Monday, June 1, 2015

(SRC) Taco Pizza



We eat a lot of pizza in our house.  At least once a week we are throwing a pizza in the oven or ordering one up from one of our local pizza joints.   It's a meal that everyone enjoys and will eat. 

 As I searched for my recipe pick for this month's  Secret Recipe Club assignment I immediately settled on this fantastic pizza recipe.  I knew my family would eat it and I would enjoy making it.  I thank you, Anna of Cheese with Noodles  for sharing this recipe with me!  


Just as I suspected it was so much fun to make this pizza!  It came together quickly and with simple, pantry ready ingredients.  One of the best parts of this recipe is that the pizza dough is homemade AND the technique for allowing the dough to rise is done in the oven as it bakes.  Completely brilliant!  The dough is mixed up and then patted/rolled onto the prepared pizza pan and then placed into a cold oven which is only then turned on to 375 degrees F.  As the oven heats up, the dough gently rises.  Simple as that!


As you can see from the picture above instead of using the traditional pizza sauce, refried beans are used in it's place.  Thus the foundation for this Mexican flavored pizza.  I sprinkled a Mexican blend of cheese and then some chopped cherry tomatoes and sliced black olives.  Once the pizza was baked to melt the cheese I then placed some avocado slices and chopped up cilantro for additional "taco" ingredients and color.  This recipe is perfect for all taco toppings.  It all depends on what you like and what you have on hand.   I envisioned adding some lovely red onions, dollops of sour cream and a side of salsa on my next Taco Pizza.  Yum!!


Definitely try out this Taco Pizza.  It won't disappoint!!   I was completely delighted with it and send Anna of Cheese with Noodles big hugs of gratitude for this recipe.  I can't wait to make it again along with some of her other mouth watering recipes (I have my eye on her recipe for Triple Peanut Butter Cookies). 




Taco Pizza 
(recipe from Cheese with Noodles)

Pizza Dough Ingredients:
3 cups flour
1 Tbsp taco seasoning (my addition) 
1 TBSP sugar
1 tsp salt
1 packet yeast (2 1/4 tsp)
1 cup water
2 TBSP olive oil

Pizza Toppings 
1 can refried beans
2 cups shredded cheese (I used a Mexican blend) 
A variety of toppings from below.....
sliced black olives
cherry or plum tomatoes, cut into quarters or small pieces
red onions, chopped into small pieces
avocado slices
ground beef, cooked and seasoned with taco seasoning
dollops of sour cream
salsa
cilantro, chopped 

Directions:

In a large bowl fitted for a mixer prepare pizza dough by whisking together flour, taco seasoning, sugar, salt and yeast.  Add in water and oil and with your dough hook mix well all together. Dough should resemble a soft gum.  Add in water or flour if need to be to obtain such a consistency.  

Grease pizza pan and then gently pat dough out onto the sheet.  Make sure there is rim of dough higher on the edges than in the inside.  Place into a cold oven and heat to 375.  Bake for 15 minutes - starting timer when you place the pizza in the oven. Remove from oven and then spread refried beans over the dough and sprinkle with cheese.  Evenly scatter toppings that you wish to be baked such as tomatoes pieces and black olives.  Bake for an additional 15 minutes or until cheese is fully melted.  Top pizza with remaining desired toppings, slice and enjoy!! 



Happy Taco Pizza Baking!


8 comments:

  1. My mother-in-law gave me a recipe for a taco pizza very similar to this several years ago. It really is yummy with the refried beans. I usually use onions, pepper, and mushrooms on it, and sometimes sliced black olives. So good! I used to use a packaged pizza crust mix and add some cornmeal to the mix when I made this pizza.

    This crust really has me intrigued. I keep searching for the perfect pizza crust recipe, so I am going to have to try this one. It certainly looks good.

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  2. Taco Pizza combines two of my favorite foods!! What a winner!!

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  3. That sounds lovely! We're always looking for new and different pizzas, and this totally looks like a winner. We're going to have to try it soon!!

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  4. Pinning this because I'm sure my pizza obsessed 15 year old son is going to love a taco pizza!

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  5. This pizza sounds fantastic! I absolutely love the tex mex twist on it. Fantastic SRC choice this month.

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  6. I love taco pizza - I never added refried beans before. Definitely trying that next time.

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  7. Like you, we eat a lot of homemade pizza. And I'll have to admit that we stick pretty close to the Italian theme. But I think I can grab a ball of dough when Mr isn't looking and try this one - he'll grumble at first, but I'm betting that he'll eat more than his fair share:)

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  8. Taco Pizza, it's sounds great. I've never heard 'bout it before. Thank you for sharing, I wanna try it when I have chance :)
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