Monday, November 3, 2014

Beef Taco Pizza

This is a super easy and tasty dinner that can be thrown together in no time. Its one the entire family will enjoy.



Our kids love tacos and we eat them quite often.  I try to change them up every once in a while for them and for us.  I did that with this Casserole, this Taco Soup and this Taco Pie. This past Friday I decided to make a Taco Pizza. I threw the dough ingredients in the bread machine earlier in the day so I would have it ready for dinner.  You could always use a store bought dough for this if you wanted. 

I used a mixture of ground beef and black beans for the base.  I flavored it with my Wildtree Taco Seasoning Blend.  I love this blend and here is why:


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You could also use your own taco seasoning blend or just some chili powder to flavor the meat.

I topped the pizza with some shredded cheddar cheese and cooked it in the oven.  After that I served a bunch of toppings on the side and let everyone create their own perfect slice of taco pizza.



recipe adapted from Whole Foods Market
Ingredients:
1 lb pizza dough
3/4 lb ground beef
3/4 cup frozen or fresh corn
1 tablespoon of taco seasoning blend or chili powder
3/4 cup of black beans, rinsed and drained
3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese

*Optional Toppings:
lettuce
tomatoes
onions
salsa
sour cream
jalapenos

Directions:
Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.
Cook beef in a large skillet over medium heat until the meat is browned.  Stir in the corn and seasoning and cook until the corn is warm.  Add in the beans. Spread out the pizza dough on a baking sheet until it is thin and has a border of about 1/2 inch.
Spread the beef mixture evenly over the dough and top with shredded cheese. 
Bake until the crust begins to brown, 15-20 minutes.

Serve with toppings*.


Here are some other pizza creations we have tried:

Eggplant and Ricotta Pizza



BBQ Chicken Pizza



Thai Chicken Pizza



One year ago today I made Garlic and Parmesan Roasted Chickpeas

Two years ago I made Etched Wine Bottles.

Three years ago I made Mujadara: Lentils, Rice and Caramelized Onions.

Four years ago I made  Spinach and Feta Pasta.


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2 comments:

  1. Yum, so many great ideas. Now I'm super hungry. Thanks for the inspiration. It's hard to come up with new ideas of what to make for dinner.

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  2. Oh wow, this looks SO SO SO good! You always have the best family-friendly dinner ideas!

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