Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Something I've Talked About, And Finally Did- Mexican Pizza..
I had that left over chunk of Southwestern flavored pot roast, and was planning on soft shell shredded beef tacos, but when I checked the fridge- we didn't have any soft shells.. Hard shell didn't seem a good fit, so I finally made my version of a Mexican pizza.
I made my normal from "scratch" pizza crust (which is lighter than most I've had!)with my 6 quart Kitchen-Aid mixer, using the dough hook.. While the dough rose, I chopped up the beef, some onion, shredded cheese, made a sauce from taco sauce, tomato juice, and spices, and chopped some fresh lettuce. Sliced black olives went on it also...
After dough had risen once, I spread it out on a cookie sheet, and let it rise a bit more... The sauce had simmered/thickened to a good consistency, and was spread on dough.. Next a layer of cheese, then onions, then olives... Baked at 450F for 15 minutes and served. The pizza was then topped per piece by the uncooked lettuce, extra shredded cheese and taco sauce(if wanted). Pretty darn tasty, if I do say so myself!
We got the Tex-Mex flavor we had been craving, in a pretty neat and easy meal..