BBQ Black Bean Tortilla Pizza

This BBQ black bean tortilla pizza makes a great game day appetizer or a tasty cheesy dinner.

This BBQ black bean tortilla pizza makes a great game day appetizer or a tasty cheesy dinner.

You know what saying bothers me?

“Man food”

We throw meat, potatoes, sauces and boat loads of cheese on stuff and give it that label.

But in reality, what woman wouldn’t want to eat that too?

I also can’t tell if it’s meant to be derogatory towards men and their simplistic taste or a strike against women implying they shouldn’t eat like that.

If it’s the former, ok maybe. I mean, men can be simplistic. Case in point, this phone convo yesterday.

This BBQ black bean tortilla pizza makes a great appetizer or a tasty cheesy dinner.

Ulysses: “they don’t have zucchini (he was at the grocery store and I told him to pick up 4 zucchini for an upcoming recipe), they have Italian squash.”

Me: “is it green?”
Ulysses: “yeah”
Me: “that’s zucchini, babe”

If it’s the latter, back the hell off. I will eat anything and everything with boat loads of cheese, sauce and meat.

So I vote we change recipes like that to “people food”.

Because if you can’t get behind a cheese stuffed tortilla, smashed black beans, bbq chicken and lots of cheddar cheese, you’re not human.

ps- Superbowl. Make this.

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BBQ Black Bean Tortilla Pizza

BBQ Black Bean Tortilla Pizza

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

This BBQ black bean tortilla pizza makes a great game day appetizer or a tasty cheesy dinner.


  • 2 8-inch whole wheat tortillas
  • 3/4 cup grated cheddar cheese, divided
  • 3/4 cup grated pepper jack cheese, divided
  • 1/2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 15-ounce can black beans, drained & rinsed
  • 1 small yellow onion, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • salt & pepper
  • 1/2 cup cooked, shredded chicken
  • 1/4 cup BBQ sauce
  • green onions for garnish
  • cilantro for garnish


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees, grease a baking sheet with spray.
  2. Lay one tortilla on the baking sheet, sprinkle 1/2 cup of cheddar and 1/2 cup of pepper jack evenly on the tortilla. Top with the other tortilla and bake for 5 minutes until the cheese is melted. Remove from oven and set aside.
  3. In a skillet over medium-high heat, cook the beans and onions with the olive oil for 5 minutes. Add the spices, salt & pepper.
  4. Transfer the beans to a small bowl and mash coarsely with a fork or potato masher.
  5. Spread the bean mixture on top of the tortilla.
  6. Top with the chicken.
  7. Drizzle the BBQ sauce on top of the chicken.
  8. Sprinkle the remaining cheeses on top and bake for another 7-10 minutes until melted and bubbly.
  9. Remove from the oven, garnish with green onions and/or cilantro.
  10. Cut into slices with a pizza cutter and serve.


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  1. Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness

    Lol @ “people food.” I am SO with you….I can definitely get behind anything with meat, potatoes, cheese, carbs….that’s the good stuff right there. Lovin’ this tortilla pizza…sometimes making the ‘za dough is too much work and this is easy peasy.
    And…the cheeseee!

  2. Aparna B.

    I hate that phrase too. Um, I like really cheesy, carb-heavy, sauce-heavy foods too, kthx. What I do like is this recipe. I’m such a sucker for pizza, and nachos. and you’ve managed to marry them happily ever after. I know you’re not a big football buff, but I am definitely sad to see the football season end. :( gotta make the most of it, drown my sorrows over yummy food and make the most of it ;)

  3. Jillienne @ ChasingRaspberries

    This is perfect for an after work dinner! I am so excited to give this recipe a try because it combines all my favorite ingredients like black beans and BBQ sauce.

  4. Kira - HealthAble Old Soul

    Ooh I love the fact that you can make creamy black beans so when you bite into your pizza it is just like oooey goodness! Sweet!

  5. Alaina {Fabtastic Eats}

    hahah this post made me laugh. I’ve had numerous conversations almost identical to yours with my husband! I’m totally with you..steak and potatoes aren’t just for men, and Im pretty sure I love ALL the cheese more than my there.
    I love this tortilla pizza! I making it beans are my hubs’ fav!

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