Mr. Schwartz could eat tacos every day of the week if I let him. I'm not kidding. Every.single.day.of.the.week. While I love tacos, I don't love them quite as much as Mr. Schwartz does. A girl has got to have some variety. So, in the sake of pleasing the Hus and myself with a little variety, I came up with this Taco Pizza. It is super quick, just about as easy as regular tacos and very, very tasty.
favorite fool proof pizza dough from Lauren's Latest. It seriously does not fail. If you are in a pinch, you could always use store bought pizza dough. I hear most pizza joints sell their dough as well. I know for a fact that Trader Joe's does and it's fab.
Then top with your favorite taco toppings. Here I have a simple taco sauce...
1 small onion, chopped
1 tablespoon canola oil
1 pound ground turkey, chicken or beef
1 packet taco seasoning + 1 tablespoon more
2/3 cup water
1/2 recipe for pizza dough or a store bought variety
1/8 cup cornmeal
2 cups shredded cheddar, pepper jack, Monterey jack or a combination of all cheese
Start by preheating the oven to 415 degrees.
In a medium skillet, add the canola oil and chopped onion. Let cook for about 3-4 minutes and add the meat. Cook until no longer pink and add the taco seasoning and water. Turn the heat down and let simmer while you work on the dough.
Flip a jelly roll pan upside down and dust the bottom of it with cornmeal. Spread the pizza dough out evenly on the pan and prick all over with a fork. Pop it in the oven for about 4 minutes to "pre-bake" the crust.
Remove the crust from the oven and spread the meat out evenly on top. Sprinkle with cheese and put it back in the oven for an additional 5-7 minutes or until the crust is golden and the cheese is melted.
Cut pizza into pieces and garnish with toppings.
Recipe by: Mrs. Schwartz