Taco Pizzas

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This recipe makes 2 (12-inch) pizzas. If your family won't eat both pizzas on the same night, save half the ingredients for the second pizza at another meal.

Yield:

Makes 6 servings

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 20 Minutes
Cook: 10 Minutes
Bake: 10 Minutes
Stand: 5 Minutes

Ingredients

1 pound ground pork*
1 (1.25-oz.) package 40%-less-sodium taco seasoning mix
2/3 cup water
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1 (11-oz.) can Mexican-style corn, rinsed and drained
1 (10-oz.) can mild diced tomatoes and green chiles
1 1/2 cups (6 oz.) shredded Colby-Monterey Jack cheese blend
1 (24-oz.) package prebaked pizza crust
1 (16-oz.) can fat-free refried beans
Toppings: sliced green onions, shredded lettuce, sour cream

Preparation

1. Cook pork in a large skillet over medium-high heat 5 minutes, stirring until meat crumbles and is no longer pink; drain well on paper towels. Wipe out skillet with a paper towel. Return pork to skillet; stir in taco seasoning mix and 2/3 cup water; cook according to package directions on seasoning mix. Remove mixture from heat, and stir in chopped cilantro and next 3 ingredients.

2. Place pizza crusts on baking sheets. Spread half of beans evenly over each crust, leaving a 1/4-inch border around edges. Top beans evenly with pork mixture.

3. Bake, 1 pizza at a time, at 400° for 8 to 10 minutes or until thoroughly heated and cheese melts. Remove from oven, and let stand 5 minutes. Serve with desired toppings.

*1 lb. ground chuck may be substituted for ground pork.

Note: For testing purposes only, we used Old El Paso 40% Less Sodium Taco Seasoning Mix and Mama Mary's Gourmet Pizza Crusts.

Tina Killen, Clarksville, Tennessee,

Southern Living

July 2006
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