Cinco de Mayo

Oh, I went there.

Happy fifth of May, friends! Anyone got any big plans tonight? 

Besides margaritas, my favorite part of the Mexican culture is the food. So in typical Michelle fashion, I'll be celebrating Cinco de Mayo by eating. I love all dishes in the Mexican cuisine- nachos, burritos, tacos, chimichangas, chiles rellenos... the list goes on and on. But I also love American interpretations of Mexican food. Like the amazeballs-ness of Mexican pizza. Whoever thought of this idea rocks. YUM.

In honor of Cinco de Mayo, I thought I'd share a recipe for the deliciousness known as Mexican pizza. Bon apetit! Or should I say... OLE! : )

Mexican Pizza 
Makes 2 10-inch pizzas
1 can no-fat refried black beans (makes enough for around 4 pizzas) 
1/2 teaspoon cumin 
1/4 teaspoon paprika 
1/4 teaspoon cayenne 
1 small red onion 
1 tomato 
1 jalapeño pepper (or more to taste) 
2 handfuls fresh cilantro 
2 handfuls frozen corn 
Mexican cheese blend (or a mix of Monterrey jack and cheddar) 
Kosher salt

1. Place your pizza stone in the oven and preheat to 500°F.
2. In a medium bowl, mix the refried black beans with a bit of water to thin the consistency so that it is easily spreadable. Mix with 1/2 teaspoon cumin, 1/4 teaspoon paprika, and 1/4 teaspoon cayenne.
3. Seed and dice the tomato.  Finely chop the red onion. (If you’re worried about it being too strong, soak it in some cold water for a bit to soften the flavor.)  Chop the cilantro. Seed and dice the jalapeño (taking the necessary precautions – stay away from the eyes!).
4. When the toppings and oven are ready, shape the dough into a 10-inch round. Place the dough on a floured pizza peel if you have one, or pull the pizza stone out of the oven and carefully place the dough on it.
5. Quickly assemble the pizza. Spread the bean mixture in a thin layer over the dough, sprinkle on as much cheese as you like, and add the red oniontomatojalapeñocorn, and cilantro. Sprinkle with kosher salt (very important – this really brings out the flavors!). If desired, brush a little olive oil on the crust to help it brown.
6. Transfer the pizza to the oven, and bake until the cheese and crust are nicely browned, about 5 to 7 minutes. Repeat Steps 4 through 6 for the second pizza (if your stone isn’t big enough for two!).
***recipe via

2 crusts pizza dough 


  1. Super delicious!!! Must make that one! Come on over. Margaritas will be flowing as it's my hubby's birthday as well!

  2. Oh yes please! That looks awesome :D
    I do like the Taco Bell one, but yours look 1000x's yummier (and healthier too!)

    I have some free Cinco De Mayo printables if you want to add some to your fiesta -

  3. Sounds tasty! All I would need are some chips and salsa (okay, queso too) and a margarita! True story: my paralegal asked me today when Cinco de Mayo was. Wow.

  4. And this is what I will be making for dinner tonight. Yum!

  5. Girrrl! I am the SAME way! Cinco de Mayo= margaritas and delicious Mexican food in my book! The pizza looks amazing!

  6. Yum!!! Can't wait to make it!
    Love you-love your blog-too cute!!

  7. that pizza looks ahhhmazing!! happy cinco de mayo! (im hosting a fiesta blog crawl if you want to link up!) xoxo jillian:: cornflake dreams

  8. No plans on my end... although I really want to take the day off tomorrow, even though I won't be suffering from any kind of hangover. ;)

  9. Mmm.. that mexican pizza looks amazing! I love Mexican and pizza too, of course!! Cinco de Mayo is one of my favorite holidays! So fun to celebrate! :)

    Feliz Cinco de Mayo!
    A Little Bit of This & That

  10. It's Cinco de Mayo once a week in our house! ;)

  11. amazeballs is right. That pizaa looks ridic! I could eat Mexican food everyday literally! and I actually love me some tequilla too, so cinco de mayo is one of my favorite days!

  12. Minus beans, I love Mexican food. They actually know us at our local restaurant. It's bad. Happy Cinco de Mayo!

  13. I really should not be looking at food posts right now - I am so hungry and this pizza looks AMAZING! Great post!
    A Cat in Gloves

  14. If you could just pop on over with one of those there mexican pizzas tonight around 7pm, THAT my bloggy friend, would be AMAZEBALLS. Thanks, have a great day, see you at 7. xoxo shel

  15. That pizza looks very tasty. =))) I haven't ever celebrated cinco de mayo before, but I love any excuse to party =]

  16. mmm that mexican pizza looks TOO good :)

  17. That looks so good! I really wish we could celebrate together (:

  18. Yum that pizza looks delicious! Stopping by from Jillian's linkup. Happy Cinco de Mayo! :)

  19. Stopping by from Jillian's linkup! That pizza looks O.M.G. amazing :) Hope you have a great Cinco De Mayo!
    Jenn @ Going the Distance

  20. What better way to celebrate than by eating...oh yeah, and drinking! :) Here in Texas we take our Tex-Mex very seriously, but no doubt this would make the cut! Thanks for sharing.

    Check out my link up to Jillian's Cinco Fiesta at

    - Kristy

  21. I've had tortilla mexican pizzas but never pizza pizza! sounds sooo goooood! <3

    Happy cinco de mayo!

    Jenn @ Peas & Crayons

  22. Ole! This pizza looks so good.

    So happy Jillian did this blog crawl today. I'm finding such awesome blogs, including yours! Happy Cinco :)

  23. yum!!! that looks wonderful. i just need a margarita and i will be all set.

  24. Yum! That recipe looks amazing! Happy Cinco de Mayo!

  25. I had to work late tonight (well still working) and I won't get a chance to celebrate. Im wishing I had a private chef to whip up one of those pizzas for me and have it ready and waiting for me when I get home! Hope you are out celebrating enough for me!

  26. You're a girl after my own heart! I LOVE Mexican food!

  27. oooooh! That looks like a MUCH better Mexican pizza than what I usually have! Thanks for sharing the recipe!!

    Stopping by from the blog crawl!

  28. The mexican pizza looks absolutely amazing. I just may have to give the recipe a try. Thanks for sharing. I love your blog and am your newest follower.


  29. Hello from Frog Hollow Farm! I'm popping over from Yvonne's Stone Gable blog. We celebrated Cinco de Mayo too - it's our first margaritas of the season so it's not a holiday I often forget about! We made a delicious veggie enchilada recipe that I've had for years and years! Take care, I look forward to following your adorable blog. Ciao, bella!


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