Saturday, December 1, 2012

Taco Pizza

Ever since my fail last week for not having a crunch factor to make this, today is the day.  It's a beautiful day - 41 degrees, the sun is shining and the snow melting.  







Taco Pizza


Crust ~

1 cup warm water
1 packet (2 1/4 tsp) yeast
1 tbsp sugar
1 tsp salt
3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
2 1/2 cups flour
Combine warm water, yeast and sugar and let sit for 10 minutes.  Add in salt and extra virgin olive oil and stir into flour.  When well combined, cover and let sit for 15 minutes.

1st layer ~

1 cup refried beans (I used my recipe here that I've frozen in 1 cup containers ~ Crock pot refried beans )
1/4 cup of your favorite salsa
Mix together and set aside as you get the rest of the layers together.

2nd layer ~

1 can tomato paste
3/4 cup water
2 1/2 tbsp taco seasoning (Taco seasoning spice mix)
Mix in a small bowl.

3rd layer ~
1/2# ground beef, browned
1/2 tbsp taco seasoning - add in after beef is cooked

4th layer ~

1 cup Nacho cheese Doritos, crushed

5th layer ~
1 1/2 cup Mexican cheese 

Sprinkle 1 tbsp corn meal on a stone pizza baking dish.  Spread out dough and create a slight lip.  Spread fried bean/salsa mixture evenly on top of dough.  Top with ground beef and then the Doritos and cheese.  Bake at 350° for 20 minutes.  

Toppings to serve with your pizza ~

Lettuce
Diced fresh tomatoes
Sour Cream