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Southwestern Pizza

 Southwestern Pizza
I dreamed up this pizza for a New Year's Eve party at church. My craving for corn bread and black bean and corn salsa was the inspiration.—Caroline Grooms, Dickinson, North Dakota
12-15 ServingsPrep: 40 min. Bake: 5 min.

Ingredients

  • 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup cornmeal
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 3/4 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • TOPPING:
  • 1-1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 2 envelopes taco seasoning, divided
  • 2 cups (16 ounces) sour cream
  • 1-3/4 cups (10 ounces each) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1-3/4 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1 can (15-1/4 ounces) whole kernel corn, drained
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup salsa

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder,

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Southwestern Pizza (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • cayenne, chili powder and salt. Combine the milk, oil and egg; stir
  • into dry ingredients just until moistened. Stir in the cheeses.
  • Spread into a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Bake at
  • 400° for 10-12 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  • In a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink;
  • drain. Stir in water and one envelope of taco seasoning. Bring to a
  • boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes. Set aside.
  • In a small bowl, combine the sour cream and remaining taco seasoning;
  • mix well. Spread over crust. Sprinkle with the beef mixture and half
  • of the cheeses.
  • Combine the corn, beans and salsa; spoon over cheese. Sprinkle with
  • remaining cheese. Broil 5-10 minutes or until cheese is melted.
  • Yield: 12-15 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 slice) equals 460 calories, 25 g fat (14 g saturated fat), 97 mg cholesterol, 1,041 mg sodium, 31 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 22 g protein.
Wine: Sweet Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a sweet red wine.