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Monday, October 6, 2008

Taco Pizza

I make 2 of these to feed our family of 5.
The Meat-
1 lbs. ground turkey or beef
1 chipotle pepper, chopped with a TBS of adobo sauce
2 TBS Worcestershire sauce
1 TBS hot sauce
1 tsp. chili powder
1 cup. cheddar cheese, shredded
1/2 c. onion, chopped
small can sliced black olives
1 small green or red pepper, chopped

Preheat oven according to what you are using for a crust. (400 degrees if homemade). I have 2 baking stones that I preheat before I place the pizzas on them for a more crispy crust. Sprinkle cornmeal on the stones so the crust won't stick. By the time the oven is preheated your stones will be ready to go.
Cook your ground turkey until done. Drain off excess fat. Add your chopped chipotle pepper and adobo sauce to meat. Omit this part if you don't like spicy but it adds great flavor. I usually add more than this but to keep it on the milder side just add what is called for here. Add approx. 2 TBS of soy sauce, 1 TBS of hot sauce, and a 1 tsp. of chili powder. Now you can adjust this to your heat level tolerance. Mix this all up until combined. Remove from heat.
Divide meat mixture up between both crusts. Add your toppings. I grate my own cheese because it is so much cheaper then buying it already grated. Think about this if you are trying to save money. It doesn't take that much time either.
My homemade pizzas take approx. 23 mins to cook. That's with a homemade crust. Time will vary depending on your crust. If store bought just bake to their directions.

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