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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..

40 comments:

starbender said...

yum! Now I have the grummbellies!

Years ago when my kids were small, I made my version of Mexican Pizza. It was very good, and very High... about a good 5 or 6 inches, very colorful, and my children would only call it a Mexican Birthday Cake....
Go figure!

Okay buff, now I have to go make lunch, but all I have a taste for is .... you guess'd it....
MEXICAN PIZZA.....

Bina said...

Oh my God Buff. I can't even begin to tell you how good that pizza looks and sounds!!!!

Damn, you are GOOD!

Akelamalu said...

I'm not a big Pizza fan but that sounds good!

Finn said...

I'll be needing the recipe for that pizza dough. I haven't found the perfect one yet.

K said...

I love homemade pizza dough. I actually make it myself on the weekends from time to time.

doggybloggy said...

cool idea....I wonder if experimenting with the crust and getting more cornmeal in it would take this taco pizza all the way to taco land....

buffalodick said...

StarB- A lot of versions on the Internet- none of which I liked..
Bina- The crust had a light neutral flavor and texture- which made toppings come through well!
Ake- I had to call it something- really not pizza flavored at all!
Finn- Here you go:
1. 3/4 cup of warm water in bowl
2. 1 pack of fast rising yeast
3. 2 Tbs of white sugar
4. Mix above to "proof" yeast- 5-7 minutes..
5. Add 2 cups of flour to mix
6. 4 Tbs of olive oil
7. Mix all aboove until you have a pliable dough.
8. Lightly coat bowl w/olive oil, cover, let rise in warm place for 1 hr.
9. Punch down, spread on lightly oiled sheet pan, let rise in warm place for 10 minutes.
10. Do your stuff!
K- It seems the more I do my own, the faster I can do this..
DogB- It crossed my mind... might be worth a try..

buffalodick said...

Finn- I forgot the teaspoon of salt!

Bina said...

Buff, that squirrel story is SO funny! And amazing, too.

buffalodick said...

Bina- I left out the part where I put it on a stick and scared the sh*t out of my wife with it...

G-Man said...

It's fun
It's easy
It's delicious
It's COOKING!!!!!

Edible artistic creations, made with love. That about sums it up don't it?

buffalodick said...

G-man- My priorities in cooking:
1. It tastes good.
2. You get as much as you want.
3. It looks good.
A lot of my joy in life is doing something for people they appreciate...I say what you say, but how I say it is like this: "Good cooking starts with
caring"...

Heff said...

Mexican pizza, it's what's for dinner.

JihadGene said...

A sight to behold! Beautiful! Bring on the jalapenos and a Corona with lime and a dash of salt!

Hit 40 said...

For heavens sack! I'll clean if you just keep cooking.

Note back to your comment today: I never thought about losing the contacts on a cell phone!!! This would really stink.

Angela in Europe said...

I am so gonna try this. I think I can scratch up all the ingredients here. Yum, I can't wait.

buffalodick said...

Heff- I just made mayo from scratch for the first time- it ain't Hellmans!
JGene- I actually have a ground Jalapeno salsa that was in the sauce!
Hit 40- It would take me forever to get those numbers replaced- phones are cheap!
Angela- Add and subtract ingredients to your tastes!

duodishes.com said...

Just making it to your site for the first time. Love this kind of pizza, so it's sweet to find this upon first look! Sounds good.

buffalodick said...

D.D- Welcome to the blog! I'm no chef- just a hobby cook!

Chris said...

Got any leftovers? That looks like the makings for a great breakfast!

Jen said...

Looks incredibly tasty! Wish I didn't need to lose these 10lbs... : (

Belle said...

Looks delicious Buff. How long did you leave the dough to rise for?

Kate said...

I love, love, love mexican pizza. Sans olives of course. Mexican Lasagna comes in a close second.

TavoLini said...

Everything is better on pizza!! I think I have thrown every leftover possible on a pizza crust ;) Good topping choices!

Florida Girl In Sydney said...

What the hell-- that looks so good-- and I don't got none. Oh man.

buffalodick said...

Chris- Cold pizza has to be something every American eats, but doesn't admit!
Jen- I'm guessing you look just fine!
Belle- 1 hr. 1st time, spread dough in pan, let rise another 10-15 min....
Kate- I took third in a city wide cook off once with my Mex Lasagna- I'll have to post it sometime..
Tavolini- Good crust and sauce is 90% of a good pizza!
FlaGirl- Something different- but not too weird!

Just telling it like it is said...

What I don't understand is how you always have everything to make something great...My fridge is baren

CDB said...

I took my son to make-you-own-pizza day at a local pizzaria, and we had tacos last night.. if you combine the two.. !

buffalodick said...

DarnGirl- I stock more than some, but less than I used to!
CDB- You got it! Shape was pizza, flavors were all taco...

KB said...

Yumbles. Will you be sending us all a piece? Oh wait, don't like cold pizza. Never mind.

buffalodick said...

KB- Welcome to the blog! You could always reheat it, but from my place to yours I'd worry more about mold! You're a half a world away!

snowelf said...

Hey UncleBuf!! :)

I love how G-man makes cooking out to be so easy. ;)

*sigh* I need to marry someone who can make us pizza from scratch...

--snow

buffalodick said...

Don't marry anyone for that- Uncle Galen or Uncle Buff will help anytime with food.... Get some sleep, kid...

Donna-FFW said...

Love this idea.. and thanks for providing the crust recipe.. doesnt sound too difficult, this would be a meal my kids would enjoy..

buffalodick said...

Donna- It's a no fail crust- light and neutral... Hope all is well- Email me if you wish to talk...The Buff

pinknest said...

Yes! I love Mexican pizza. And I'm glad you used the black olives!

MarmiteToasty said...

Dam that looks soooooooo good.....

x

buffalodick said...

Pink- It dressed it up, and made the flavor better too!
Marmy- No pork!

Chef E said...

I used to make an appetizer with masa harina, and called them masa boats, so I am wondering if that would work, but anything with those ingredients sound like you had a great meal! hmmmmm, tacos have not been in this house in a few months....

buffalodick said...

Chef- I don't see why not... I tend to prefer flour when it is to be tender or soft, and corn flour when sturdy and crisp..