Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins
I miss living where Pizza Hut has a taco pizza. I had a craving and went looking for a recipe. I didn't find one so I whipped this up. It's close to PH but they don't use taco seasoning in their beef.
- Prepare your favorite pizza dough and roll it out onto a 14 inch pizza pan. (I use a thick and chewy type dough so your cooking time may vary if you choose a thin crust or a pan crust).
- Brown 1 lb of ground beef with one package of taco seasoning mix. (I don't add the water the mix calls for.) Drain ground beef and set aside to cool.
- Warm up the refried beans in the same pan you used to cook the ground beef just enough to make the beans spreadable.
- Spread the beans on the pizza dough evenly. Top with the ground beef. Sprinkle about 1/3 of the cheese over beef and beans.
- Bake at 400 degrees for about 15 minutes or until dough is golden and the toppings are hot.
- Immediately cut the pizza into slices, leaving the slices in the pan.
- Spread the lettuce over the top, sprinkle with tomatoes, onions, and the rest of the cheese. (I used about 3/4 of a head of lettuce, 3/4 of a tomato, and an entire small onion -- but you could use 1/3 that and still have a hearty pizza.).
- Serve with taco sauce & sour cream if you like.
This was easy & very adaptable to any family's preferences. I used Easy Peezy Pizza Dough (Bread Machine Pizza Dough) for the dough and used ground turkey instead of the beef. I added 1 diced (seeded) jalapeno and 1/3 of a green pepper, sliced black olives, and the onions to the pizza before baking. I only used about 1/3 of the head of lettuce. We enjoyed our pizza night. Thanks Twig!
This is close to the PH recipe but there are a few differences. The sauce used is thinner than regular refried beans. Not sure if it is simply dilluted with water or some sort of broth, but it is definitely a TON thinner than refried beans. The browned & drained ground beef (best cooled prior to assembling pizza) and cheddar cheese are mixed TOGETHER then placed on top of the bean sauce (not cheese on top of beef). Once removed from the oven the pizza is sliced and the basic toppings then added are lettuce, diced onions (I believe they use red onions now, pretty sure it used to be white onions though), diced tomatoes, and then crumbled up nacho chips (either white or yellow corn would work). They include taco sauce packets with the pizza and if it isn't just taco bell sauce I'm guessing it is pretty close. A thin or hand-tossed crust would require just a cookie sheet on a baking stone or a pizza sheet with holes in it (with a little spray on vegetable oil). For a pan pizza you'll need a couple tablespoons of olive oil in the bottom of a 2" deep pizza pan so that the dough sort of fries while being cooked.