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Southwestern Deep-Dish Pizza

With a rich, hearty beef and bean filling, a slice of this slightly spicy pizza goes a long way. I enjoy experimenting with my cooking and have studied ethnic cuisine all over the world.—Diane Halferty, Tucson, Arizona
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min.
  • Makes
    16 servings


  • 2-1/2 cups biscuit/baking mix
  • 1/2 cup cornmeal
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 can (16 ounces) refried beans
  • Hot pepper sauce to taste
  • 2 cups shredded Monterey Jack or cheddar cheese
  • Salsa and sliced ripe olives, optional


  • In a large bowl, combine biscuit mix and cornmeal. Stir in water until mixture forms a soft dough. Press onto the bottom and up the sides of a lightly greased 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Bake at 425° for 10 minutes or until lightly browned.
  • Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Add the tomato sauce, chili powder and cinnamon. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes. Remove from the heat.
  • Combine refried beans and hot pepper sauce; spread over crust. Top with meat mixture; sprinkle with cheese. Bake at 425° for 10 minutes or until cheese is melted. Let stand 10 minutes before cutting. Serve with salsa and olives if desired.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 225 calories, 10g fat (5g saturated fat), 29mg cholesterol, 484mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 3g fiber), 12g protein.

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