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Food Experiment - Taco Pizza

I've been having a hard time talking myself into grocery shopping lately, and my cupboards and fridge show it. Last night I decided I wanted pizza, so I whipped up a batch of pizza dough and stuck it in the oven to rise while I ran to the store. On the way there, I started going over my options, I already had some pizza sauce from a previous pizza evening and had some Colby and Monterrey jack cheese, but not much mozzarella. After a bit of pondering I decided to try to make taco pizza.

When I got home, I pulled the dough out of the oven and it was almost ready to roll out. While I was waiting on the dough, I browned some burger and added taco seasoning. To top the pizza, I mixed pizza sauce and taco sauce together, about 1 part to 1 part. After putting the sauce on the crust I mixed some of the taco meat with some re-fried beans, I stopped the pizza with the taco/bean mixture and then some diced onions and finished with Monterrey and Colby cheeses. After baking for 12 minutes, it came out looking wonderful. I garnished with lettuce and tomato and served it with sour cream.

I was happy with how it turned out. I really need to get myself a pizza stone though. I find myself making homemade pizza every 1-2 weeks, and crust baked on a baking sheet just isn't quite right.

Taco Pizza

  • Your favorite pizza dough (I use the recipe from the Joy of Cooking)
  • 1/3 or 1/4 cup pizza sauce
  • 1/3 or 1/4 cup taco sauce
  • Taco Meat
  • Re-fried Beans
  • Diced Onions
  • Cheese (Any cheese you would use on tacos will work well here)
  • Shredded Lettuce
  • Diced Tomatoes

Prepare and roll out your pizza crust. Mix the Taco and Pizza sauces together and top crust with sauce. Combine Taco Meat and Re-fried beans and top pizza with mixture. Top with a handful of diced onions and your choice of cheese. Bake according to your pizza crust directions. Once you have removed it from the oven top with lettuce and diced tomato. Serve with sour cream and salsa.


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