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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

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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.

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

    1 small tomato, diced and seeded

    2 green onions, sliced



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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.






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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Looks great, since I live in Indonesia and tempeh is readily available to make this but I have to make the corn tortillas myself. I'm excited since I miss Taco Bell here and this will be a healthy substitue. I would think you could add some lettuce on top as well. - 11/3/09

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  • I love the Mexican Pizza, this sounds great!! I already have a soy ground meat substitute in my freezer so I think I'll make that substitution and try this tomorrow. I love the tip on getting crisp baked tortillas. Thanks - 11/3/09

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  • I LOVE Tempeh! I will make this, no doubt. I also LOVE Food for Life products! FFL is super yummy and oh so good for you!!!! I use a toster over to SLOWLY crisp up their sprouted 7 grain tortillas to make chips - it's one of my FAVS!!! -AFM - 11/3/09

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