Taco Pizza

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This easy Taco Pizza starts has a store-bought crust, salsa-flavored refried beans, seasoned beef, cheese, and crunchy tortilla chips. Bake until bubbly, then top with lettuce, tomatoes, and your favorite hot sauce!

A taco pizza.


 

Recipe ingredients

Taco pizza ingredients.

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Ingredient notes

  1. Pizza crust: A store-bought, pre-baked pizza crust such as Boboli means you can have this on the table in about 20 minutes.
  2. Salsa: To make a basic pico de gallo, In a medium bowl, add 1 pound diced tomatoes, ¼ cup finely chopped red onion, ¼ cup minced cilantro, 3 minced jalapeños, 1 tbsp. lemon juice, 1 tbsp. lime juice, and salt to taste. Stir to combine. Or, substitute 1 jar store-bought.
  3. Taco seasoning: To make your own taco seasoning, combine 1 tbsp. chili powder, 1 ½ tsp. cumin, ¾ tsp. paprika, ½ tsp. ground coriander, ¼ tsp. cayenne pepper, and salt to taste (I like ¼ teaspoon). Or, substitute one packet of store-bought.

Step-by-step instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Place crusts on un-greased pizza pans or baking sheets. In a medium bowl, combine refried beans and salsa. Spread evenly over pizza crusts.
Refried beans spread on a pizza crust.
  1. In a large saucepan over medium-high heat, brown ground beef. Drain well. Stir in taco seasoning and water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer uncovered until thickened, about 10 minutes. Drain again if desired, then divide among pizza crusts.
Refried beans and beef spread on a pizza crust.
  1. Top with shredded cheese and crushed tortilla chips. Bake until cheese is melted, about 8 to 10 minutes.
Taco pizza after coming out of the oven.
  1. Remove from oven. Sprinkle with lettuce and tomatoes. Drizzle with hot sauce or pass separately.
A taco pizza.

Recipe tips and variations

  • Yield: This recipe makes 2 (12-inch) pizzas, enough to feed 8 people (¼ pizza each).
  • Storage: Store leftovers covered in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
  • Make ahead: The beans and salsa mixture can be combined up to 1 day in advance. The seasoned ground beef can be prepared 1 day in advance, too. Reheat the meat on the stove or in the microwave to ensure the baking time is still the same.
  • More toppings: Add or substitute your other favorite Mexican-inspired toppings such as black olives, diced avocado, minced white onion, bell peppers, cilantro, or dollops of sour cream and guacamole.
A taco pizza.

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A taco pizza.

Taco Pizza

This easy Taco Pizza starts has a store-bought crust, salsa-flavored refried beans, seasoned beef, cheese, and crunchy tortilla chips. Bake until bubbly, then top with lettuce, tomatoes, and your favorite hot sauce!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8 servings (¼ pizza each)
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American, Mexican
Calories 587
5 from 4 votes

Ingredients 

Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Place crusts on un-greased pizza pans or baking sheets. In a medium bowl, combine refried beans and salsa. Spread evenly over pizza crusts.
  • In a large saucepan over medium-high heat, brown ground beef. Drain well. Stir in taco seasoning and water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer uncovered until thickened, about 10 minutes. Drain again if desired, then divide among pizza crusts.
  • Top with shredded cheese and crushed tortilla chips. Bake until cheese is melted, about 8 to 10 minutes.
  • Remove from oven. Sprinkle with lettuce and tomatoes. Drizzle with hot sauce or pass separately.

Notes

  1. Pizza crust: A store-bought, pre-baked pizza crust such as Boboli means you can have this on the table in about 20 minutes. Or, bake up your favorite homemade pizza dough.
  2. Salsa: To make a basic pico de gallo, In a medium bowl, add 1 pound diced tomatoes, ¼ cup finely chopped red onion, ¼ cup minced cilantro, 3 minced jalapeños, 1 tbsp. lemon juice, 1 tbsp. lime juice, and salt to taste. Stir to combine. Or, substitute 1 jar store-bought.
  3. Taco seasoning: To make your own taco seasoning, combine 1 tbsp. chili powder, 1 ½ tsp. cumin, ¾ tsp. paprika, ½ tsp. ground coriander, ¼ tsp. cayenne pepper, and salt to taste (I like ¼ teaspoon). Or, substitute one packet of store-bought.
  4. Yield: This recipe makes 2 (12-inch) pizzas, enough to feed 8 people (¼ pizza each).
  5. Storage: Store leftovers covered in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
  6. Make ahead: The beans and salsa mixture can be combined up to 1 day in advance. The seasoned ground beef can be prepared 1 day in advance, too. Reheat the meat on the stove or in the microwave to ensure the baking time is still the same.
  7. More toppings: Add or substitute your other favorite Mexican-inspired toppings such as black olives, diced avocado, minced white onion, bell peppers, cilantro, or dollops of sour cream and guacamole.

Nutrition

Serving: 0.25pizzaCalories: 587kcalCarbohydrates: 53gProtein: 27gFat: 30gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 70mgSodium: 1150mgPotassium: 398mgFiber: 6gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 808IUVitamin C: 5mgCalcium: 341mgIron: 4mg
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