Tuesday, May 17, 2011

More Pizza, but with Mexican Flair!

I really dig pizza. I also really dig Mexican food, so why not combine the two? This was my first time trying this out and I was quite pleased with the results. I drew inspiration from a post on Healthy Food for Living, but added my own little spin. For my sauce, I pureed black beans, salsa, chili powder, and salt in the food processor. For toppings, I added peppers, onions, corn, and a combination of provolone and cheddar. Basically it is all the fillings I would usually throw in a tortilla and have as a burrito. It was fun to mix it up and have them on a pizza!

Here's my recipe:

- pizza dough (Today I used TJ’s whole wheat!)
- 1/2 cup black beans, rinsed and drained
- 1/8 cup salsa
- 1/2 tsp chili powder
- 1/4 cup red onion, chopped
- 1/4 cup green pepper, chopped
- 1/3 cup corn
- 1/3 cup sharp cheddar cheese
- 1/3 cup provolone cheese
- Salt to taste

1. Take dough out of the refrigerator to bring to room temperature.
2. Preheat oven to 450°F and place pizza stone inside, if you have one.
3. Defrost corn in the microwave as directed on packaging.
4. Combine the black beans, salsa, chili, and salt in your food processor and puree.

5. In a sauté pan cook peppers and onions in olive oil for approximately 5 minutes.
6. Stretch dough out and place on preheated stone.
7. Spread bean puree in an even layer onto the pizza dough.

8. Top with cheeses and veggies

9. Cook for about 12 minutes
10. Enjoy!


  1. I think you've officially cooked more things than I have in my entire life!