SparkPeople Advertisers Keep the Site Free

4.1 of 5 (8)
Create a Recipe Makeover

Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 424.6
  • Total Fat: 19.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 25.0 mg
  • Sodium: 386.7 mg
  • Total Carbs: 40.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 11.6 g
  • Protein: 22.3 g

View full nutritional breakdown of Tempeh Mexican Pizza - (Unchained Recipe Contest) calories by ingredient
Report Inappropriate Recipe

Tempeh Mexican Pizza - (Unchained Recipe Contest)

Submitted by: PISCESWOMAN87
Tempeh Mexican Pizza - (Unchained Recipe Contest)

Introduction

I'm really proud of myself for this one. I used to love getting Mexican Pizzas at Taco Bell. I haven't had one in years. So, I spent a few days concocting this recipe.

Tempeh is a fermented soybean cake, originating from Indonesia. You can find it at your health food store, if you can't find it at your regular grocery store. We aren't vegetarians, but sometimes it's nice to have a vegetarian meal. Helps save on the calories. Tempeh is a great meat substitute. If you chop it up right, it can have a similar consistency to ground meat.

Also, I'm pretty sure the tortillas Taco Bell uses for this are deep fried to make them crispy. I baked mine.
I'm really proud of myself for this one. I used to love getting Mexican Pizzas at Taco Bell. I haven't had one in years. So, I spent a few days concocting this recipe.

Tempeh is a fermented soybean cake, originating from Indonesia. You can find it at your health food store, if you can't find it at your regular grocery store. We aren't vegetarians, but sometimes it's nice to have a vegetarian meal. Helps save on the calories. Tempeh is a great meat substitute. If you chop it up right, it can have a similar consistency to ground meat.

Also, I'm pretty sure the tortillas Taco Bell uses for this are deep fried to make them crispy. I baked mine.

Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    8 small corn tortillas. (I used Food for Life Sprouted Corn Tortillas)

    1.5 tbsp olive oil

    8 oz tempeh (I used Lightlife Organic Soy Tempeh)

    1 tbsp taco seasoning. (I used Spicely Organic Taco Seasoning. It's salt free!)

    1/2 tbsp cumin

    1/2 tbsp garlic powder

    1/2 cup refried beans (I used 365 Organic Fat Free Refried Pinto Beans from Whole Foods)

    4 tbsp salsa, any kind you like. (Room temperature, or it will come out of the oven cold.)

    1 cup shredded cheese (I used 365 Organic Fiesta Blend)

    1 small tomato, diced and seeded

    2 green onions, sliced



Directions

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.

Rub a very thin layer of olive oil on your tortillas (both sides), and place them on a cookie sheet.

Bake them in the oven for 8 minutes, flipping them every 2 minutes. They should be crispy now. Cool your oven to 350 degrees.

Finely dice your tempeh, until it looks like ground meat. (I've added a picture of the diced tempeh to illustrate what this should look like.) Add a splash of water into your skillet. The tempeh will soak it up. Add the tempeh, taco seasoning, cumin and garlic powder. Stir and cook on medium heat until the tempeh is hot, and the water is soaked up, stirring often. (If it gets dry and starts sticking before it's hot, just add a little more water and cook it longer.)

Put your tempeh on top of 4 tortillas. Spread the refried beans on the other 4. Put them together like sandwiches. Spread one tbsp of salsa on top of each of your pizzas. Sprinkle the cheese on top of them. Put the diced tomatoes and green onion on top of the cheese.

Put the pizzas on a cookie sheet, and bake them for 3 minutes. (Get them to the oven quickly after assembling so that the tortillas stay crispy!)

Serve immediately.

Enjoy!


Makes 4 Tempeh Mexican Pizzas


Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user PISCESWOMAN87.






Great Stories from around the Web


Rate This Recipe



Member Ratings For This Recipe


  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Excellent! Whole family really loves this, and my kids are huge Taco Bell fans. - 11/14/09

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Made this one for dinner tonight. I was awesome! I substituted Smart Ground veggie protein crumbles for the Tempeh since its what I had on hand. Mexican Pizza was always my standard when I visited Taco Bell, now I can make it veggie at home! - 1/27/10

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I'm making this tonight! Except for the meat sub, I like morningstar "sausage" patties, they have great flavor and are meatless also! - 1/3/11

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I know it would effect nutrition content but could you use ground beef or ground turkey instead of the temphe? - 8/30/10

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    interesting, soy items are not something my family eats much of - 11/12/09

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Very Good
    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    interesting to try - 11/10/09

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Incredible!
    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This is going into my meal plan for next week, it sounds just yummy, and I sure do miss Mexican pizza! - 11/4/09

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Incredible!
    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Sounds Fab! Will make. - 11/4/09

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Incredible!
    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Can't wait to try this one! - 11/4/09

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Good
    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Cant wait to see how this turns out! - 11/4/09

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No