Monday, September 20, 2010

Taco Pizza

Sorry it's been so long since I've posted, but that's life! My new goal is to post at least one new recipe a week.

Last night for Sunday night football I made Taco Pizza. I tried a new recipe for the crust and adapted a recipe for the toppings. We're eating the leftovers tonight and it got a high rating for the hubby, so you know it must be good!


Quick Pizza Dough

1 package active dry yeast
1 teaspoon white sugar
1 cup warm water
2 1/2 cups flour
2 tables olive oil
1/2 teaspoon salt

Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Dissolve yeast and sugar in warm water. Let stand until foamy, about 10 minutes. Add 1 cup of flour, oil and salt. Mix until smooth. Add remaining flour a bit at a time until dough reaches desired consistency. Let rest 5 minutes. Turn out onto a light floured surface, cover and let rest 10 minutes. Spread onto desired pizza pan and bring up edges to hold extra toppings. Bake for 10 minutes with no toppings. Remove from oven and let rest.

recipe adapted from allrecipes.com

Taco Pizza
1 lb of ground beef or turkey
1 small onion, chopped
1 small-medium sized green pepper, chopped
1 can diced tomatoes, drained
1 can tomato sauce (8 oz)
1 envelope taco seasoning
shredded taco cheese
sour cream

Heat oven (or turn down to) 425 degrees F. In a large, deep skillet (or a dutch oven) brown meat, onions and green peppers. Once meat is no longer pink, add tomato sauce, taco seasoning and tomatoes. Stir and let simmer 5 minutes. Pile toppings onto crust, top with cheese. Bake in pre-heated oven 10-15 minutes (remember your crust is pre-baked). Plate with sour cream for dipping!

Recipe Adapted from Tablespoon.com.


Hubby's Rating:
He loved both the crust and the toppings. Combined rating: Love it! And, the pizza crust was a keeper. I don't think I'll try another!

My Take:
The pizza crust was what I have been looking for. Easy to make, easy to spread, thick, held up well to lots of toppings, tasted wonderful! I will keep this recipe for YEARS to come! The toppings were dynamo! I can't wait to make this again! I followed the original recipe and only added 1 cup of shredded cheese, next time I will add more. We didn't have any sour cream for dipping, but next I make this, I will have some on hand! This would be nice with a salad and some tortilla chips and salsa. So good!

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