This post is sponsored by the Dairy Council of Arizona. I have been compensated for my work, but all opinions are my own.
This homemade Mexican Pizza recipe is better than the famous fast food joint! Get your daily dose of dairy with melty cheese and a dollop of sour cream! #DairyMonth
Do you like copycat recipes? I love them … especially when they turn out better than the originals! At home, you can better control the quality of ingredients. Although it takes a little bit of time (trust me, it’s not difficult!), I highly suggest making the taco seasoning, “refried” beans (recipe coming to the blog soon!), and enchilada sauce from scratch. It takes these Mexican Pizzas to a whole new level of flavor! Of course, if time is an issue, I do understand that canned products do work well in a pinch!
We don’t eat out very often … and we are pretty selective about the places we do go to. That doesn’t mean I don’t crave some of the things I once loved! I love taking something and making it better at home! These Mexican Pizza tortillas are not fried like the famous fast food joint. Plus, the addition of fresh tomatoes, green onions, and black olives makes it soooo much better. If you are old enough to remember, you may recall that there was a time when Mexican Pizzas from the fast food joint came with those extra ingredients too!
Of course, the best part of any pizza – regular or Mexican – is the cheese! Ooey, gooey, melted goodness! Mmmmm. I have to be honest with y’all …. in my opinion, the best way to get your daily dose of dairy is with cheese! I often use cheese as snacks or in recipes because I know it’s one of the ways all of my family will enjoy getting their dairy!
Unfortunately, not all families have that luxury …..
“Hungry families in Arizona are missing out on nutrient-rich milk because it’s not typically donated to food banks, even though it’s in high demand. Most people don’t realize how challenging it is to get milk into our food bank. We’re hopeful this program will increase awareness and inspire people to take action.” – spokesperson for United Food Bank
Arizona Milk Producers, in partnership with Shamrock Farms and the Arizona Diamondbacks, plan to donate 1,600 gallons of milk to families in need, and Arizonans can ensure this happens by participating in June Dairy Month activities.
The Arizona Diamondbacks will support the program at their Saturday, June 20th game vs. the Padres where Shamrock Farms will donate 10 gallons of milk to United Food Bank for every baseball hit or run scored by our hometown team, and for every home run, the local dairy will donate 100 gallons of milk (up to 500 gallons total). In addition, buy-one give-one Shamrock Farms milk coupons will be distributed at the Arizona Milk Producers booth (near the Sandlot) inside Chase Field.
Residents are encouraged to visit dairycouncilofaz.org from June 1 – 30 to participate in “Daily Dose of Dairy” for the chance to win a daily prize, which includes a $25 grocery gift card and a Shamrock Farms free dairy certificate. Each time someone enters, the recommended daily intake of dairy (three servings) will be donated to the United Food Bank. All entrants are eligible to win the grand prize – a $250 grocery gift card and an Arizona Milk Producers prize. Also as part of the program, Arizonans will be invited to make their own milk donation to the Great American Milk Drive, which makes it easy to donate milk to food insecure families in our community. Donating will be as easy as the click of a few buttons on Arizona Milk Producers website.
by Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes
- 1 lb. lean ground beef
- 1 envelope (1.25 oz.) taco seasoning (or use homemade)
- 12 taco-size flour tortillas
- 1 can (16 oz.) refried beans (or use homemade)
- 1 can (10 oz.) enchilada sauce (or use homemade)
- 2 cups (8 oz.) Cheddar cheese, shredded
- 1 medium tomato, chopped
- 3 green onions, chopped
- 1 can (2.25 oz.) sliced black olives
- Sour cream, for serving (optional)
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My family loves melty cheese like on this Mexican Pizza. What is your family’s favorite way to get your daily dose of dairy? Yogurt parfaits for breakfast? Grilled cheese sandwiches for lunch? Chocolate milk with dinner? Leave a comment telling me your favorite!
Here are a few other cheesy Mexican-style dishes you may enjoy: