Wednesday, May 16, 2012

A Yummy Taco Pizza Recipe!

Okay, ladies and gents--I think I've found a great way to use up your leftover taco meat! 

For all of you who are from a small town, you probably remember the Taco Pizza from Pizza Hut.  What is there NOT to love about that pizza?!  When I was in college, I would order a large thin-crust and have it for breakfast throughout the week.  Looking back, it probably wasn't the healthiest way to start the day, but it was totally worth it :-)  By the way, did you know that you can't find the Taco Pizza on their online ordering site???  You have to order your pizza the old-school way, by picking up the phone and calling them!  Gasp!

To this day, I still love their Taco Pizza...but, with having to cut wheat out of my diet, that means I can no longer order it (insert sad face here).  As a result, I've been playing around with various ingredients and I have finally found a recipe that will give Pizza Hut a run for their money!  It's super easy to make and you can use either a regular pizza crust or a gluten-free pizza crust.

So, if you're in the mood for a Taco pizza fresh from your own oven, this is what you need:

Taddy-Long-Leg's Taco Pizza
1 Pizza Crust (I prefer a thin crust)
Refried Beans (I used fat-free with great success)
1/2 lb. taco meat
Canned enchilada sauce (this is the "secret" ingredient--don't skip it!)
Shredded lettuce
Shredded cheddar cheese
Sliced green onions

Spread a thin layer of refried beans over your pizza crust--add taco meat.  Drizzle enchilada sauce over the bean and meat mixture (make sure you shake the can well before opening it).  Top with shredded lettuce, cheddar cheese and sliced green onions.  Bake according to directions on pizza crust packaging.  Then, enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. You forgot the tomatoes. Here in Arizona, Pizza Hut doesn't even know what a taco pizza is. You have to go to Kanas to get one. This pizza is the very best of the best- taste is exceptional! (thin crust is the best)