Originally from USA, this Mexican Style pizza is a luscious pizza you should taste.
Created well, this pizza provides a divine flavor, perfectly matched with a splendid scent to enjoy.
Spend the energy to find perfect toppings and pair these with a fantastic crust for your family and friends to enjoy a gratifying pizza meal.
If you enjoy a tasty pizzas with a Tomato pizza sauce then you are in luck with this one.
Making pizza at home is a great idea for so many reasons! For one, it allows you to have complete control over the ingredients and toppings, so you can make sure you’re using high-quality, fresh ingredients and also cater to any dietary restriction or preference you may have.
Another reason is that it’s a fun and interactive experience for everyone. Whether you’re cooking with friends and family, or making it with your kids, it’s a great way to bond and have fun in the kitchen. Plus, it can also be more cost-effective than ordering out or going to a pizzeria. You can use whatever ingredients you have on hand and make pizza that can be as affordable as you want it to be.
Furthermore, making pizza at home is a great way to showcase your culinary skills and impress your guests. A homemade pizza, made with a homemade dough and sauce, can be a real crowd-pleaser and a sure way to make a memorable meal. So, next time you’re craving pizza, why not give making it at home a try? You’ll be amazed at how delicious and satisfying it can be!
Pizza in USA
According to recent articles and research, the most popular foods in the USA are burgers, hot dogs, french fries, cookies and in fifth place, Pizza.
Take a look at some of the other pizzas from USA here.
Mexican Style Pizza Recipe
There is a recipe below for you to make a Mexican Style Pizza using a wood fired pizza oven or using a pizza stone.
Mexican Style Pizza Ingredients
Ensure you have enough pizza toppings for the amount of pizzas you plan to make. The pizza sauce and dough ingredients below are designed for 3-4 pizzas, so scale up or down, based on your requirements.
Simple Pizza dough
- 1 cup (250 ml) luke-warm water
- 400 g (2 2/3 cups) 00 or pizza flour
- 2 tsps (7 g sachet) dried yeast
- 3 tbsps (1/4 cup) olive oil
- 2 tsps salt
Mexican Style Pizza Toppings
Toppings used in this pizza recipe, are;
- Mexican Cheese
- Black Beans
- Enchilada Sauce
Simple Tomato Pizza Sauce
- 1 small can (6oz/170g) tomato paste
- 1 can (15oz/420g) crushed or diced tomatoes
- Two garlic cloves
- 1 tbsp dried Italian herbs
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/4 small brown onion
Want to try a different sauce? See our article on the different types of pizza sauces.
You can click on any of the tags at the bottom of this page, to find other pizzas besides Mexican Style Pizza, that use that topping.
Pizza Dough Method
If you don’t have much time, grab a premade pizza base at your local grocery store, or create your own homemade pizza dough following the simple steps below.
- Whisk yeast and lukewarm water in a jug. Stand for around five minutes.
- Add flour and salt in a large bowl. Create a well in the centre of the flour. Pour in the liquid yeast mixture and the oil.
- Using a spatula, or your hands, mix the dough really well until smooth. Turn out dough onto a lightly floured work surface and knead for five minutes.
- Lightly oil a bowl, and place dough in it and cover with plastic wrap. Leave in a warm place to rise for 30 minutes to an hour, or until it doubles in size.
- Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead gently for another 5 minutes or until smooth.
- Divide the dough into balls, and roll out bases to desired size.
- Sprinkle a little flour on the bench before rolling to prevent dough from sticking.
TIP: We have other dough recipes if you would like to try your hand at sourdough, poolish or more.
Tomato Pizza Sauce Method
You can make this delicious pizza sauce following the simple steps below, or you can purchase a pizza sauce at your local store.
- Stir in all ingredients in a large bowl.
- Using either a whisk, or blender, mix well.
- Let sit for five minutes.
- The pizza sauce is ready to use immediately or chill in fridge for 2-3 days.
- You can also freeze any leftover sauce for up to 3 months.
Don’t forget that you can always add salt and pepper to taste.
Preparing Mexican Style Pizza
Start by heating your oven to at least 450 degrees.
Spread out your dough on a well floured surface.
If you have a pizza peel, flour the peel and create your pizza on it.
Start by spreading the sauce all over the base. This pizza uses Tomato Sauce. Spread the Tomato Sauce Thinly yet evenly, leaving a margin for the crust.
Add the largest toppings first – typically meat or seafood, then the smaller toppings.
Add cheese last, and sprinkle it all over to help keep the toppings in place when it melts.
This pizza has the following toppings:
- Mexican Cheese
- Black Beans
- Enchilada Sauce
This pizza is perfect as is, or you could with another style of pizza?
Put the Mexican Style pizza on the middle shelf of the oven and wait for approximately 10 minutes.
After roughly 10 minutes, check on the pizza.
Pizza should be ready within 15 minutes. However, allow it to cook to personal taste.
About Mexican Cheese
There are a number of Mexican cheeses, all of which have their own delicious flavors and aromas. There’s Cotija, Oaxaca, Panela, Queso Fresco, Manchego, Asadero and Queso Añejo.
The Spanish introduced Mexico to their dairy traditions including cheese making in the 16th century. Prior to this, cattle (or ganado) were unknown to the Americas before the Spanish arrived.
When making Mexican Style Pizza, I always recommend that you use what you have already, and avoid spending a ton of money. My recommended basic pizza tool list is…
Having a nice oil jug to pour olive oil gives you a decadent edge. They don’t cost that much either!
I use quality wooden boards constantly when making pizzas, botth to carry dough balls and to use when slicing baked pizzas.
The one pizza tool everyone should own. There are a few varieities to choose from, see how to cut pizza for more.
Black beans are an ideal option for those looking to add a unique flavor to their pies. Not only do they provide a tasty punch of umami, but they also offer various health benefits.
The nutty taste of the beans pairs nicely with a variety of sauces from pesto to barbecue – so you can get creative and come up with your own unique flavor combinations.
Here are a few storage tips, if you have any dough or pizza left over after the meal.
Store in the fridge
Leftover slices of pizza may be kept in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.
Warm in the center of a 450 degree F oven for approximately 6 minutes, on a pizza stone if possible, until heated through. See our article on reheating pizza for more.
You can store leftover pizza in the freezer for up to 3 months. Reheat from frozen as directed above until heated through.
Pizza making FAQ
Want to make great pizza at home? Here are some expert answers to some of the most Frequently asked questions.
Why is pizza called pie?
When Italian immigrants first started arriving in the USA during the late 1800s, they started selling pizza, which had plenty of similarities to a typical pie. A circular shape, a crust and sliced triangles. It didn’t take long for someone to start calling it “tomato pie”.
How to freeze pizza slices?
You can freeze pizza slices in small zip lock bags or plastic wrap, as long as it is air tight.
How long does a pizza take to cook?
A pizza can cook in as little as 90 seconds in a very hot pizza oven, or as long as 15-20 minutes in a typical kitchen oven. It also depends on the thickness of the base, and the amount of toppings included.
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