Thursday, March 10, 2011

Taco Pizza

I had this same idea months ago when I thought up Mexican Lasagna.  However, I never did act upon it.  It was one of those ideas that kinda sorta went out of my mind like so many that I have.  I probably didn’t have everything on hand and just sorta said I’ll do it later and later never came.  That was until I ran across this same idea the other day on a blog.  As soon as I saw it, I was like “aha”!  So I put it on my menu and got the stuff to make it, my way. 

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What do you need?

  • Thin Crust ready to bake pizza crust {I used Pillsbury}
  • 3 cups shredded cheddar/pepper jack cheese
  • 1 taco season packet
  • 1 can refried beans
  • 1 can green chilies chopped
  • 2 pounds hamburger meat
  • 2 tomatoes, chopped
  • shredded lettuce
  • sour cream

What do you do?

  1. Brown the meat and drain off the grease.  Mix in seasoning packet.  Fill packet full of water and pour in.  Mix together until meat is fully coated.
  2. Mix in the green chilies.
  3. Bake the pizza crust according to the directions.  If you use the same one I had, you were to grease the pan and bake for 5 minutes before adding the toppings.
  4. Grind up your refried beans in a food processor until they have a smooth “whipped” texture. 
  5. Spread the refried beans evenly onto the pizza dough all the way to the edges.
  6. Top with ground beef, evenly all over.
  7. Sprinkle the tomatoes all over.
  8. Top with cheese.
  9. Bake according the the dough directions or until the cheese is all bubbly and melted and the dough edges are golden brown.
  10. Slice like you would a pizza and plate up.
  11. Top with shredded lettuce and sour cream. 


Miller Racing Family said...

I love taco pizza, it combines both my love of pizza and Mexican food! I have made it both with pizza crust and then also my mom gave me a recipe to make it with cornmeal. It ususally depends on how much time I have which crust I use!
Thanks for sharing!

Kelli said...

This looks absolutely delicious. It reminds me of a pizza I used to have in Cleveland. I don't know that my family would eat it but I may have to make an individual one for me. Thanks!