A few months back I found a great deal on mexican food at Kroger. I stacked a few coupons and with the catalina coupon at checkout, my purchase ended up being free. That’s right, I paid nothing but my time to get these items below. I chose to stock up on this because we LOVE mexican food around here. Burritos are always a huge hit and we’ve made nacho night a part of our weekly menu. Just recenlty I decided to try something different and used the homemade pizza dough recipe found here and created a Mexican Pizza. I’ll have to admit, I was pretty shocked when my girls wanted me to add this recipe to the favorite list.
Ingredients you will need:
1 can refried beans
1 lb ground beef
1 packet taco seasoning
1 can of olives
Evenly spoon a small amount of beans onto the surface of the dough. Leave a small margin on the outer-side of the dough sheet, which allows the crust to rise and crisp more quickly than the covered dough; creating the classic, puffed up edge of the pizza. Once you’ve cooked your taco meat spread a small amount over the top of the layer of beans. Now create a layer of shredded cheese over the beans and met. Shred about two cups of cheese. Arrange your toppings over this layer of cheese. We like tomatoes and sliced olives. Be creative and add toppings according to your preference. You can also add sour cream and hot sauce once your pizza is ready.
Preheat your oven up-to the temperature of 450° F for about 10 to 15 minutes. When preheating is done, place the Mexican prepped pizza in the oven at the centre. The baking will take about 10-15 minutes at that temperature.
Signs to look for that the pizza is ready are:
1) The cheese has melted on top and is beginning to brown.
2) The crust edge has browned, from a medium to a golden brown.
3) Now carefully lift the edge of the Mexican pizza to inspect its bottom, it should be evenly brown.
If these signs are evident, your pizza’s done! Now your ready to throw a Mexican fiesta your kiddos will LOVE!