Sunday, April 12, 2015


My Taco Pizza Recipe: By Terry W. Manning
This recipe is for one one pizza, so do the math if you are going to fix more than one.

2 - Packages of Martha White Deep Dish Pizza Dough Mix.
1 - tsp of olive oil.
2 - packages of Taco Bell taco mix.
1 - 8 ounce bottle of Taco Bell taco sauce.
1 - lb of ground chuck.
1/2 head of lettuce.
2 - small tomatoes
8 - ounce package of shredded mozzarella
8 - slices of mozzarella cheese.
(1 - small can of Taco Bell refried beans - optional)
Softened butter.

Pre-heat oven to recommendation on back of pizza dough.
In a small bowl, pour in the dough mix and a cup of hot water and teaspoon of olive oil. Stir until dough is a sticky ball. Cover and set aside.

Dice up the tomatoes, place them aside.
Shred up the lettuce, set it aside.

Brown the ground chuck and drain it extremely well! Place the ground chuck back in a deep skillet. Add the two packages of taco mix, the bottle of taco sauce and then fill to 3/4 full the taco sauce bottle with hot water, shake it and then pour it in the beef/sauce mixture. Stir the mixture over medium heat (do not let it stick) The longer you cook it the thicker the sauce (The way I like it). Now here is where you make a decision: to add the refried beans or not. For me I say - yes. Robbin says - NO! Oh well.
Thoroughly grease the pan with butter (don't be skimpy!)

Now, grease your clean hands with butter. Goop it on folks, it just make it better! Take the dough ball and work the butter into it. Once you have it thoroughly oozing with butter, spread the dough to cover the pan, working the dough to make a high ridge along the edge.
Put down four slices of sliced mozzarella, then cover the pizza with the sauce. Put down the other four slices of cheese. Place the pizza into the oven. Cook 10 to 12 minutes (Dough should be a light brown. Remove the pizza from the oven, spread the lettuce over the pizza, then the tomatoes and then cover with the shredded cheese. Place back in the oven for 5 to 7 more minutes (Just enough to finish browning the dough and melting the cheese, but not enough time to wilt the lettuce.

Take pizza out of oven and allow to rest for 5 minutes. Slice and enjoy!!
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