These Spicy Jalapeno 3 Layered Mexican Pizza Wedges are all kinds of yummy. Made with ground beef, refried beans, cheddar cheese, jalapenos, smoky spices and topped with scallions, tomatoes, lettuce, avocado cubes, black olives, chopped cilantro and sour cream. Yummy!
Spicy Jalapeno 3 Layered Mexican Pizza Wedges
Lets talk about these awesome and simple to make Spicy Jalapeno 3 Layered Mexican Pizza Wedges.
As the title states “spicy jalapeno” well yes this appetizer has jalapeno. However, even though many Mexican dishes have the inescapable and inevitable, jalapeño pepper, these wedges are not all that spicy.
A little Jalapeno History
The JALAPEÑO got it’s name after the Mexican state of Xalapa or Jalapa.
Back in the late 1990’s, we here in the United States faithfully devoted ourselves to growing and producing JALAPEÑOS. They are primarily grown and produced in southern New Mexico and Texas.
Jalapeños get their heat from the natural plant compound called, “capsaicin.” On the “Scoville” scale, jalapeños measure 2,500 to 8,000 Scoville heat units (SHU) per pepper. Some of you may think that’s a lot but just know this, the hottest pepper up to date is the Carolina Reaper, measuring 2,200,000 SHU!!!!! So I think we all can take a little heat from our dear jalapeño.
Recipe and pictures below ↓
- 12 6 in corn tortillas
- 1 lb ground beef or chicken, pork or turkey
- 16 oz refried beans
- 2-3 tbsp chili powder
- 1 tbsp garlic powder can substitute 2 cloves fresh garlic, finely chopped
- 2 roma tomatoes chopped
- 3 scallions chopped
- 2 jalapeños seeded and chopped
- 8 oz sour cream
- 1 package cheddar cheese shredded
- salt to taste
- 1 avocado diced
- 2 cups lettuce shredded
- cilantro chopped
- 2 tbsp vegetable oil
- black olives sliced, optional
- black beans rinsed, drained and warmed, optional
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees (175 degrees C)
In a large skillet brown the ground beef over medium heat. Break beef apart with a spoon or spatula as it's cooking.
Add chili powder, garlic powder, salt and jalapenos. Stir.
- Cook for another few minutes and set aside.
- Heat the refried beans in saucepan or microwave and stir several times while heating. Heating allows for easier spreading on tortillas.
In a large skillet add the oil and heat over medium heat.
Cook corn tortillas until they are slightly brown on both sides. About 10 seconds on each side. Drain on paper towels.
- Spread out 4 tortillas on a cookie sheet.
Spread refried beans on each tortilla to cover. Place a second layer of tortilla on top of each.
Add ground beef and cheese on each second layer.
Top each one once again with another tortilla.
- Sprinkle with more cheese and bake for 15 minutes in oven at 350 degrees (175 degrees C).
When the pizzas are done, cut each pizza into wedges or quarters.
Garnish with lettuce, tomatoes, scallions, avocado, chopped cilantro and sour cream. Top with black beans and black olives if using. Place on a platter and serve warm. Enjoy!
Brown ground meat in saucepan with all spices and salt. Add jalapeños.
Add about 2-3 tbsp of oil to a pan and cook tortillas on each side for about 10 seconds or so.
In a saucepan heat the refried beans or microwave them for a minute or so. It will make for easier spreading on tortillas.
On first tortilla, spread refried beans, add second tortilla and add ground meat and cheese.
Add the third tortilla and top with more cheese.
Bake and cut into quarters. Top with tomatoes, scallions, avocado and cilantro. Serve with sour cream.
Can also top with some black beans and black olives if you would like. Delish!!