7.19.2012

Grilled Mexican Tortilla Pizzas

Grilled Mexican tortilla pizzas

To say we've been lazy when it comes to making dinner lately is an understatement. The commute plus all my summer weekend travel is definitely catching up with me. By the time I get home at night, I don't even want to think about making dinner. We've been getting takeout way more than we should, and we're lucky that Jeff's mom cooks for us some nights.

On the nights when we actually cook, I'm always eager to make something on the grill. And on one particular evening, it just so happened that I had a new stack of fresh tortillas from Tortilla Land (remember last summer?) and some ripe tomatoes from the Backyard Farms event. Tortillas + tomatoes + grill = grilled Mexican tortilla pizzas!

I had this -- what I think is fabulous -- idea to cook the tortillas on the grill and top them with typical tortilla accompaniments. I got all the toppings prepped first because I knew the tortillas would cook really fast and I'd have to have everything ready to go.


I cut some corn off the cob and sliced up an avocado.


Then I diced a tomato, and Jeff grilled some chicken we had soaked in a fajita marinade.


Finally, I cooked and crumbled some bacon and sliced a couple of scallions, and of course, we had some cheese on hand too.


Then it was time to head out to the grill. We brought all the toppings out with us and a sheet pan for flipping the tortillas on. (This recipe moves quickly, and you don't really have time to go back inside once you put the tortillas on.) We kept the burners around medium to medium-low.

We put two tortillas on the grill and cooked them just until the undersides started to brown and get grill marks.

Grilling tortillas


Then we flipped the tortillas onto the sheet pan, grilled side up. (The tortillas cook too fast to leave them on the grill to top them.)


I covered mine with corn, bacon, tomatoes, avocado, scallions, and cheese.

Grilled Mexican tortilla pizzas

Jeff topped his with chicken, bacon, scallions, and cheese.

Grilled Mexican tortilla pizzas

Then we slid them back onto the grill, closed the lid briefly, and just left them on long enough for the bottoms to cook and the cheese to melt.

Grilled Mexican tortilla pizzas

We slid the pizzas back onto the sheet pan to carry them inside.

Grilled Mexican tortilla pizzas

And then we dug in. These are great for individual pizzas for dinner (everyone can top their own with whatever they like), or they could even be cut in wedges and served as an appetizer at a party. They take a little prepping upfront but come together really quickly so you can have them ready in no time.

Grilled Mexican tortilla pizzas

Thank you to Tortilla Land for sending me more tortillas this summer! If you haven't heard of Tortilla Land tortillas or you missed my posts from last summer, here's what you need to know: The tortillas are uncooked and fresh, so they need to be stored in the fridge and must be cooked before eating. I've only had the flour ones, but they also make corn and whole-wheat tortillas. I love the texture of the flour tortillas and have used them in steak tacos, fish tacos, chicken chimichangas, quesadillas, fajitas... and now tortilla pizzas.

What would you put on your tortilla pizza?

17 comments:

  1. FunandFearlessinBeantownJuly 19, 2012 8:37 AM

    Bret loves those tortillas! We definitely need to make grilled pizzas. It has been on my to-grill list for some time!

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  2. These look great! I have these tortillas too and need to start using them in some creative ways!

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  3. I love grilled pizzas! I had my first one this summer (Nick's family does this a lot). The Mexican flare is definitely something to kick it up a bit :)

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  4. I would imagine with all your traveling and the commute how cooking can become somethign you just don't want to deal with! but this is such a great, easy meal. I might add some black beans to mine!!

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  5. I love grilled pizzas but have never thought to make them with tortillas! LOVE this!!

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  6. I remember those tortillas from last year! Grilled tortilla pizza is a fabulous idea. I bet a sweet version would be nice too :)

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  7. natalie@thesweetslifeJuly 19, 2012 11:52 AM

    right there with you on lazy dinners! love the idea of grilling the tortillas--esp since it's way too hot to turn on the oven!

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  8. sounds perfect, maybe with a handful of black beans!! what a great, quick meal :)

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  9. These look perfectly simple and delicious! I'd top mine with black beans, avocado, tomato, cheese, a little bit of salsa, jalapenos and fresh corn. Hopefully the tortilla could hold up that weight! ;)

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  10. when i first saw the title of this post, i said "shut up" out loud. a couple people at starbucks now think i have tourettes.

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  11. Yum! Love this idea, and love all the toppings you chose!

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  12. This looks like a perfect easy dinner. I need to look into those tortillas - it looks like they make all the difference!

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  13. I think I need to check out these tortillas! I'm partial to corn and the ones at the store are pretty terrible. I find myself eating most of my tortilla-based things during the summer.

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  14. I have tortillaland tortillas in my fridge also! Are they not to-die-for awesome?? These pizzas look majorly delicious. Perfect for those busy nights!

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  15. Tortilla land is such an excellent product. I'm glad you guys are getting to do some grilling these days!

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  16. How did I completely miss this post? Anyway, I love grilled pizza, and I love Mexican pizza. I would totally add some cotija cheese or queso fresco on top.

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  17. Megan, I tried this on the grill last night and it was AMAZING! Great recipe. Thank you for being so supportive of TortillLand tortillas!

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