Friday, October 15, 2010

Mexican Pizza

From: Taste of Home Dec/Jan 2010

8 oz extra-lean ground beef
1/3 cup minced onion
1 tsp minced garlid
1/2 cup diced grape tomatoes
1/4 cup ea grated carrrot and diced green bell pepper
1/2 cup frozen or canned corn
1/4 cup canned black beans, drained and rinsed
1 tbsp minced fresh cilantro
1 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/4 tsp ea salt and freshly ground black pepper
1/2 cup pizza sauce
1 (12-inch) pre-baked, thin-crust pizza shell
1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
2 tbsp minced green onion
sour cream, salsa, and guacamole (optional)

Preheat oven to 425*
Add beef, onion and garlic to large non-stick skillet. Cook and stir over medium-high heat until beef is no longer pink. Add tomatoes, carrots, green pepper, corn and beans. Cook and stir 2 more minutes. Add cilantro, chili powder, cumin, salt and pepper. Cook 1 more minute. Remove from heat.

Spread pizza sauce evenly over crust. Top with half the cheese.

Spoon beef mixture evenly over pizza. Top with remaining cheese, followed by green onion.

Place pizza directly on middle oven rack and bake for 10-12 minutes on until cheese is completely melted and crust is lightly browned.

Top with sour cream, salsa and guacamole before serving.

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