Tacos are always a crowd-pleaser, but why not mix things up a bit? Sandi Richard shows us how to turn your tacos into an easy pizza (or try a taco salad if you’re looking for a healthier option!).
- 1/2 lb or 225 g ground beef, extra-lean
- 1 tsp. chili powder
- 1 tsp. onion flakes
- 1/2 tsp. cumin powder
- 1/8 tsp. turmeric
- 1/4 cup ketchup
- 1/4 cup chunky salsa
- 1/4 cup water
- 1 tsp. olive oil, extra-virgin
- 12” thin crust pizza base (1/2 lb or 225 g)
- 2 green onions
- 2 Roma tomatoes
- 1 cup mozzarella cheese, part-skim, shredded
- 1 head green leaf lettuce
- 1 small cantaloupe
- 1/8 of a red onion
- 1/2 cup croutons
- 1/3 cup salad dressing, fat-free I like vidalia onion
- Sour cream
- Hot chili flakes
Preheat oven to 350º F. Brown ground beef in large non-stick fry pan at medium high. Add spices while meat is browning, stirring occasionally. When meat is no longer pink, add ketchup, salsa and water. Reduce heat to simmer. Meat mixture will thicken within 10 minutes.
Meanwhile, wash and finely chop green onion and tomatoes. Set these aside for toppings.
Brush a thin layer of olive oil all over the crust. Spread meat mixture over crust. Layer with your favourite toppings. Top with shredded mozzarella cheese. Bake in pre-heated oven for 10 minutes or until crust is browned.
Rinse lettuce. Separate onto individual serving plates. Scrub outside of cantaloupe or mango, then cut into bite-size pieces. Sliver red onion thinly and layer on top. Sprinkle with croutons and drizzle with salad dressing.
When timer rings for pizza, you may like to broil the cheese a little more. Don’t do this unless you are babysitting it though, as there is nothing worse than charred pizza!
Serve pizza with sides of salsa, sour cream and chili flakes…yum yum yum!
Courtesy Sandi Richard
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