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Easy Taco Pizza

Easy Taco Pizza, two favorites combine to make a delicious, easy meal that’s ready in 30 minutes or less!

Easy Taco Pizza, two favorites combine to make a delicious, easy meal that's ready in 30 minutes or less! - http://ThisSillyGirlsLife.com

We love pizza, as most people do! I make it normally about once a week using those pizza crusts you can find in the refrigerated section at the grocery store. My parents gave me this tip about how good they were about 2 years ago and I haven’t looked back since! My favorite is the Pillsbury thin crust version (not sponsored I just really love them!).

Easy Taco Pizza, two favorites combine to make a delicious, easy meal that's ready in 30 minutes or less! - http://ThisSillyGirlsLife.com

I love being able to come up with my own “specialty” pizzas! I made this ah-mazing taco version and will be going back to it again and again! My inspiration for easy taco pizza came from those Mexican pizzas they used to serve at school. Or they still do? They were everyone’s favorite! And, I might add my version is WAY better, LOL!

Easy Taco Pizza
 
 
Ingredients
Taco Meat:
  • 1 pound ground beef (I prefer ground chuck)
  • 1 packet taco seasoning
  • 15 oz can pinto beans (preferably no salt added)
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • ⅔ Cup water
Taco pizza sauce:
  • 15 oz can tomato sauce
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
Pizza assembly:
  • 1 can thin crust pizza dough
  • 3 Cups shredded cheddar & monterey jack cheese blend
  • toppings: diced tomatoes, shredded lettuce, chopped cilantro, sliced scallions, sour cream, taco sauce, etc.
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Brown ground beef over medium heat in skillet. Drain fat, add in the pinto beans and seasonings for the taco meat. Mix and let the seasonings coat the meat and cook until fragrant about 30 seconds. Add in the water, allow mixture to simmer over medium low heat.
  2. While browning the meat, get the taco pizza sauce ready by placing all ingredients in a small sauce pan, mix, cover and let simmer until ready to assemble pizza, stirring occasionally.
  3. While the taco meat and sauce is simmering, per the direction on the back of the pizza crust, pre bake the dough. After the first baking, layer as much sauce as you like on the pizza crust. Add about ⅔ of the meat mixture on top (try not to get too much of the meat's sauce or the crust might come out soggy.) Layer on the cheese evenly, back for an additional 10 minutes or per the directions on the back of the pizza crust can, until the cheese is bubbly and the crust is golden brown.
  4. Top with your favorite pizza garnishes, cut, serve and enjoy!

Step by Step Directions

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Brown ground beef over medium heat in skillet. Drain fat, add in the pinto beans and seasonings for the taco meat. Mix and let the seasonings coat the meat and cook until fragrant about 30 seconds.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Brown ground beef over medium heat in skillet. Drain fat, add in the pinto beans and seasonings for the taco meat. Mix and let the seasonings coat the meat and cook until fragrant about 30 seconds.

 Add in the water, allow mixture to simmer over medium low heat. While browning the meat, get the taco pizza sauce ready by placing all ingredients in a small sauce pan, mix, cover and let simmer until ready to assemble pizza, stirring occasionally. While the taco meat and sauce is simmering, per the direction on the back of the pizza crust, pre bake the dough.

Add in the water, allow mixture to simmer over medium low heat.
While browning the meat, get the taco pizza sauce ready by placing all ingredients in a small sauce pan, mix, cover and let simmer until ready to assemble pizza, stirring occasionally.
While the taco meat and sauce is simmering, per the direction on the back of the pizza crust, pre bake the dough.

After the first baking, layer as much sauce as you like on the pizza crust. Add about 2/3 of the meat mixture on top (try not to get too much of the meat's sauce or the crust might come out soggy.)

After the first baking, layer as much sauce as you like on the pizza crust. Add about 2/3 of the meat mixture on top (try not to get too much of the meat’s sauce or the crust might come out soggy.)

Layer on the cheese evenly,

Layer on the cheese evenly,

bake for an additional 10 minutes or per the directions on the back of the pizza crust can, until the cheese is bubbly and the crust is golden brown.

bake for an additional 10 minutes or per the directions on the back of the pizza crust can, until the cheese is bubbly and the crust is golden brown.

Easy Taco Pizza, two favorites combine to make a delicious, easy meal that's ready in 30 minutes or less! - http://ThisSillyGirlsLife.com

Top with your favorite pizza garnishes, cut, serve and enjoy!

Ugh, YUM! You will have some taco pizza sauce and meat mixture left over. I make a taco salad for my lunch the next day with the meat and the sauce you can freeze and use next time, easy!

Easy Taco Pizza, two favorites combine to make a delicious, easy meal that's ready in 30 minutes or less! - http://ThisSillyGirlsLife.com

I hope you enjoyed today’s recipe! What’s your favorite pizza toppings?!

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12 Wonderful Comments

  1. avatar
    October 5, 2014

    oh I love taco pizza and this sounds like a perfect recipe!! nom nom nom! Thanks for sharing with us 🙂

  2. avatar
    October 6, 2014

    Wow! It IS the best of two good worlds! Who doesn’t love tacos and pizza! I will have to give this recipe a go! Thanks for sharing! Stopping in from the link up today 🙂

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    CD Loken says:
    October 7, 2014

    Hubby and I try to have pizza night at least twice a month. I am definitely Pinning your taco pizza!!! Thank you so much for sharing your recipe on The Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop!

  4. avatar
    October 7, 2014

    Must. Try. This. Oooh, this looks so good! I love Mexican food and now you’ve combined it with pizza…Mmmm! Pinning this!

  5. avatar
    October 8, 2014

    Yum, Dana! This combines two of my kids’ favorite meals, so I know it would be a hit in our house! Pinned. 🙂

  6. avatar
    October 8, 2014

    I have to try this. Love the recipe. Who does not love pizza and tacos?

  7. avatar
    October 8, 2014

    It’s dinner time and this would make me SO happy! Thanks so much for the recipe. Pinning!

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    Karly says:
    October 11, 2014

    My kids would love this! Thanks for linking up with What’s Cookin’ Wedesday!

  9. avatar
    Liz says:
    March 12, 2015

    Thanks for the recipe – I normally don’t use beans as a pizza topping, so it will be good to try something new!

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