D’s Taco Pizza

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  • ½ pound ground beef
  • ½ cup chopped onion
  • 1 clove garlic
  • ½ (1 ounce) packet taco seasoning mix
  • ⅓ cup water
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes with garlic and onion
  • 1 cup salsa (Optional)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 cup refried beans
  • 1 12-inch prepared pizza crust
  • 1 ½ cups Mexican-style shredded four-cheese blend
  • 2 cups shredded lettuce
  • 2 tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 (2.25 ounce) can sliced black olives, drained
  • ¼ cup chopped green onion
  • ½ cup Mexican-style shredded four-cheese blend
  • 1 cup sour cream, or as desired (Optional)
  • 1 cup salsa, or as desired (Optional)


Instructions Checklist

  • Step 1: Cook and stir the ground beef, onion, and garlic together in a large skillet over medium-high heat until the beef is completely browned; drain fat from the skillet.
  • Step 2: Stir the taco seasoning mix and water into the beef mixture; bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low, and cook at a simmer, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes.
  • Step 3: Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  • Step 4: Place the prepared pizza curst on a baking sheet.
  • Step 5: Blend the diced tomatoes with garlic and onion, salsa, and cilantro in a blender until smooth.
  • Step 6: Spread the refried beans in an even layer on the prepared pizza crust, leaving a border of about 1/2-inch uncovered around the outside.
  • Step 7: Spread about 1 cup of the diced tomato mixture over the refried beans in an even layer; reserve the remaining sauce.
  • Step 8: Scatter the ground beef mixture over the layer of sauce.
  • Step 9: Cover the beef with 1 1/2 cups Mexican-style shredded cheese blend.
  • Step 10: Bake in the preheated oven until the cheese is bubbly and the edges of the crust are golden brown, 15 to 20 minutes; set aside to cool 5 minutes.
  • Step 11: Top the pizza with shredded lettuce, chopped tomatoes, black olives, green onions, and 1/2 cup Mexican-style shredded cheese blend. Serve with the reserved sauce, sour cream, and 1 cup salsa.
  • Note: For a crispier crust, bake the pizza directly on the oven rack.

Nutrition Facts:

Per Serving:

399 calories; Protein 19.1g; Carbohydrates 36.2g; Fat 21.5g; Cholesterol 57.8mg; Sodium 1393.6mg.

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