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Homemade Taco Pizza Recipe (with a pizza dough recipe too)

On mornings like today I miss being home full time. I'm in the mood to post photos and recipes that are waiting patiently (oh so patiently) in my files of things I've made, baked, cooked or want to review, but never seem to have enough free time to get them uploaded, typed and posted.

Today I'm going to share a craving I had a couple weeks ago; Taco Pizza. Quick and easy to make (literally almost throwing it together) and you have a delicious dish that is a meal in itself if you wish it to be. No other side dishes needed.


TACO PIZZA

1 pizza crust - partially pre-baked (I make my own homemade pizza crust but feel free to use Boboli or similar that you buy at the grocery store)
Lettuce
Red onion sliced and pulled apart into rings
Shredded cheddar cheese or a cheddar cheese mixture
1 Can refried beans (any style, regular or fat free)
1/4 lb. ground Italian sausage, browned (can use ground beef flavored with a bit of taco seasoning)
Tomatoes - sliced or diced
Black olives (optional of course)
2 handfuls Doritos or tortilla chips, slightly crushed
Taco Sauce/salsa
Sour Cream


Pre-bake your homemade crust (or even use frozen, thawed bread dough pressed into a pizza pan and let set about 10-15 minutes before baking) for 15-20 minutes until it starts to turn golden brown, or use a store bought Boboli or similar crust. I usually bake my pizza crusts around 400 degrees. Spread refried beans over the crust, covering all. Sprinkle the sausage or taco meat on top. Place in the oven and turn the oven off while you prepare the rest of the ingredients. Remove the pizza from the oven and slice it with a pizza cutter before you add the 'cold' toppings (to make serving easier).

Add chopped lettuce followed by the optional onions, black olives, chopped tomatoes, cheese and more. Finally top with crushed Dorito's. Sprinkle with taco sauce or salsa and serve additional taco sauce along with sour cream along side the pizza.



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