beans

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 8 (6-inch) flour tortillas
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 (15 ounce) can BUSH’S® Black Beans, drained
  • 1/2 cup salsa, mild or spicy
  • 2 ounces canned chopped green chiles
  • 1 cup pulled pork

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine half of the Cheddar with all of the Monterey Jack cheese in a bowl and set aside.
  2. Brush a baking sheet with 1 tablespoon oil and arrange 4 of the tortillas in a single layer. Sprinkle the other remaining half of the cheddar cheese over each tortilla. Top with remaining 4 tortillas and bake for 4-5 minutes or until lightly browned.
  3. While tortillas are baking, heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a skillet and cook onions until soft and browned. Add beans to onions and partially mash using the back of your fork (or a potato masher).
  4. Remove tortillas from the oven and top each tortilla evenly with bean mixture. Top evenly with salsa, chiles, pulled pork and cheese blend.
  5. Put back into oven and bake for about 10-15 minutes or until cheese is melted.

Notes

If you don't have pulled pork on hand, switch things up by using leftover grilled or pulled chicken, chorizo or taco meat. Of course, you can leave the meat out all together to turn this into a vegetarian meal.

http://aggieskitchen.com/2013/05/27/bushs-mexican-black-bean-pizza/

More black bean goodness:

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Hot Black Bean Fiesta Dip

Black Bean and Cheese Quesadillas | She Wears Many Hats

Black Beans and Sweet Potatoes | Reluctant Entertainer

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or check out BUSH’s Beans Recipe and Meal Ideas page for more inspiration!

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Tieghan May 27, 2013 at 9:21 am

Mmm! This looks so good! I love black beans and obviously Bush’s is a great brand!

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Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar May 27, 2013 at 9:29 am

Black bean pizza is SO GOOD! We call it taco pizza, and it’s the best. Love this recipe Aggie!!

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Ali | Gimme Some Oven May 27, 2013 at 9:29 am

I’m so glad you love Mexican food now. I can’t go a week without it! :)

These pizzas look amazing!

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Joshua Hampton (Cooking Classes San Diego) May 27, 2013 at 10:09 am

This is so brilliant! I now know what to do the next time I can’t make up my mind whether to go Italian or Mexican for dinner. Thanks for sharing this amazing recipe.

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Sandy@ReluctantEntertainer May 27, 2013 at 11:49 am

Lovely recipe, Aggie! I’d love to eat a Mexican meal at your house. Thanks for the linky love, too! Happy Memorial Day!

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Erica May 27, 2013 at 12:33 pm

I truly believe Bush’s beans are better than any other brands. I said that in my black bean burger post and I meant it!! These look amazing. The gluing of the two tortillas is pure brilliance. Trying this

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Amy May 27, 2013 at 12:59 pm

YUM! I just made this recipe last week. It was sooooo good! AND crispy!

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Becky @ So Very Blessed May 27, 2013 at 3:09 pm

Oh Aggie, these look fantastic! And I agree – layering all of this on a quesadilla? Pure genius!

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Julie @ Table for Two May 27, 2013 at 10:28 pm

How fun to grow up in a pizza place. Love these Mexican pizzas, they would be wonderful for lunch.

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Liz @ The Lemon Bowl May 28, 2013 at 7:56 am

Drooling over this!!!!

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Sommer @ ASpicyPerspective May 28, 2013 at 8:15 am

Love Mexican food! These pizzas look great!

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Cookin Canuck May 28, 2013 at 8:26 am

What a great idea to use the double layer of tortillas with cheese in between! And those Mexican toppings would make my family cheer with joy.

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Audra|The Baker Chick May 28, 2013 at 8:58 am

I love Mexican pizza! I’m embarrassed to admit I was obsessed with the Taco Bell version as a kid. Yours looks a million times more delicious!

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Bev @ Bev Cooks May 28, 2013 at 9:03 am

Um, YES. This could be my meal everyday forever and I’d not bat an eye.

Whatever that means.

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RavieNomNoms May 28, 2013 at 9:34 am

These look awesome! I am addicted to black beans so this is just right up my alley!

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claire @ the realistic nutritionist May 28, 2013 at 11:06 am

SERIOUSLY?? beans on pizza, i love this.

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patsy May 28, 2013 at 12:27 pm

Gluing the two tortillas together with cheese is BRILLIANT! I love using tortillas as a base for quick and easy pizzas, but always felt they were too flimsy… this is a great way to add some more gooey cheese, too!

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Bree {Skinny Mommy} May 28, 2013 at 1:05 pm

Looks so delicious–and easy too!

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Stephanie @ Macaroni and Cheesecake May 28, 2013 at 1:49 pm

This look so fabulous and a great way to use up leftover pulled pork! That is so neat that your parents own a pizza shop!

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Julia May 28, 2013 at 2:33 pm

Mexican pizzas are the best! This looks delicious!

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cassie May 28, 2013 at 4:29 pm

I could eat these every single day, Aggie! My favorite flavors. :-)

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Paula - bell'alimento May 28, 2013 at 6:12 pm

You had me at black beans.

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Kristin @ Dizzy Busy and Hungry! May 28, 2013 at 7:59 pm

Yum, these look fantastic. I use Bush’s beans in a lot of recipes. They are the best!

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Sheila May 28, 2013 at 11:14 pm

We love black beans, I use them in so many things. This is going on my quick and easy summer lunch idea list!

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Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles May 29, 2013 at 12:36 pm

I’m loving this, we go through ALOT of tortillas around here. Thanks for another great recipe, Aggie!

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Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen May 29, 2013 at 12:39 pm

Ooh I’d love to throw back a few of these with you!

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Angie May 29, 2013 at 1:43 pm

Oh, I just love this idea, so good!

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Kate@Diethood May 29, 2013 at 3:46 pm

This may be my lunch! I have everything I need… including Bush’s black beans! And it’s the perfect size for me to devour a couple…or five! :-)

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Deborah May 30, 2013 at 1:38 am

I’m so glad you were introduced to Mexican food – I can’t imagine life without it!!

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Nutmeg Nanny May 30, 2013 at 11:41 am

Wow, this looks amazing! My husband would love this for dinner, I am going to have to try this out soon :)

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Tina | My Life as a Mrs May 30, 2013 at 12:30 pm

Oh wow! These look fantastic!!!! Great meatless Monday option :)

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addie | culicurious May 31, 2013 at 11:39 am

Looks delicious, Aggie! I love Mexican pizzas :) Great idea to stick the tortillas together with cheese as the “glue”. Love it!

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Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen June 1, 2013 at 10:56 am

This looks so good!

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katie June 1, 2013 at 9:01 pm

Yum! These look so good! I’m trying to figure out what to make myself for dinner this might just be it!

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Shaina June 3, 2013 at 11:14 am

Perfection. I love the dual layer tortillas here.

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ROBIN LICHTENWALNER February 9, 2014 at 8:25 pm

I love it but I have modified it a little… I do not eat anything in a can or box anymore I have redone my entire eating habits to get off my blood pressure, diabetic and cholesterol meds… Been eating as fresh as I can and it is working great for me.. I used dried black beans and cooked them, I made homemade salsa, used fresh chilies, and multigrain tortillas.. Just awesome

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Aggies Kitchen February 10, 2014 at 10:36 am

sounds fantastic! So glad you enjoyed! And congrats on the fresh eating lifestyle change, it makes a huge difference in how you feel !!

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MaryAnn March 10, 2014 at 6:19 pm

Pinned it, made it, loved it! I made my own tortillas for the first time. Can’t believe how easy and so much better tasting they are! Great recipe, thanks!

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Aggies Kitchen March 11, 2014 at 9:05 am

Ohhh, I would really love to make my own tortillas. Did you follow a recipe? That is on my bucket list!
Thanks so much for stopping by and letting me know MaryAnn!

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MaryAnn March 11, 2014 at 11:32 am

I searched on Pinterest, there are many recipes, and all have the same basic ingredients: flour, salt, baking powder, and butter flavored crisco. I just chose one that didn’t make a ton (it made 12) since I wasn’t sure how they would turn out and that had a lot of positive feedback. They were perfect for your black bean pizza! The quality is amazing compared to store bought, and mine tasted like Cafe Rio if you have ever eaten there. If you haven’t, put that on your bucket list! Amazeballs!

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Lynn H April 2, 2014 at 10:33 am

Stumbled upon this recipe yesterday and made it last night! I am a vegetarian so I left the pork out. I didn’t have salsa so, I added a bit of cumin and these were great. My 6 year old’s only complaint was that he had to wait for his to cool. I brought leftovers for lunch today. Super easy! Super fast!

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Aggies Kitchen April 6, 2014 at 8:46 am

Yay! This is great feedback, thank you! Personally I would prefer mine without pork as well but my husband loved the meaty version :) So happy you stopped back to report – and SO happy your 6 year old enjoyed it! Thanks so much!

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Kimber April 30, 2014 at 5:25 pm

I just happen to also have a small frozen package of my husband’s pulled pork. I am making this for dinner this weekend. I think I might even try to make my own tortillas like Mary Ann did. Thanks for the great recipe.

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Demi W. June 29, 2014 at 12:40 am

Tried this recipe tonight at the recommendation of my sister. I loved it as did my parents. Still have to try it on my super picky son (he wasn’t home for dinner). I added it to my personal book of recipes to make again and again! I added a bit of fresh cilantro on top before serving and I’m going to try with fresh avocado slices next time!

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Aggies Kitchen July 1, 2014 at 10:56 am

ohhh, would be amazing with avocado slices! I’m so happy to hear you tried it and enjoyed it. Maybe you can customize it for your picky eater ;) Thanks so much for the feedback and for stopping by to comment! Have a great week!

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