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Mexican Pizza Recipe

Mexican Pizza Recipe

"My husband and I created the recipe for this hearty snack," relates Braham, Minnesota field editor Sandra McKenzie. "Our whole family enjoys it."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min. + cooling YIELD:12-16 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 tubes (8 ounces each) refrigerated crescent rolls
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 envelope taco seasoning
  • 1 can (2-1/4 ounces) sliced ripe olives, drained
  • 1 medium tomato, chopped
  • 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 3/4 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup shredded lettuce

Directions

  • 1. Unroll crescent roll dough and place in an ungreased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Flatten dough to fit the pan, sealing seams and perforations. Bake at 375° for 8-10 minutes or until light golden brown; cool on a wire rack.
  • 2. In a small bowl, combine cream cheese and sour cream until blended; spread over crust. Chill 30 minutes.
  • 3. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Stir in taco seasoning. Add water according to package directions and simmer for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Spread over cream cheese layer. Top with olives, tomato, cheeses and lettuce. Cut into serving-size pieces. Serve immediately or refrigerate. Yield: 12-16 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 226 calories, 16 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 48 mg cholesterol, 473 mg sodium, 9 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 10 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Sweet Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet red wine.