Saturday, January 16, 2010

Taco Pizza

Inspired by a pizza restaurant in Carson City, I made this recipe up off the top of my head. I’m not a bean eater, so when making this for only my family I omit the beans, it’s still delicious. Fresh and Easy has a very good and inexpensive refrigerated pizza dough, or you can use a frozen bread dough.

1 lbs. frozen or refrigerated pizza dough, prepared according to package directions
8 oz. Mexican blend shredded cheese
1 lbs. ground beef
1 pkg. dry taco seasoning mix
¼ c. water
¼ c. salsa
½ medium onion, chopped
1 fourteen-ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed
Shredded lettuce
Chopped tomato
Sliced black olives
Sour Cream

1. Preheat oven according to the pizza dough package directions. If directed, spray pizza pan with cooking spray and roll pizza dough to a 14 inch circle.
2. Meanwhile, brown ground beef; drain. Sprinkle with taco seasoning mix, stir in water and let simmer for 5 minutes.
3. Top pizza dough with ground beef; top with beans, salsa, and chopped onions. Sprinkle cheese over the top. Bake according to package directions.
4. Cool 10 minutes. Garnish with toppings.

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