Saturday, January 30, 2010

Tostada Pizza

I pulled out a recipe I hadn't used in a long time today.  I don't remember where I found it, but it's a quick meal when you want something tasty, but easy.  It's been popular at our house with kids and adults.
Tostada Pizza

2 T. Cornmeal                                                            
2 C. Bisquick                                                              
1/2 c. cold water                                                         
1 lb. ground beef                                                          
3/4 c. water                                                                  
3 T. Chopped seeded canned green chilies
1 envelope taco seasoning mix
1 16 oz. can refried beans
1 cup shredded sharp process American cheese
      (I used a mixture of cheeses)
1 cup shredded lettuce
1 chopped tomato
1/2 cup chopped onion
Taco sauce
Sour cream

Generously grease a 12 in. pizza pan.  Sprinkle with cornmeal.  In a bowl, combine bisquick mix and the 1/2 cup cold water.  Stir with fork until dough follows fork around bowl.  Turn out on lightly floured surface; knead 5 or 6 times.  Roll out to a 14 inch circle; pat into pan.  Crimp edges.  In skillet, brown meat; drain off excess fat.  Add 3/4 cup water, chilies and taco seasoning mix; bring to a boil.  Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, 15 minutes or until thick.  Spread beans on dough.  Top with meat mixture.  Bake in 450 deg. oven 18-20 minutes.  Top with cheese.  Return to oven to melt cheese about 4 minutes.  Cut in 6 wedges.  Pass lettuce, tomato and onion.  Drizzle with Taco sauce, if desired and add sour cream.
This makes 6 slices, which is probably not enough for 6 people unless you serve something else with it.  We can usually eat at least two slices each. I double the recipe and make 2 pizzas.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

excellent points and the details are more precise than somewhere else, thanks.

- Joe