Tuesday, February 15, 2011

T-Bell at Home

If you know me, you know how much I heart Taco Bell!! Although Ive never actually ordered the Mexican Pizza they have there, I decided to recreate it for my lovely family for dinner!

I began by cooking up 20 oz of Ground turkey.  After it was browned I added some water, taco seasoning, and about 1/4 cup of Salsa for some flavor.

While the taco meat was cookin away, I made another batch of homemade re-fried black beans.  Then, I began layering.  I made these two smaller pizzas, Mikayla made 2 larger ones, "for her step dad".  How cute, and how fun!

So I layered one taco shell and covered it in turkey meat. 

Then I covered it in the refried black beans.

Next, I added cheese... more cheese than I should have :) soo good!

I then topped it off with another taco shell.  I pushed down the shell with my hands just to spread out the stuffing underneath.

Then I added some taco sauce and even more cheese

Baked it at 375 for 12 minutes...

Oh. My. God. It came out soo perfect! It was amazing!

I smothered mine in chopped fresh spinach and tomatoes.  Ohhh how I wish I had some sour cream.  I also added extra salsa for more ooomph.

It even held its shape nicely once it was all sliced up! I'm telling ya, this was an amazing dinner.  I do suggest making a bunch of them, maybe feeding other people.  Next time, I'm adding sliced olives, jalapenos, and sour cream.  I was all out :(

Mexican Pizza
20 oz ground turkey
Taco Seasoning
Taco Shells (We used 8)
1 can refried Black Beans
1 cup shredded cheese
1/2 cup taco sauce

On the side we enjoyed some Shrimp Spanish Rice.  I took a box, yes... that's right... a box of Zatarains Spanish Rice, and spiced it up a bit.  I emptied the box into 1 1/2 cups of water and about 1/2 a 16 oz jar of Salsa.

Then I cooked up 1 small onion and 1 stalk of celery, chopped, and added it to the rice.

1/4 cup Black Beans

And of course, shrimp!!

Mix it all together, and get an amazing side dish!

Shrimpy Spanish Rice
1 7oz box Zatarains Spanish Rice
1 1/2 cup water
6-8 oz salsa
1 onion, chopped
1 stalk celery, chopped
1 lb shrimp
1/4 cup Black Beans

I leave you with Mikayla in her new hair wrap towel thingie... how adorable is she?!

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