Recipe of the Month – Taco Pizza (with gluten-free option)

By on May 12, 2019

We love pizza! I will put almost anything on a pizza: BBQ chicken, ham and pineapple, caramelized apples and oatmeal, or seafood. But one of our favorite pizza toppings is taco and if you’ve never had a taco pizza you are missing out. Other than the crust, there is nothing in this recipe that would include gluten, but always check your store-bought seasonings and sauces to be sure, some may have gluten hidden in the ingredient list.

Start with the pizza crust. If you don’t have gluten issues, use your favorite store bought crust or make your own. After lots of research, for the best gluten-free pizza crust, we have discovered two options. We love the Bob’s Red Mill pizza crust mix that you can buy here but if you want a real treat, try this recipe from MeaningfulEats.com. It is quick and easy to make and works well with any gluten-free flour blend. Do what you need to get your crust ready and start to brown a pound of ground beef in a skillet.

Drain the hamburger and add a packet of taco seasoning (warning: some brands do contain wheat as a thickener) and a quarter cup of water. Mix let most of the water evaporate out. Set aside to cool.

Pre-bake the crust to get it mostly done. Raise the oven temperature to 480º. In a bowl, combine a can of refried beans, a half a can of crushed tomatoes, and one cup of taco sauce. Add one teaspoon each of garlic powder, oregano, and marjoram. If the sauce seems to think to spread, add a little more tomato or taco sauce.

Spread the bean mixture on the pre-baked crust. Any sauce that is left over (you should have about a cup) makes a great dip for tortilla chips!

Top the sauce with one cup of shredded mozzarella cheese, the taco meat, and another cup of cheddar or Mexican blend cheese.

Bake in the oven for 10 to 15 minutes until the cheese is melted and bubbly (mine got a little overdone, oops).

Top with shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, and any other taco toppings that you enjoy. The most important topping is crushed taco Doritos. Slice and enjoy

Taco Pizza

  • Pizza dough (gluten free mix, your favorite recipe, or store bought)
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 packet of taco seasoning
  • 1 can of refried beans
  • 1 cup of crushed tomatoes or tomato sauce
  • 1 cup of taco sauce
  • 1 tsp each garlic powder, oregano, and marjoram
  • 1 cup of shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup of shredded cheddar or Mexican blend cheese
  • shredded lettuce
  • diced tomatoes
  • sour cream
  • Taco Doritos
  • Other taco toppings that you enjoy

Prepare the pizza crust as needed and prebake it according to directions. It should be almost done.

Brown the ground beef in a skillet. Add the taco seasoning and about 1/2 cup of water. Cook until thickened. Set aside to cool.

Mix the beans, tomato sauce, and taco sauce together in a bowl. Add the seasonings and combine.

Spread the sauce on the crust. Top with mozzarella cheese, taco meat, and finish with the cheddar cheese.

Bake at 480º for about 10 to 12 minutes or until the cheese is bubbly or the desired amount of brown. Top with lettuce, tomatoes, and crushed Doritos.

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