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Taco Pizza

Summer calls for a delicious change of pace from ordinary pizza. This colorful version puts fresh vegetables, cheese and a savory meat sauce on top of a crispy cornmeal crust. You will have a hard time eating just one slice! -Gladys Shaffer, Elma, Washington
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    4-6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/4 cups cornmeal
  • 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 2/3 cup whole milk
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 pound bulk pork sausage
  • 1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 envelope taco seasoning
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 2 cups chopped lettuce
  • 1 cup diced fresh tomato
  • 1/2 cup sliced ripe olives
  • 1/2 cup sliced green onions

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the cornmeal, flour, baking powder and salt. Add milk and butter; mix well. Press onto the bottom and sides of a 12-to 14-in. pizza pan. Bake at 400° for 10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool.
  • In a large skillet, cook beef and sausage over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Stir in the tomato paste, canned tomatoes, taco seasoning and water; bring to a boil. Simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes. Spread over crust.
  • Combine cheeses; sprinkle 2 cups over the meat layer. Bake at 400° for 15 minutes or until cheese melts. Top with lettuce, fresh tomato, olives, onions and remaining cheese.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 694 calories, 37g fat (21g saturated fat), 110mg cholesterol, 2038mg sodium, 62g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 7g fiber), 28g protein.

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  • maprrigcm
    May 5, 2013

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  • kaydro
    Feb 1, 2013

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  • BakinGymnast
    May 20, 2012

    Very good! I liked the cornbread-like crust. It didn't take long to make and was very good. I didn't use as much cheese as it called for, because it seemed like too much. Cut back on the cheese and it's awesome!

  • scrapo
    Dec 15, 2010

    Yummy! Very Filling though and makes a very large pizza, so unless you have a large family expect leftovers.

  • Sherri Duran
    Mar 28, 2010

    I like the cornmeal crust. All the fresh vegetables make it very tasty. I do use only ground beef as I do not always have sausage. I also like making my Pizza Mexican for a change of pace.