Cast Iron Taco Pizza

  • 1/4 lb ground beef
  • 1/4 lb ground pork
  • Packet taco seasoning or 1 tsp of chili powder, 1 tsp of tomato bouillon, 1 tsp of cumin
  • 2 T water or light beer
  • 1/2 can refried beans
  • 1/4 cup taco sauce
  • 1/4 cup pizza sauce
  • 12 oz shredded Mexican cheese
  • 1/2 head of lettuce shredded
  • 1 tomato chopped
  • 1/2 cup sliced black olives
  • 1/2 onion chopped
  • Pizza dough (premade or homemade)
  • Bowl full of crushed Taco Doritos
  • Cast iron skillet or pizza pan
  • Opt’l garlic butter
  • Opt’l sour cream to top

Prepare your dough, allowing it to set as needed. Heat oven to recommended temperature, somewhere between 475 – 550 degrees Fahrenheit. Place the cast iron skillet or pizza pan in the oven while it heats up. *Check that your pan can handle the temperature before placing for heating up.

Heat a skillet on medium heat. Once hot, add beef and pork and allow it to brown. I recommend to put the meat into the skillet, spread it out and leave it to brown. You know it’s ready to flip when it no longer sticks. Opt’l add some onions here to cook with the meat. Then add 1/2 a packet of taco seasoning and 2 T of water or beer.

While the meat browns, mix the beans, taco sauce and pizza sauce together.

Once the oven heats up, pull the skillet out. Brush with oil and carefully spread the pizza dough out. I use a deep skillet and try to push the dough up the sides to create a good crust.

Place in the oven for about 8 minutes. This allows the dough to cook a bit before adding the toppings. I like a crispy bottom crust and this will make sure you get it!

Carefully with a good oven mitt, take the skillet out and lay it on a heat-safe surface.

Now, brush the outside crust with the garlic butter (yum!) and cover inner dough with the sauce mix (you may have leftover!) to your liking. Then add a thin layer of cheese followed by the browned meat. Add the rest of the cheese on top and place back into the oven for 8 – 15 minutes more. You can test the crust to your liking while it cooks. I carefully lift it up with a spatula to see how brown it is.

Now, remove the pizza from the oven and let cool for 5-10 minutes. Add the tomato, onion, black olive followed by lettuce then chips.

When you cut it will be messy! Just pick up the toppings to your slices and top with a dollop of sour cream and more taco sauce!


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