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Mexican Pizza

February 26, 2011

I never feel like cooking on Friday nights.  In fact It’s usually a given that the girls are to fend for themselves (which they love) and Steve and I eat leftovers.

Problem.        No leftovers.

I did have some ground meat in the freezer, 1 pepper and 2 tomatoes though.    Pizza it is!

Whole wheat pizza dough

You can google a ton of different pizza dough recipes.  This one came out perfectly.

Ground Beef Topping

1 package extra lean top sirloin mince

1 tsp each, chilli powder, paprika, cumin, salt, pepper and oregano

Using your hands, gently combine the meat with the spices and set aside.

Pizza Toppings

1 can nonfat refried beans (or mash a can of pinto beans until you have a smooth paste)

Tomato sauce

1 red pepper sliced thinly

fresh tomatoes diced

cheddar cheese shredded

Prepared beef mixture and more spices if desired (dried chilli peppers and oregano).

Spread a generous amount of refried beans on your uncooked crust.  Next a thin layer of tomato sauce.  Next veggies then cheese and last your raw beef and more spices.   Adding your beef last means it will cook fully and get slightly crispy.  I had enough ground beef left over to make one big burger which I froze for another time.

I always like to double my pizza dough recipes so that a day or two later I can make a few little pizzas for the girls to take to school for lunch.

What’s your favourite pizza topping?

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Lisa permalink
    February 27, 2011 1:52 am

    Wait a second, uncooked pizza dough and raw meat, and how long do you cook it for? Does the crust get crispy?

    • February 27, 2011 4:40 pm

      Yes the crust gets crispy…don’t you always put your pizza dough in uncooked? You’re crumblings the hamburger meat on top of the cheese so it gets almost crispy and very cooked. I should have also mentioned that you almost always cook pizza at 400 degrees or over so that everything cooks quickly and is not sitting on the dough for too long. 🙂

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