French Bread Taco Pizza

Take your favorite taco ingredients, and layer them up on French bread. So easy and tasty, too!

French Bread Taco Pizza

For a quick and easy dinner, cook the ground beef mixture ahead, and refrigerate. Then all you have to do at serving time is top the French bread, and bake.


  • 1 loaf French bread
  • 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 2 tablespoons Old El Paso™ taco seasoning mix (from 1 ounce package)
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 (16 ounce) can Old El Paso™ refried beans
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, cut into 3/4 inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced red onion
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded Mexican cheese blend (6 ounces)
  • 1 cup shredded lettuce
  • 1 tomato, chopped


  1. Heat oven to 425 degrees F. Line large cookie sheet with foil.
  2. Cut bread in half lengthwise, then in half crosswise. Place on cookie sheet, cut sides up.
  3. Place in oven to lightly toast, about 5 minutes.
  4. In 6 inch skillet, cook beef over medium-high heat until brown, stirring frequently; drain.
  5. Add taco seasoning mix and water; cook until thickened.
  6. Spread refried beans over toasted bread.
  7. Top with beef mixture, bell pepper, onion and cheese.
  8. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until cheese is melted.
  9. Top with lettuce and tomato.

Prep: 20 min | Total: 30 min | Servings: 4

Nutrition Information: Serving Size: 1 Serving Calories 710 (Calories from Fat 210), Total Fat 24g (Saturated Fat 12g, Trans Fat 1g), Cholesterol 75mg Sodium 386160mg Total Carbohydrate 86g (Dietary Fiber 8g Sugars7g ), Protein 38g

% Daily Value*: Vitamin A 20%; Vitamin C 50%; Calcium 35%; Iron 35%

Exchanges:2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 3 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1/2 Vegetable; 1 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat; Carbohydrate Choices:6

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Recipe and photo used with permission from: Betty Crocker