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Cook: Quick and Easy Mexican Pizzas

One of the most common things I hear from people who read my blog is that they’d love to cook but that they don’t have time.  After a long day of work or school or both, standing in front of your refrigerator wondering what you are going to cook sounds exhausting when there is perfectly good cereal in your pantry.  Believe me, I get it.  And if you don’t like to cook, cereal is delicious and healthy and wonderful.  But if you do like to cook, like I do, you should cook!

Oh, and thanks for reading!  The fact that you all are here and talking to me about your cooking really blows my mind.
I’m thinking about starting a series on here for meals that are super fast and super delicious so that if you want to cook and you’re short on time, you have some ideas.  These Mexican Pizzas are the first!  The Pilot Post if you will.
Cut into slices and serve with some Cholula hot sauce!
This pizza is easy, delicious, and came together in less than 20 minutes, prep and cook time included.  Using pita bread for the “dough” and refried beans made this easy but the fresh avocado, tomatoes and cilantro kept it from tasting too much like the chain fast food place down the street.
Fresh, delicious, and easy.  What a fantastic combination.
This is perfect for a weeknight dinner, especially if it’s a late one.  Just because we don’t have time doesn’t mean we don’t get to eat well.  Let’s cook!
Here’s the recipe:
Quick and Easy Mexican Pizzas (serves 2)
 
Ingredients
  • 2 pieces of Pita bread
  • 1 can refried beans (you won’t use it all)
  • 1 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • 1 cup shredded Mexican Blend cheese
  • 1 avocado, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
  • Hot sauce for serving (optional)
Method
  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees and line a baking sheet with foil.
  2. Spread some refried beans on the pita bread.  Then add the onions and tomatoes.  Top with cheese.  Bake for 10-12 minutes until cheese is bubbly and the pita is toasted.
  3. When the pizzas are out of the oven, top with chopped avocado and cilantro.
  4. Serve with hot sauce if you want!
Enjoy!  No slaving over a hot stove for you.  You’re time efficient!

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