Easy Mexican Tortilla Appetizers

Easy Mexican Tortilla Appetizers

As you already know, I live in Wisconsin. I’m sure you’ve heard how much we love cheese here in the dairy state. :) I’m also a huge fan of anything resembling Mexican food, the flavors, ingredients, even the simplest of recipes. I found this recipe for tortilla appetizers and they turned out to actually be a perfect lunch! Lots of room for adaptation here too, but these are wonderful just as they are.

I did make a few changes. I substituted red bell pepper for the green pepper since hubby has reactions to the green ones. I didn’t add the pepper flakes in order to keep it mild so the kids would try it. I also upped the number of green onions called for since I love them and they add such a nice splash of color. This recipe calls for taco sauce, which I had in the fridge, but would also be delicious with some homemade salsa.

Sargento asked me to take a look around their website, choose a recipe to try, and did compensate me for my time. I had no problem with that since I buy Sargento cheese on a regular basis anyway, and they are from Wisconsin! Woot! All opinions are genuinely mine. These really are wonderful and easy to make. In fact, these would be a great thing for older kids to make for themselves!

This makes quite a bit, perfect for a party, but you can cut the recipe in half if you like.

Spread the beans, taco sauce, bell pepper, and tomato on each tortilla. Top with cheese and finally with chopped green onions.

Bake and cut with a pizza cutter.

Easy Mexican Tortilla Appetizers

Rating: 51


  • 6 (7-inch) flour tortillas (fajita size)
  • 1 can (16 oz.) refried beans, divided
  • 1/3 cup taco sauce, divided
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 medium tomato, chopped
  • 3 green onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 cups (8 oz.) Sargento® Fancy Shredded 4 Cheese Mexican Cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 400 F.
  2. Place tortillas in single layer on baking sheets. Bake 5 minutes or until crisp.
  3. Spread 1/4 cup beans, 1 tablespoon taco sauce, red bell pepper, and tomato evenly on each tortilla. Top with cheese and finally with chopped green onions.
  4. Bake for an additional 8 minutes or until cheese is melted. Use a pizza cutter to cut each tortilla into 6 or 8 wedges to serve.


  1. fooddoodles says

    Yummy! Those look really good. I bet my toddler would love these. They're like open faced quesadillas :D

  2. Anonymous says

    This reminds me of Mexican Pizza. Your creativity inspires. :) I didn't have all the ingredients for this, so I had to make some adjustments. I used tortilla chips (in place of the flour tortillas), refried beans, taco sauce, black olives, tomatoes, mozzarella and cheddar cheese (in place of the mexican cheese).

    Thanks for sharing such fabulous recipes.

    ~Christina Reed

  3. Miz Helen says

    This is a great Tortilla Appetizer. I just love this combination and would love to serve it for an appetizer. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you next week!

  4. older and wisor says

    Like a Mexican Pizza from Taco Bell that I would NEVER have thought to make – brilliant!!

    from a fellow cheese lover ;)

  5. wm says

    On a tangential note, given that you are from Wisconsin, can you recommend the best cheeses in Wisconsin? Or any food places not to miss in the Wisconsin Dells or Bayfield areas? We'll be spending some time in the state this summer. Thanks for all the great recipes! I love your blog.

  6. Cookin' Canuck says

    What a fun appetizer for Cinco de Mayo – or any other time for that matter. That melted cheese looks so darn good.

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