Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Taco Pizza

Mexican food is a favorite in our family, especially tacos. Hard, soft, chicken or beef, it never matters and is always consumed with great fervor and I rarely have to package any leftovers. I was looking for a variation of tacos when I stumbled upon this recipe. I had all the ingredients except for the pizza crust, but quickly remedied that. I was incredibly pleased with how quickly and easily this came together and was ready to eat, especially for a weeknight dinner at our busy home. The reviews from my clan were all "thumbs-up" which was evident by the empty platter! The only change I will make the next time I prepare this is to make TWO pizzas instead of one.
Browned ground-beef, refried beans, salsa and taco seasoning ready to mix together. So, so simple!
My favorite addition to the pizza....crushed Fritos. Yummy. :)
Finally, topped with shredded cheese and ready to go into the oven. Voila-dinner is ready.

Taco Pizza

1 can refried beans
1 package taco seasonings
1 1/2 cup browned ground beef, drained well (I used 1 1b. for lots of meat)
Shredded cheddar cheese
Taco chips (I used my favorite..Fritos)
3/4 cup salsa
1 prepared pizza crust-preferably deep dish

In skillet or saucepan, combine browned ground beef, taco seasoning, refried beans and salsa. Stir until heated through. Spread into pizza crust. Top with crunched taco chips. Top with shredded cheddar cheese.

Bake at 350 degrees until cheese is melted and crust is browned.

Top with favorite taco toppings.

Source: Southern Plate


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Delectable Dining said...

This looks so good-- and is a great weeknight, quick option! We'll definitely have to try it!

Elyse said...

Oh my gosh! This taco pizza looks so fabulous. Crushed up fritos?! For real. That sounds amazing!

Michelle said...

This looks delicious! My son would love it!

Colleen said...

YUM - what a great ways to combine two great things - tacos and pizza!

teamcadwell said...

just made this...but improvised. Made it into a frito taco instead. used the same inside ingredients as you did but wrapped it inside a tortilla shell instead (and added lettuce, jalapenos and avocado to mine)...it's yummy! Ryan LOVES the frito chili wraps at Sonic...so figured he'd love throwing some fritos in a regular taco. Thanks for the idea!! :)