Taking two different cuisines and teaming them together is what makes this Mexican Taco Pizza recipe a masterpiece — and a must-have on pizza nights. It’s all the things you love about a Tex-Mex style taco paired with the same love you all have for things pizza!
Since I moved to Texas, my love for Mexican food has grown a lot! I also love Italian cuisine, so it would only be a matter of time before figuring out how to combine the two.
It all starts with an enchilada bean sauce that takes the place of the traditional pizza sauce, then it all goes uphill from there. Layers of cheese, pico de Gallo (a fresh blend of chopped onion, tomato, peppers, salt, and cilantro), black olives, and jalapeno peppers serve as the toppings for one of your new favorite ways to enjoy pizza.
Making a Mexican-style Taco Pizza:
- Pizza isn’t pizza without fresh pizza dough, so get your roller prepared to shape your dough into whatever shape you prefer. For this pizza, I went with a rectangular shape. It fits nicely on a large baking sheet . If you don’t have fresh dough, a pre-made pizza crust will do just fine.
- The seasonings will give your ground beef a “Tex-Mex” flavor making it the foundation for this tasty pizza. Cook your ground beef thoroughly until brown throughout.
- This first layer of any pizza is the sauce, and instead of using a traditional tomato sauce, I decided to create an enchilada and black bean pizza sauce. It’s a quick preparation blending enchilada sauce and refried black beans, and it’s excellent. If you don’t have refried black beans, You can even start with whole cooked black beans and smash them into a creamy consistency.
- Next, layer on the cooked ground beef, cheeses (and we are talking lots of cheese; using three different types of cheese seriously upgrades this pizza), and distribute a few slices of pickled jalapeno peppers over the top of the pizza.
- The pico de gallo and black olives add a nice touch along with the fresh cilantro.
- And finally, you can never have enough cheese, so sprinkle on a little more before placing the pizza in the oven to bake.
When I tell you this pizza taste exactly like a taco, I am not stretching the truth. You can also make it your own but adding any other taco pizza toppings you like. Like a little shredded lettuce? Add that on top before serving. How about a dollop of sour cream, guacamole, or salsa? Go for it!
When you want a change-up from your typical pizza options, give this Mexican Pizza recipe a spot on your menu, and you will thoroughly enjoy it. And it’s ready in 30 minutes or less. 🙂
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