Taco Pizza

Photo: Kate Sears; Styling: Gerri Williams for James Reps

 

"I always fix our favorite pizza on nights when we need a fast meal--it comes together quickly." --Katie Burns, 38, Bigfork, Mont.

Yield:

Serves: 6

Recipe Time

Prep: 10 Minutes
Cook: 20 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 451
Fat 22 g
Satfat 10 g
Protein 25 g
Carbohydrate 44 g
Fiber 6 g
Cholesterol 64 mg
Sodium 915 mg

Ingredients

8 ounces ground beef
Salt and pepper
3 7-inch prebaked pizza crusts
1 16-oz. can refried beans
1/2 cup salsa, plus extra for serving, optional
8 ounces shredded Mexican four-cheese blend
1 1/2 cups shredded iceberg lettuce
1 large tomato, cored and chopped

Preparation

1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a large baking sheet with foil and a plate with paper towels. In a heavy medium skillet over medium heat, season ground beef with salt and pepper and cook, stirring to break up large chunks, until beef is no longer pink, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Using a slotted spoon, transfer meat to lined plate to drain.

2. Lay pizza crusts on prepared baking sheet. On each crust, using the back of a spoon, evenly spread 1/3 of refried beans, leaving a 1/2-inch border around edges. Divide ground beef, salsa and cheese among crusts, spreading evenly over refried beans.

3. Bake pizzas until cheese is bubbling, about 15 minutes. Just before serving, sprinkle pizzas evenly with lettuce and tomato, slice and serve with extra salsa, if desired.

Note:

Katie Burns, Bigfork, Montana,

November 2013