Homemade Taco Pizza

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Homemade Taco Pizza

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One of our families favorite recipes is our taco pizza recipe. The yummy cornmeal crust topped with taco seasoned ground beef is just the beginning of your favorite new pizza recipe. Come take a peak at this delicious kid friendly dinner.
Homemade Taco Pizza Recipe - our families favorite dinner recipe is made from scratch in under an hour!



In some parts of the United States (like Minnesota) you can actually buy Taco Pizza. But in other states, it is unheard of.

Now don’t tell me you don’t like it if you haven’t tried it! I use to think I didn’t like it either, then I tried it, and let me tell you I LOVE it!

When we moved to a state when you couldn’t buy Taco Pizza I decided it was time to create my own recipe. So I tinkered around and figured out how to make my own taco pizza – even better than the store bought versions in my humble opinion.

Homemade Taco Pizza Recipe

30 minute homemade pizza dough recipe

In a bowl mix 1 1/4 cup lukewarm water, 1 teas sugar, and 2 1/4 teas yeast with a fork.
Let it rest for about 5 minutes to activate the yeast; you’ll see it “puff up”

Corneal Pizza Crust Recipe

In a mixing bowl mix the following ingredients until blended (I use my dough hook on my Kitchen Aid mixer)
  • yeast starter
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 1/4 cup milk (or water)
  • 2 TAB olive oil
let yeast dough sit for 30 minutes

Cover with bowl with plastic wrap and put it somewhere warm to rise for 30 minutes. (We set ours near the stove top where we are are either browning the ground beef or preheating the oven.)

While the dough rests, brown 1 lb ground beef. Add in taco seasoning mix and 1/3 cup water.

Preheat oven to 450 F.

roll out pizza crust

Sprinkle pizza pan with cornmeal and roll out the dough right on the pan, pressing it out as needed to cover the pan.

spread taco sauce over crust

Instead of pizza sauce, this pizza uses taco sauce. Note: it is NOT salsa, it is a sauce. You can use mild, medium, or hot depending on your families preference.

top with taco seasoned gorund beef

Now sprinkle the cooked, taco seasoned ground beef over the taco sauce.

top with 2 cups of mexi cheeses

Sprinkle with 2 cups of Mexi Cheese (or any other variety you like).

cook 12 minutes

Bake in preheated oven (450 F) for 12-14 minutes.

taco pizza from scratch -a kid friendly, family favorite dinner recipe

Now you can either top the entire pizza (as pictured) or if you aren’t sure you’ll eat all the pizza you may want to just top each individual slice. That way your leftover pizza will have fresh, crunchy Doritos on the top too.

On the top you are going to layer the following:
  • Doritos
  • Shredded Lettuce
  • Tomatoes (fresh or diced with green chilies)
  • Sour Cream


Yield: 1 Lg Pizza

Homemade Taco Pizza

prep time: 40 MINScook time: 12 MINStotal time: 52 mins
One of our families favorite recipes is our taco pizza recipe. The yummy cornmeal crust topped with taco seasoned ground beef is just the beginning of your favorite new pizza recipe.

INGREDIENTS:


  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 1 1/4 cup lukewarm water
  • 1 teas sugar or honey
  • 1 pkg yeast (2 1/4 teas)
  • 1/4 cup milk (or water)
  • 2+ TAB olive oil
Toppings
  • 8-12oz taco sauce
  • 1lb ground beef
  • Taco Seasoning (we make our own)
  • 2 cups Mexican Cheese
  • 2 cups Shredded Lettuce
  • 1 medium bag Dortios (or organic alternative)
  • Sour Cream
  • 1-2 tomatoes sliced

INSTRUCTIONS:


  1. In a bowl mix 1 1/4 cup lukewarm water, 1 teas sugar, and 2 1/4 teas yeast with a fork.
    Let it rest for about 5 minutes to activate the yeast; you’ll see it “puff up”
  2. In a mixing bowl mix the starter, flour, cornmeal, milk, and olive oil with a dough hook until blended. Cover with bowl with plastic wrap and put it somewhere warm to rise for 30 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile cook beef until cooked thoroughly. Add taco seasoning and 2/3 cup water and simmer 5 minutes.

    HINT: We make our own taco seasoning by combining: 1 tablespoon chili powder, 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder, 1/4 teaspoon onion powder, 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano, 1/2 teaspoon paprika, 1 teaspoon ground cumin, 1 teaspoon sea salt, and 1 teaspoon black pepper
  4. When the pizza dough is ready, increase oven to 450 F and spread the dough over a large pizza pan that has been sprinkled with cornmeal. . Roll out to reach all the edges.
  5. Top pizza with taco sauce, ground beef, and mexi cheese. Bake for 12-14 minutes.
  6. Top pizza with doritos, lettuce, chopped tomatoes and sour cream.

    HINT: Let everyone top their own pizza so that any leftover pizza (if there is any) can be topped fresh.
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12 comments:

  1. My absolute favorite meal growing up was Taco Pizza from Casey's Convenience store. It's still a family favorite and we have it everytime I go home. I'd never thought of making my own. This is fantastic!

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  2. Michelle,so glad someone else know how goog Taco pizza is =-)

    It really is good & easy ladies!!
    Beth

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  3. I LOVE taco pizza and have been so hungry for it. I even think that we have everything to make it for dinner tonight! =)

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  4. What a yummy recipe :-) Can't wait to try it!!! Come over and link up to Whatcha Making Wednesdays :-)

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  5. Wowsers does this look good! I can't wait to try this! Thank you so much for sharing this at Taking A Timeout Thursday. I hope to see you again this week.

    --Trish @ Mom On Timeout
    http://www.MomOnTimeout.com

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  6. You're being featured today at Taking A Timeout Thursday!
    --Trish @ Mom On Timeout
    http://www.MomOnTimeout.com

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  7. oooh, that looks very yummy!

    Thanks for linking to Science Sparks. x

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  8. mmmm, sounds so good. I don't know why I've never done a taco pizza before, but I love the one at Papa Murphy's :-) I can't wait to try it out on my own. Thanks for sharing on Monday Madness!

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  9. I will have to try this sometimes. My kids love tacos, but not so much pizza. I think they would like it however.

    Thanks for sharing this on monday madness.

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