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.