Taco Pizza

Happy Wednesday Foodies from dreary Northern Virginia. I love this day, but I wish it was cooler. Actually, I wish it was cold! I have Netflix streaming one of my favorite ‘reality’ television shows that I can only watch when Nick isn’t around. The background noise & the dreariness outside makes for a pretty awesome morning. 

Anyway, moving right along…

Facebook has some new changes, have you all noticed that? I like when facebook updates, it makes my obsession with the social networking site a little more intense. However, they missed the mark this time. I am not a huge fan of the inability to see the recent posts at the top like we used to. I enjoyed that option! I mean, I would sign on, see all of those posts worthy enough to be in my top posts newsfeed, but then I switched over to most recent posts and was able to follow the live newsfeed – I like that! However, I do not have that option anymore! Whatever, Facebook! Thanks for raining on my parade!

I guess my theme this week is Pizza. I could not help myself, so I made a ton of it in the last couple of days. In fact, I am already plotting my new pizza flavors for this weekend {if I can talk Nick into having more}. Today, though, I have one of my ALL-TIME favorite pizzas! It is no joke.

Are you ready for it?      Yes?     Okay.     It is…….

TACO PIZZA!! Woop!

I first learned about Taco Pizza when I was younger and having fun at Knoebels Grove! It was a place that I went every summer – in fact, I still try to go once each summer, it is traditional after all. Plus, the pizza there is award winning. If you are ever in the area you need to stop by and pick up a slice of Cesari’s Taco Pizza! It is to – die – for!

I tried to replicate the pizza I know and love and I think I got pretty close. Let’s dig in.

Nutritional Information
Serving Size: 1 slice
Calories: 244
Fat: 21 g
Carbohydrates: 31.8 g
Fiber: .575 g
Protein: 16 g
Points +:  10

Here is what you will need:

  • Pizza Dough – find the recipe here
  • Corn meal
  • ½ pound beef
  • 1  LARGE jar taco sauce
  • 1 packet hot & spicy taco seasoning
  • 2 cups cheese, shredded
  • ½ cup lettuce, shredded
  • ½ tablespoon garlic powder
  • ½ tablespoon cayenne pepper
  • Hot sauce

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees F
  • Brown the beef over medium heat and drain
  • Once the beef is cooked, remove it to a small sauce pan and add the taco sauce, taco seasoning, garlic and cayenne pepper to and heat over medium heat until completely cooked through

  • Roll the dough ball out into a circle or whatever shape you like
  • Lightly grease your pizza wheel and sprinkle some corn meal on it so that it lightly coats the bottom
  • Place your pizza dough circle on the pizza wheel
  • Squeeze some hot sauce on the base of the pizza dough

  • Using a ladle swirl the beefy taco sauce all over the pizza dough so it is completely coated

  • Sprinkle the cheese all over the top so it is completely covering the beefy taco sauce
  • Squeeze a little more hot sauce over the cheese

  • Bake for at least 30 minutes. Check the bottom to make sure the pizza is fully cooked before removing it!
  • Top with shredded lettuce and a side of hot sauce AND ENJOY!!!

This was such an amazing pizza pie. It was not as healthy as I would have wanted it to be, but every so often it is acceptable to eat a heartier pizza with some extra calories!

I hope you all give this a try! I love, LOVE, LOVED this pizza. I could eat it every day!

I hope you enjoy!

Until Next Time,

Happy Taco Pizzain’ 

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