Monday, December 17, 2012

Easy Taco Pizza

I think I found a new favorite food blog … I mean, I love Our Best Bites, and Mel's Kitchen Cafe, and the likes.

But dude, Life as a Lofthouse, is my kind of girl! She is definitely what I would call ‘fast, cheap, and easy’. ;) In a good way. That’s a compliment, people!

I found this taco pizza, recipe on her blog.

taco pizza

1 pound lean ground beef
1 envelope taco seasoning mix
1 (10 ounce) can refrigerated Pillsbury pizza dough
1 (16 ounce) can refried beans (I used refried black beans)
2-3 cups shredded cheddar cheese 1 green bell pepper, diced 1 red bell pepper, diced
1/2 cup chopped tomatoes
1/4 cup sliced black olives
4 green onions, chopped
Taco Bell Mild sauce (see picture below)
Lettuce for topping

Heat oven to 375 degrees. Brown ground beef in a large skillet, over medium-high heat. Drain grease. Add taco seasoning to the ground beef according to package directions.

Unroll pizza dough onto greased 10”x15” cookie sheet. Let dough sit at room temperature for a couple minutes. Press dough over the bottom and up along all 4 sides the of cookie sheet. Bake pizza dough for 8-10 minutes, or until lightly golden. Remove from oven.

Place refried beans into a microwavable-safe bowl. Microwave for 1 minute. Stir well and 2 TBP of Taco Bell sauce and stir. Then spread bean mixture evenly over the top of the warm pizza crust. Top with the cooked ground beef mixture, sprinkle with cheese and then add the peppers, black olives and green onion.

Return to oven and bake another 5-7 minutes, or until cheese is melted. Top with fresh tomatoes and chopped lettuce. SO DELICIOUS!

We also like the other Taco Bell sauces on top: the Chipotle one is our FAVORITE.


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