My wife loves Taco Pizza. I mean she seriously loves it, but neither one of us knows of a Tallahassee area pizza place that makes one. Generally, I can take it or leave it, but we made a homemade version of it that I actually enjoyed the other night. Check out the photos and the recipe. Also, I’m not responsible for any messes, burns, food induced comas, etc. Cook food at your own risk.
What You Need To Make A Great Taco Pizza
- Cookie Sheet
- Pillsbury Pizza Crust
- Preheated 400 degree oven
- Old El Paso Taco Seasoning
- Ground Round (I prefer 85/15)
- 2 cans of Black or Pinto Beans
- 1 Tbsp Lime juice
- 1 tsp Garlic Powder (or more to taste)
- 1 tsp Onion Powder (or more to taste)
- 1/4 tsp Cayenne Powder
- Shredded Lettuce
- 1 Tomato
- Half of a large red onion
- Plenty of shredded cheddar cheese
I cheat on the crust, sorry! Prebake the crust according to the instructions on the can. Yes, I said can. Yes, I’m sorry that this isn’t homemade, but the Pillsbury Pizza Crust is really pretty solid when baked properly.
Canned Pillsbury Pizza Crust rolled out on a cookie sheet.
Once the prebaking completes it’s time to start building the first part of the pizza. We used Black Beans instead Pinto Beans for the “sauce”. Either kind will work and either kind will be really tasty. Blend two cans of the black beans in a food processor with 1 tsp onion powder, 1 tsp garlic powder, 1/4 tsp cayenne, 1Tbsp lime juice and water as needed.
Puree the Black Beans with Garlic Powder, Onion Power, Cayenne, Lime Juice and Water
Brown the ground beef well (and drain it if you’d like) then add Old El Paso Taco Seasoning WITHOUT the water. Mix it well and set it aside for assembly.
Brown the Ground Round (85/15) and then add Old El Paso Taco Seasoning.
Layer the bean mixture as the “sauce”, top it with the browned ground beef and add a layer of Cheddar Cheese to it. Then bake it at 400 for 7-10 minutes. Just keep an eye on the crust and don’t bake it too much or the crust will burn. You’re looking for gooey melted cheese and a golden crust.
Once it’s out of the oven, top it with lettuce shreds, diced tomato, diced red onion and more cheddar cheese.
Check out the final product! Our Homemade Taco Pizza was awesome.