Wow What a Spicy Mexican Pizza

On a chilly Tuesday night not long ago, my guys came home from a long day at work. It had been a rough one, I could tell. So I let them know margarita glasses were chilling.

It was Tuesday, after all. And most of the time Tuesdays spell Mexican food. While not all Mexican dishes are made for margaritas, most are. There is something about the saltiness of the margarita and the heat of peppers that go so well together. Much to my surprise, my guys said they didn’t think a Mexican Pizza went with a margarita, opting instead for a soda. That is right up until I pulled the pizza from the oven. One look and there was no doubt this deep dish Taco was made for margaritas. Here’s to a whole new spin on Taco Tuesday!

Spicy Mexican Pizza
1/2 lb Ground Beef
1/2 lb Chorizo
4 tablespoons Taco Seasoning
2 tubes Crescent Dough
1 can Spicy Refried Beans
1 tablespoon Lard
8 tablespoons Taco Sauce
3/4 cup Mexican Cheese Blend
2 Green Onions
1 firm Roma Tomato
8 tablespoons Sour Cream
1/4 cup Diced Nacho Jalapeno Peppers

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Dust the bottom of a 12-inch cast iron skillet with corn meal. Set aside.

Crumble ground beef and chorizo together in a large skillet. Brown, breaking into small pieces as it cook. Drain well, return to skillet. Season with taco seasoning. Let simmer.

While the meat mixture is cooking, prepare the deep-dish skillet. Open 1 tube of dough, roll into a ball, then roll out to cover the bottom of the skillet. Open remaining tube, cut into strips. Use strips to build up sides for a deep dish. Pinch closed at the seams.

Warm refried beans with a little lard for a spreadable consistency. Spread refried beans over the raw crust. Spread taco sauce over beans, meat over the sauce. Top pizza with the cheese. Fold excess crust under for a thick “pizza” crust finish.

Place pizza in the oven to bake for 25 minutes or until nicely browned.

While the pizza bakes, slice green onions, set aside. Dice tomatoes an set aside. Chop jalapenos, set aside.

Remove pizza from oven. Let rest for 5 minutes. Dollop finished pizza with sour cream. Garnish with fresh tomatoes, green onions and diced jalapenos. Slice and enjoy.

This Spicy Mexican Pizza is sure to be a hit. Watch ’em gobble it up!

Author: Rosemarie's Kitchen

I'm a wife, mother, grandmother and avid home cook.I believe in eating healthy whenever possible, while still managing to indulge in life's pleasures.

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