OMG this girl with her incessant pizzas.
What can I say, I have the palate of a college freshman. I make zero apologies for this.
I also have three kids, and they live on pizza.
The problem is, of the three pizza places we have in town, only one lets you order online.
The other two I have to order over the phone… with my mouth… which my anxiety hates.
So I’m stuck ordering from the web-friendly place, and it’s super expensive and not even the better pizza in town.
I’m overpaying for meh pizza, you guys.
See, it all makes sense now, doesn’t it.
Making my own pizza means the only person I have to talk to is the alexa in my kitchen.
“Alexa, play 90’s alternative.”
I’ve already shared with you two of my all-time pizza faves: Buffalo Chicken Pizza and Sweet Potato and Caramelized Onion Pizza.
Now, I will share with you another, my favorite spicy (if you want) taco inspired pizza.
It’s got everything.
Ground beef, premade crust, refried beans, tomato, shredded lettuce, tons of cheese, sour cream, jalapenos, tortilla chips, and taco sauce.
I like it crazy spicy with some Mule sauce. Andy prefers milder sauces.
Don’t like spice? Omit the jalapenos and hot sauces.
This pizza is so crazy easy to throw together. Roll out the crust, and commence pre-baking it according to the instructions.
Pre-baking this crust is so incredibly key, because it won’t properly cook once you pile on the toppings.
While that’s in the oven, prep all the other stuff.
Slice up the lettuce, small enough that you can pile it on a slice of pizza and eat it easily.
It’s a pizza topping, not a stupid salad.
Consider that a great big ditto for the tomato and the jalapeno.
The jalapeno is going to actually cook on the pizza, so slice it thin enough to do that quickly.
Once the crust is done baking, it’s time to begin putting the pizza together.
Spread the refried beans across the pizza, just as you would if you were using red sauce.
Beans can be hard to spread right out of the can, so toss them in a bowl and heat them up in the microwave for a minute or two first.
Then add your taco meat.
Listen, every family has their own traditions when it comes to making taco meat.
I come from a sweet and spicy taco meat fam, and you can find my meat instructions in my Taco Casserole recipe.
Cheese and jalapenos, please!
And then shove that shit right back on into that oven for 10 or so minutes, until it’s all melty and perfect.
I usually make two of these at a time, because I could easily eat a whole ass half of this pizza, myself.
Here’s another tip, slice this pizza up before you pile on any of the other toppings.
It’s going to make serving it so much easier.
See, easy peesy into my mouthy mouth.
When you serve it, crunch up some tortilla chips, dab on some sour cream, and drizzle on your go-to taco sauce.
Spice up your pizza night with this easy and delicious taco-inspired pizza!
- 1lbs Ground Beef, cooked and seasoned
- Pre-made Pizza Crust
- 16 oz Refried Beans
- 3 cups Shredded Cheddar Cheese
- Lettuce, shredded
- Tomato, diced
- Jalapeno, sliced (optional)
- Tortilla Chips, crushed
- Sour Cream, as topping
- Taco Sauce, as topping
- Pre-heat oven to 425 degrees.
- Cook, drain and season taco meat to taste.
- Unroll pre-made crust onto greased cookie sheet, and cook to instructions.
- Spread refried beans on pre-baked pizza crust.
- Layer taco meat on top of beans.
- Spread shredded cheese across beef, and then top with sliced jalapeno.
- Bake at 425 degrees for 10 minutes.
- Remove, slice, and then top with shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, and crushed tortilla chips.
- Serve with sour cream and taco sauce.