Mexican Enchilada Pizza

It’s getting warm outside. When it’s warm outside, we at DFM want nothing more than to chow down on some Mexican-inspired fare. The problem? We were lacking time and lacking tortillas. So here is our pizza version of a Mexican classic: meat enchiladas with red sauce.

Afraid of making your own dough? Don’t be. This dough is easy and happily rests while you’re working on the toppings. Aside from baking time, this recipe took me the entirety of 30 minutes. Very doable, indeed.

Homemade Mexican Pizza


1.5 cups all purpose flour – $0.15
1.25 tsp active dry yeast – $0.32
1 tsp vegetable oil – $0.01
2 tsp sugar – $0.01
.5 tsp salt – $0.01
1 cup warm water – free


1 cup cooked black beans -$0.42
1 large, red bell pepper, diced – $1.25
1 14.5 ounce can diced tomatoes – $0.79
1/2 pound ground turkey – $1.80
1 tsp vegetable oil – $0.01
1 tbsp chili powder – $0.05
1 tbsp ground cumin – $0.05
1 tbsp hot sauce (I used Tapatio) – $0.05
1 cup shredded Mexican style cheese – $0.90


For the dough:

  • In a medium-sized mixing bowl, stir together all dry ingredients.
  • Combine warm water, sugar, and yeast and let sit until foamy.
  • When yeast mixture is ready, add to flour mixture with oil and knead until elastic.
  • Cover, and let rest while preparing pizza toppings.
  • Once toppings are prepared, roll out to fit 14 inch pizza pan.

For the toppings:

  • In a large saute pan, cook ground turkey in vegetable oil until just half-way cooked.
  • Add cumin, chili powder, hot sauce, and diced tomatoes. Continue cooking until liquid has reduced by half.
  • To assemble the pizza, spoon tomato/turkey mixture on the base of the pizza. Top with black beans, cheese, and diced bell peppers.

Total Cost: $5.82
Cost Per Serving: $0.97
Nutritional Information:

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