Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Mexican Pizza with homemade pizza dough

We love love love pizza at our house and on the weekends you can find us surrounded around the Big Green Egg grilling pizza's.

We have done lots of experimenting over the past year and have found some hungry neighbors that are always willing to test out our creations.  

This past weekend we tried a few new toppings and this Mexican Pizza turned out the be the crowd favorite.

It is a pretty simple recipe and easy to follow.  

I make our own pizza dough using the bread machine.  It is fool proof and always comes out perfect.  

Add the ingredients into the machine in the order they are listed.  

3/4 Cup warm water
2 Tablespoons Vegetable Oil
2 Cups White Flour
1/2 teaspoon Sugar
1/2 teaspoon Bread Machine/Fast Rise Yeast

Put the machine on dough setting and let it go to work.  
After it is complete, pull the dough out of the machine and put it in a big bowl.  Put a towel over it and let it rise for another hour.  
After it is finished it is ready to go.  
I split the batch into 2 and make 2 thin crust pizza's on the grill.  Or you can do 1 and it will be more like a hand tossed pizza.  

So after I roll it out to about a 12 inch round I put it on a heated pizza stone that is in the grill already.  I let the first side brown a bit then flip it over and immediately put the toppings on.  

This Mexican Pizza is a twist on having an actual taco.

The base is refried beans and taco sauce mixed.  I used a half of can of beans and a half cup of taco bell's taco sauce.  
Then I put cooked taco meat on top of the beans.  I used ground turkey that was cooked with onions and red peppers and then seasoned with taco seasoning that I made.  
The cheese comes on next.  Lots of freshly shredded cheddar.  
Close the lid and let the cheese finish melting.  

When it is all cooked I pull it out of the grill and top it with shredded lettuce, chopped tomato and a swirl of sour cream.  

Pretty simple and so tasty.  

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