Beef Taco Pizza

If you can find ready-to-use taco-seasoned ground beef at your supermarket, you can skip the first step of this recipe, making it even easier!

Serves: 16Hands-on: 20 minutesTotal: 1 hourDifficulty: Medium

Serves: 16

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. 85% lean ground beef
  • 1 packet (1 oz.) taco seasoning
  • ¾ cup water
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 lbs. pizza dough
  • 2 cups picante sauce
  • 2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 2 cups shredded Monterey jack cheese
  • ⅓ cup sliced green onion
  • 4 cups shredded iceberg lettuce
  • 2 cups diced tomatoes
  • ½ cup crushed baked tortilla chips

Directions

  • In a large skillet over medium heat, brown ground beef. Drain, then stir in taco seasoning and water. Heat over medium high heat and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer 5 minutes. Set aside.
  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Brush 2 pizza pans with olive oil.
  • Roll or press pizza dough into two 12" circles, slightly thicker at the edges than in the center. Place dough in prepared pans.
  • Spread 1 cup sauce in the center of each pizza, leaving 1" around the edges bare.
  • Sprinkle 1 cup Cheddar over the sauce on each pizza. Distribute 1 cup Monterey jack evenly over each pizza, leaving edges bare.
  • Spread beef mixture evenly over the cheese on each pizza. Sprinkle sliced green onions over each pizza.
  • Place first pizza in the center of the oven. Bake for 15 minutes or until the crust is lightly browned and cheese is melted.
  • Remove pizza from oven carefully. Set aside to rest briefly before slicing. Repeat process with second pie.
  • Just before serving, top pizzas with shredded lettuce, tomaotes, and tortilla chips.

Recipe Information

Serves: 16

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. 85% lean ground beef
  • 1 packet (1 oz.) taco seasoning
  • ¾ cup water
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 lbs. pizza dough
  • 2 cups picante sauce
  • 2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 2 cups shredded Monterey jack cheese
  • ⅓ cup sliced green onion
  • 4 cups shredded iceberg lettuce
  • 2 cups diced tomatoes
  • ½ cup crushed baked tortilla chips

Directions

  • In a large skillet over medium heat, brown ground beef. Drain, then stir in taco seasoning and water. Heat over medium high heat and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer 5 minutes. Set aside.
  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Brush 2 pizza pans with olive oil.
  • Roll or press pizza dough into two 12" circles, slightly thicker at the edges than in the center. Place dough in prepared pans.
  • Spread 1 cup sauce in the center of each pizza, leaving 1" around the edges bare.
  • Sprinkle 1 cup Cheddar over the sauce on each pizza. Distribute 1 cup Monterey jack evenly over each pizza, leaving edges bare.
  • Spread beef mixture evenly over the cheese on each pizza. Sprinkle sliced green onions over each pizza.
  • Place first pizza in the center of the oven. Bake for 15 minutes or until the crust is lightly browned and cheese is melted.
  • Remove pizza from oven carefully. Set aside to rest briefly before slicing. Repeat process with second pie.
  • Just before serving, top pizzas with shredded lettuce, tomaotes, and tortilla chips.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories340
Total Fat16g
Saturated Fat8g
Cholesterol55mg
Sodium840mg
Total Carbohydrate31g
Dietary Fiber2g
Sugars5g
Protein19g