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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Quick Pizza Dough and Taco Pizza



Quick Pizza Dough.  Yep, you read that right, no kneading, no fuss - quick.  This is an excellent dough to begin with if you are just starting to make your own bread.  It is super forgiving and the stand mixer does all the work!  Do note that this is going to be a slightly denser flatbread type of pizza dough, since it is not allowed to rise.

As for the toppings, I was having one of those clean out the refrigerator type of meals.  I had made tacos earlier in the week and had just enough left over to make one taco.  Who’s going to eat one taco?  No one, that’s who, so Taco Pizza it became!  And there you have it!  A quick and easy pizza, that didn’t come out of a box!


Recipe Notes:
*Add any of your favorite taco ingredients to this pizza.  It is easy to customize!


Quick Pizza Dough and Taco Pizza

Toppings
¼ - ½ cup salsa
1 ½ cups Mexican 4 cheese blend
1 cup mozzarella cheese
1 cup taco meat
1 cup black beans, drained and rinsed


Pizza Dough
Adapted from Oven Love

1 tbsp active dry yeast
1 cup warm water (around 115 degrees F)
1 tsp sugar
1 tsp salt
2 tbsp olive oil
1 ½ cups all purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat flour


Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.

In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine the yeast and water; whisk to combine.

Add the remaining ingredients and mix with the paddle attachment.  Once the ingredients are combined, switch to the dough hook and mix on medium speed until the dough forms a soft ball (about 2 minutes).  Turn the mixer off and let the dough rest for 3 minutes.

Turn the mixer back on to medium speed and knead with the dough hook for another 3-4 minutes.  Turn the dough out onto a floured surface.

Cut the dough in half.  Roll one half very thin onto a floured pizza paddle.  Transfer the dough to a baking sheet and prick all over with a fork.  Repeat with the second half of the dough.

Top each dough half with salsa, cheese, taco meat, and beans.  Bake for 9-11 minutes or until the crust in browned and the cheese is melted.

Enjoy!
YAmy

6 comments:

  1. Oooh, lovely! I'm always in search of quick fixes for week nights, and I love flatbread pizza! The taco variety looks great too, but I can see this work fabulously with veggies :) Thanks for the inspiration!

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  2. That would be such an amazing way to use up leftover taco stuff! I always get lazy with it and make a taco salad or roll it up into a burrito, but this is way better!

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  3. I love taco pizza! I almost never get it because my family doesn't like it. But I love when we do make your own pizza so I can make it!

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  4. Oh wow, this might be the most amazing pizza recipe ever! Sounds delicious! :)

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  5. This dough does look easy and the pizza looks very tasty and cheesy!

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  6. Yum! This is exactly the type of thing I'm looking to make after Christmas when I still have a lot of family around but you've already done the big holiday meals. Perfect for game night!

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