Taco Pizza with Homemade Dough is the best of both worlds! I took my favorite flavors and aspects of tacos then baked them on top of homemade pizza dough. The result? A fun and tasty Taco Tuesday!
If you asked anybody who knows me what my favorite food is they’d most definitely say tacos, pizza, and avocados. Since I discovered how easy making your own pizza dough can be, we eat pizza embarrassingly often. Sometimes you want to switch up the classic (dairy-free) cheese and pepperoni or vegan fresh tomatoes and basil. Enter, taco pizza!
When I decided to make the food mashup to end all mashups, I wasn’t sure how it would turn out so I didn’t take the most flattering photos. Now that I know it’s freaking delicious, I’ll update the photos next time we make it. Please bear with me!
Start with your basic homemade pizza dough. Then spread on warmed up refried beans, sprinkle with dairy-free cheese, and taco meat, if using. We also added tomatoes, olives, and red onion, but use your favorite taco/pizza toppings! Once the pizzas come out of the oven, top with shredded lettuce and drizzle with hot sauce.
Taco Pizza with Homemade Dough
Yields: 2 pizzas
For the dough
3 1/2 to 4 cups bread flour, plus more for rolling
1 teaspoon sugar
1 envelope instant dry yeast
2 teaspoons kosher salt
1 1/2 cups warm water
2 tablespoons olive oil
For the toppings
1 pound ground beef or vegan substitute like tofu or tempeh
1 (15-ounce) can refried beans
1/2 tomato, chopped
1/4 red onion, chopped
1 (4-ounce) can sliced olives
1. To make the dough, in the bowl of a stand mixer, combine water and yeast. Let sit for about 10 minutes. Mix in bread flour, sugar, and kosher salt. As the mixer runs, add in olive oil. Beat until the dough forms into a solid ball. Transfer to a large greased bowl and cover in a warm place. Let double in size for about an hour. Once the dough has doubled in size, turn out onto a lightly floured work surface and divide into two equal pieces. Cover each piece of dough and let rest for 10 minutes.
2. As the dough rests, heat a skillet on the stove. Add ground beef and cook until browned. Mix in the taco seasoning then set aside.
3. Preheat oven to 475F. Place each piece of dough onto a separate prepared baking sheet. Working with your hands, gently spread out dough working from the center out.
4. Top pizza starting with refried beans, then cheese and seasoned ground beef, layered with tomato, red onion, and olives. Bake for 15 minutes. Once cooked, top with shredded lettuce and serve.
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