Taco pizza

By Spencer Watts and Robert Jewell
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SERVES
4
TOTAL TIME

Ingredients

Taco seasoning:

  • 1 tablespoon (15 milliliters) chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2.5 milliliters) garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2.5 milliliters) onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2.5 milliliters) crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 tablespoon (7.5 milliliters) ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon (5 milliliters) cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon (5 milliliters) ginger powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon (7.5 milliliters) salt

Taco pizza:

  • 450 grams lean ground beef
  • 2 tablespoons (30 milliliters) canola oil
  • 1 large pizza dough, store-bought and thawed
  • 1 cup (240 milliliters) cheddar and mozzarella, grated
  • 1 cup (240 milliliters) lettuce, shredded
  • 1 large tomato, chopped
  • 1/3 cup (80 milliliters) tomato sauce or pizza sauce, store-bought
  • 1/4 cup (60 milliliters) sour cream
  • 1 jalapeno, seeded and chopped
  • Hard taco shells, crushed into small pieces
  • Taco seasoning

Directions

  1. In a mixing bowl, combine all ingredients and stir. Set aside for Taco Pizza.
  2. Preheat oven to 400F (205C).
  3. In a frying pan, heat oil over medium-high heat.
  4. Add ground beef and cook for three to four minutes, or until the meat starts to brown.
  5. Add two to three tablespoons (30-45 milliliters) of taco seasoning and stir.
  6. Cook for another four to five minutes or until meat is cooked through.
  7. Remove from heat and set aside for pizza.
  8. Roll out pizza dough and form a crust using your fingertips.
  9. Place pizza dough on a lightly floured baking tray.
  10. Top dough with tomato sauce, and spread all over without covering the crust.
  11. Add cooked ground beef over the sauce, then top with the cheese.
  12. Add jalapeños over the cheese, and place pizza in the oven.
  13. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until crust is golden and cheese is melted.
  14. Remove pizza from oven.
  15. Garnish pizza with lettuce, tomatoes and crushed taco shells.
  16. Drizzle sour cream over the garnish and serve pizza hot.

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