You Remember taco pizza?

I’m craving a Taco pizza. It’s been at least twenty years.

Pizza Hut had them in the 80’s. Refried beans, taco meat and then (after baking) topped with chopped lettuce, tomatoes and grated cheddar. Oh man that was so good. Used to buy three or four a month.

I’ve seen them at other places. But it’s been a long time now.

We’re thinking about trying to make one at home. But don’t know how pizza hut did it. I just remember the refried beans was the base.

Any recipes?

Not to be snarky, but the recipe is pretty much in the OP, innit? It’s just a tostada, right? (Did Pizza Hut serve it on a fried tortilla, or on pizza crust?)

I make tostadas at home when I’m feeling lazy. Fry up some tortillas, top with refried beans, lettuce, sour cream, cheese, whatever. Dunno what spices Pizza Hut used, but I imagine it wasn’t far off from plain old adobo spice you can get in the supermarket.

Pizza crust. And, yes, the OP basically has it in the OP. But, if you want some help, here’s one person’s recipe for a recreation of it.

We’ll give that recipe a try. I knew there were ingredients I’d forgotten.

I’ll use a teaspoon cumin. A tablespoon would be much too spicy for us.

This will be such a treat. Loved these pizzas so much at Pizza Hut.

Godfather’s Pizza, a (mostly) national chain, makes a good taco pizza, although I haven’t had one lately (and now I’m hungry for one). Do you have one in your area?

From their web site, no beans but: Beef, Onions, Lettuce, Tomatoes, Taco Sauce, Cheddar Cheese and Mozzarella Cheese. Their Super Taco Pizza is: Beef, Black Olives, Onions, Lettuce, Tomatoes, Sour Cream, Taco Sauce, Cheddar Cheese & Mozzarella Cheese.

Taco pizza was a novelty in the early 80’s. I’d never seen refried beans used like that.

I didn’t eat a tostada for another 8 to 10 years. That’s when I recall Taco Bell introducing them. I realized it was similar to a Taco Pizza.

I thought of Godfather’s too. Haven’t tried it but they leave leaflets on my front porch a couple of times a year. Everything but beans–who puts beans on pizza?

Godfather’s Taco Pizza is pretty darned awesome.

Wait, beans is the weird part, but lettuce isn’t?

Anyhow, in the Quad Cities area of Western Illinois/Eastern Iowa, there is a local chain called Happy Joe’s, partly famous for their taco pizza (containing refried beans, but also crushed tortilla chips on top.) Also, check out their Happy Joe’s Special, which is canadian bacon and sauerkraut.

Taco pizza is our go-to dish for using up leftovers from taco night. I use a pre-made shell. Bottom layer is refried beans, then taco sauce, then the taco meat, then cheese. I use the same “Mexican blend” cheese that we use for tacos, but shred ched or similar cheese will work. On top of the cheese put some black olives, chopped onion and tomato. Bake according to directions for the pre-made shells (for mine, 425° for about 10-12 minutes). Remove pizza from oven, let it cool for a couple minutes, slice, then top with shredded lettuce. (I think it’s easier to slice without the lettuce on top.)

Also, Papa Murphy’s has a taco pizza but it’s seasonal, they only have it around Cinco De Mayo.

I don’t remember the Hut ever having such a monstrosity, even in the 80’s. Perhaps it was a regional thing.

I thought this topic was going to be about stuff like the mexican pizza at Taco Belch.

Papa Murphy’s take-n-bake chain has a taco pizza, although I think they leave off the beans.

BC Pizza, a Michigan chain of about 20 stores, offers them.

I’d never heard of beans on taco pizza until this thread.

Godfather’s had the BEST taco pizza in the universe. Sadly, we no longer have Godfather’s here in Evansville IN.

I don’t remember the Hut having anything even resembling PIZZA. Other than being round, and approximately the right color.

My favorite local pizza place (before we moved) would put out 15-20 different pizzas at lunch time, one of them was a taco pizza. I never tried it (not too keen on the idea of hot lettuce), and I don’t think there were beans on it, but otherwise it looked pretty good.

When we lived in Tucson many of the local Mexican places had something called a cheese crisp, basically a pizza made with a giant tortilla, cheese, and your choice of various Mexican toppings. Mmmm…

I think Godfather’s had a bacon cheeseburger pizza many years ago that was the bomb.

The Pizza Hut down the street from me still has them, I’m in Indiana. Mom and I just got one for lunch the other day. It was basically as you described, pizza crust, beans, cheese, tomatoes, and lettuce, oh and Doritos for some crunch on top. Add taco sauce and sour cream and yum…

You can still get them where I live, too. The website has it listed as a regional item.

Put it this way, after my last Colonoscopy, I had my sister drive me to Godfathers for the Taco Pizza. First food and beverage after the purge.

Given that I have to do it again next year, we’ll go to the same place.