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Taco Pizza

(originally made 8/2011)

We love pizza.   We love tacos.   When I saw this recipe on the Closet Cooking Blog, I knew it would go over great here.     I used the Soft Garlic Breadstick Dough recipe.   I love it because it's made in the bread machine, and I've never had it not turn out.     Since we all like our pizza different ways, I split the dough into 3 balls and we all made our own.    Mine- with jarred salsa, and topped with lettuce, tomato and sour cream after baking.     Tim's with about 6 Taco Bell mild sauce packets, and no veggies.   Jake doesn't like sauce in any form, so he just had the meat and cheese.      :)

This would also make great stromboli or calzone, and I'm betting would freeze great.

 Taco Pizza

  Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
--------  ------------  --------------------------------
     1/2         pound  ground beef
  1         tablespoon  taco seasoning or 1/2 store bought packet
     1/4           cup  water
  1                     pizza dough -- (used Soft garlic Breadstick recipe)
  1                cup  Jalapeno Salsa Ranchera -- (used jarred salsa)
  1                cup  cheddar cheese -- grated
  1                cup  monterey jack cheese -- grated
  2               cups  lettuce -- shredded
  1              large  ripe tomato -- diced
  1            handful  cilantro -- (omitted)
                        sour cream to taste

    Brown the meat in a pan and drain the grease.
    Add the taco seasoning and water and simmer until the liquid has evaporated.
    Spread the pizza dough out on the baking sheet and top with the salsa ranchera, seasoned ground beef and cheese.
    Bake in a preheated 500F oven until the cheese is bubbling and the edges are golden brown, about 5-10 minutes.
    Let cool a bit and top with the lettuce, tomato, cilantro and sour cream.



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