Monday, January 22, 2018

Taco Pizza

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Here is the famous Taco Pizza you guys!

As many of you know, we love pizza and we love tacos around here almost more than anything else.

So why not combine the two into a delicious new creation?

Well.....that's exactly what I did.  I took the best of both dishes and made my now famous taco pizza a couple of months ago and have made it a few more times since.

It is one of those dinners that gets better each time.

I love having easy to prepare yet filling and satisfying meals for weeknights when everyone is on a busy schedule.

This one is super simple because I choose to use store bought dough that I keep in the freezer and thaw overnight in the fridge or for about 3 hours on the counter the day I'm going to use it.

I'm positive you'll have great success with this as a meal too.  Go on give it a try.

Here's what you need:

1 round of pizza dough either store bought or homemade (I get mine from the Bel Air deli)
1 14 oz. can refried beans, any flavor you like.  I use traditional
1 pound taco meat, prepared how you like
1/3 cup salsa, plus more for garnish
2 - 3 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
2 cups lettuce, shredded
2 tomatoes, seeded and diced
1 4oz can sliced olives
sour cream
green onions, thinly sliced
hot sauce of your choice

Preheat oven to 450 degrees for at least 30 minutes before use.  Spray a pizza pan (I use the 12" Pampered Chef BBQ pizza pan) with cooking spray and set aside.

Cook taco meat and season how you would for tacos.  Set aside.
Place the beans (cold) in a bowl and mix in the 1/3 cup salsa until well mixed.  Set aside.
On a floured surface roll out the pizza dough until it is almost the size of the pan.  Transfer to pan and using a little stretching push against the edge of the pan.
Spread the bean mixture on the dough as if you would the pizza sauce.
Top with the taco meat and cheese in an even layer.
Bake for 20 - 30 minutes or until completely cooked and crispy on the bottom.
Top with your favorite taco toppings.  Lettuce, tomatoes, olives, sour cream, hot sauce.
Slice and serve. Mmmmm mmmmm so so good!
This is a new family favorite and I'm sure you will love it too.


Serves - 1 - 12" pizza (4-6 adults)  This can easily be adjusted for smaller portions
Here's the handy printable - Taco Pizza

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