Taco pizza

Taco pizza is a delightful fusion of Mexican and Italian cuisines, combining the zesty, spiced flavors of tacos with the universally loved pizza base. The dish starts with a traditional pizza dough, which is either homemade or store-bought for convenience. This dough is rolled out into a round, thin base, providing a crispy and chewy foundation. The sauce for taco pizza often deviates from the usual tomato-based pizza sauce, opting instead for a layer of refried beans mixed with taco seasoning, or sometimes a spicy tomato salsa, spread evenly over the crust.

The toppings are what truly bring the taco essence to this pizza. Cooked ground beef, seasoned generously with taco spices such as cumin, paprika, garlic powder, and chili powder, is scattered across the sauce. This is accompanied by a mix of diced onions, bell peppers, and jalapeños, adding a crunch and a kick of heat. For cheese, a blend of shredded cheddar and Monterey Jack is generously sprinkled over the top, melting into the meat and vegetables as the pizza bakes.

Once baked to perfection, with a golden, bubbly cheese topping and a crispy edge, the pizza is finished with a scattering of fresh toppings. These often include shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, sliced black olives, and a sprinkle of chopped green onions or cilantro for a burst of freshness. Dollops of sour cream and guacamole can be added on top for a creamy contrast, and a drizzle of hot sauce or a sprinkle of crushed tortilla chips can provide an extra layer of texture and heat.

The final result is a mouth-watering combination of a crisp, savory crust, spiced and hearty toppings, and fresh, vibrant garnishes, delivering a unique and satisfying twist on the classic pizza experience. The taco pizza is versatile, allowing for variations such as using chicken or beans instead of beef, or adding corn and avocado for extra flavor. It’s a crowd-pleaser, perfectly suited for gatherings, family dinners, or simply when one can’t decide between tacos and pizza.

Ingredients

°15 ml (1 tbsp.) olive oil
°450 g (1 lb) ground beef
°1 chop the onion
°15 ml (1 tbsp.) minced garlic
°15 ml (1 tbsp) taco seasoning
°250 ml (1 cup) salsa
°1 precooked pizza dough
°500 ml (2 cups) of grated tex-mex type cheese mix
°500 ml (2 cups) crushed corn chips
°18 cherry tomatoes of different colors, cut into wedges
°375 ml (1 1/2 cups) romaine lettuce
°125 ml (1/2 cup) 14% sour cream

Directions

Preheat the oven to 205°C (400°F).
In a skillet, heat the oil over medium heat. Cook the ground beef 4 to 5 minutes, breaking up the meat with a wooden spoon.
Add onions and garlic. Cook for 1 minute.
Add taco seasonings and salsa. Bring to a boil, then simmer over low-medium heat for 6-8 minutes.
Place the pizza dough on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Top with meat mixture and cheese. Bake 12 to 15 minutes.
Remove from oven, top with tortilla chips, cherry tomatoes, lettuce and sour cream
Enjoy!

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