Deep-Dish Taco Pizza
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- 1 lb ground round
- 1⁄2 cup chopped onion
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 (15 ounce) can diced tomatoes and green chilies, drained
- 1 teaspoon Mexican seasoning (adjust to taste)
- 1 (10 ounce) can refrigerated pizza dough (or can use your own)
- cooking spray
- 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese or 1 cup mozzarella cheese
- salsa (optional)
- sour cream (optional)
- shredded lettuce (optional)
- black olives (optional)
- Preheat oven to 425°.
- Cook beef, onion and minced garlic in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until beef is browned, stirring to crumble. Drain well, and return beef mixture to pan. Stir in tomatoes and seasoning; cook over medium-high heat 1 minute or until thoroughly heated; set aside.
- Unroll pizza crust dough. Press into bottom and halfway up sides of a 13 x 9-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray. Spoon beef mixture over pizza crust dough.
- Bake at 425 degrees for 12 minutes. Top with cheese, and bake 5 minutes or until cheese melts and edges of crust are browned. Let stand 5 minutes before slicing. Serve warm. Top with salsa, sour cream, shredded lettuce and/or black olives, if desired.
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This is really good! It even earned a comment from my usually-indifferent DH :). I used ground turkey tonight but I imagine it would be very good with beef. I forgot to buy tomatoes with chiles so I used a can of diced tomatoes and a small can of diced green chiles. I wasn't sure if I should drain the tomatoes so I chose not to and that seemed to work out fine. We thought lots of things would work well in this--maybe some corn or black beans or olives? I used my own homemade crust which I infused with garlic (search "Oops, it's a fat free pizza crust" for my recipe!) and it worked great, though I did prebake the crust for about 5 minutes before adding the meat mixture. Thanks for posting, gailanng--this one will quite likely make it into our faves of 2011 book!Reply