Sunday, September 11, 2011

Taco Pizza

Super Easy and Super Yummy!

Made this for dinner tonight and I loved it. I like that is a cheap dinner to make and meatless. I try to incorporate 2 meatless meals a week for dinner. Sometimes I am able to do it and sometimes not so much. I made the pizza dough from scratch but you can easily make this with store bought dough. Sometimes Publix has them on sale for $1.99. 


1 teaspoon Active Dry Yeast
1-½ cup Warm Water
4 cups All-purpose Flour
1 teaspoon Kosher Salt
⅓ cups Olive Oil
15 oz can Black Beans
1 teaspoon Taco Seasoning
1 cup Shredded Sharp Cheddar
1 cup Shredded Monterey Jack Cheese
1 head Green Leaf Lettuce, Sliced/shredded Thin
1 whole Tomatoes, Diced
½ cups Cilantro Leaves
¼ cups Sour Cream


1. Make the pizza dough: Mix yeast with warm water and set aside for 8 to 10 minutes. Mix flour, salt, and olive oil in a mixing bowl. With speed on low, drizzle in yeast/water mixture. Allow to mix until totally combined. Cover bowl with a towel and set bowl in a warm, draft-free place. Allow to rise for 1 to 2 hours.

2. Pour black beans into a saucepan. Add taco seasoning to taste and heat up beans over medium-low heat. Use a potato masher to mash the beans to desired texture. Continue cooking/heating beans over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, until no longer runny. Should be the texture of refried beans. Set aside.

3. Place oven rack in the bottom position in the oven. Preheat oven to 500 degrees.

4. Remove half the pizza dough from the bowl. Place remaining half in a large plastic bag and refrigerate, saving for another use. With hands, spread pizza dough on an oiled baking sheet, making sure it’s relatively thin. Spread layer of refried beans all over pizza crust. Sprinkle mixed shredded cheeses over the top. Place pan in the oven (in the bottom half of the oven) and bake for 9 to 12 minutes. Watch it to make sure crust doesn’t burn.

5. Remove pizza from oven. Sprinkle on shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, and cilantro leaves.
With a spoon or you can put it in a pastry bag (or make your own out of a sandwich bag), drizzle the sour cream over finished pizza. 

Adapted from the Pioneer Woman.

No comments:

Post a Comment