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Double Decker Mexican Pizza Recipe in the Ninja Foodi

Written by: Lucas Johnson

Whipping up a double-decker Mexican pizza in my Ninja Foodi is a breeze. It's a fiesta of flavors with layers of beef, beans, salsa, and cheese, all crisped to perfection. Delicioso!

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Hey there, fellow home cooks! Trust me, you're in for a treat with this one. My Double Decker Mexican Pizza is a bona fide crowd-pleaser - spicy, cheesy, and cooked to perfection in that handy dandy Ninja Foodi. Homemade never tasted so good. Let's jump right into this flavor fiesta, shall we?

Ingredients for Double Decker Mexican Pizza

  • Ground beef: Adds savory flavor and protein to the dish, a classic ingredient in Mexican-inspired recipes.
  • Taco seasoning: Infuses the dish with bold and authentic Mexican flavors, simplifying the seasoning process for a quick meal prep.
  • Refried beans: Provides a creamy texture and rich flavor, adding depth to the dish and serving as a hearty base.
  • Salsa: Adds a zesty kick and freshness to the dish, balancing out the richness of the other ingredients.
  • Shredded Mexican blend cheese: Melts beautifully and brings a gooey, cheesy element to the dish, enhancing its overall flavor and texture.
  • Flour tortillas: Serve as the base and structure of the dish, providing a soft and pliable foundation for the toppings.

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Kitchen Tools Needed

  • Skillet: To cook and brown the ground beef for the taco meat.
  • Ninja Foodi: To air crisp the double-decker Mexican pizza to perfection.

Serves: 4 people

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 20 minutes

Total time: 35 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 packet taco seasoning
  • 1 can refried beans
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 1 cup shredded Mexican blend cheese
  • 8 small flour tortillas
  • Optional toppings: sliced jalapeños, diced tomatoes, sour cream, guacamole

Instructions:

  1. Preheat your Ninja Foodi on the air crisp setting at 375°F (190°C).
  2. In a skillet, cook the ground beef over medium heat until browned. Drain any excess fat.
  3. Add the taco seasoning and cook according to the package instructions.
  4. Place four tortillas in the bottom of the Ninja Foodi crisping basket.
  5. Spread a layer of refried beans on each tortilla, followed by a layer of the cooked taco meat.
  6. Top with salsa and shredded cheese.
  7. Place the remaining four tortillas on top to create a double-decker pizza.
  8. Air crisp for 10-12 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  9. Serve hot with your favorite toppings.

Nutritional value:

Per Serving in Calories: 580 kcal | Carbohydrates: 45 g | Protein: 30 g | Total Fat: 32 g | Saturated Fat: 14 g | Trans Fat: 1 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 12 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4 g | Cholesterol: 90 mg | Sodium: 1350 mg | Dietary Fiber: 6 g | Sugar: 3 g | Calcium: 250 mg | Potassium: 500 mg | Iron: 4 mg | Vitamin A: 400 µg | Vitamin C: 10 mg

Can I Make This Ahead of Time?

Make Ahead Instructions

  • Prepare the double decker Mexican pizza as instructed but do not air crisp.
  • Cover the pizza with plastic wrap and store it in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours.
  • When ready to cook, air crisp according to the recipe instructions.

Freezing Instructions

  • Assemble the pizza but do not air crisp.
  • Place the pizza in the freezer on a baking sheet until firm.
  • Once frozen, wrap the pizza in plastic wrap and aluminum foil.
  • Label the package with the date and freeze for up to 2 months.
  • To cook, air crisp directly from frozen, adding a few extra minutes to the cooking time.

One interesting fact about this double decker mexican pizza recipe in the ninja foodi is that you can customize the toppings to suit your taste preferences. Feel free to get creative with ingredients like pickled onions, black olives, or even pineapple for a unique twist on this classic dish.

Common Questions About This Ninja Foodi Recipe

FAQ:
Can I use ground turkey instead of ground beef in this recipe?
Yes, you can substitute ground turkey for ground beef if you prefer a lighter option. Just make sure to adjust the seasoning to your taste.
How can I make this recipe vegetarian?
To make this recipe vegetarian, you can replace the ground beef with plant-based crumbles or extra beans. Ensure your taco seasoning is vegetarian-friendly.
Can I use corn tortillas instead of flour tortillas?
Yes, you can use corn tortillas instead of flour tortillas for a different flavor and texture. Just be aware that corn tortillas may be a bit more delicate.
How do I store leftovers?
Store any leftover Mexican pizza in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat in the oven or air fryer for best results.
Can I freeze this Mexican pizza?
Yes, you can freeze the Mexican pizza before cooking. Wrap it tightly in plastic wrap and foil, then store it in the freezer for up to 2 months.

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