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Deep-Dish Beef ‘n’ Bean Taco Pizza

My whole family enjoys this dish that tastes like a taco and looks like a deep-dish pizza. The thick tasty crust can handle lots of toppings, so load it up for a bright, fun meal. —Nancy Circle, Perkins, Oklahoma
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. + resting Bake: 15 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cornmeal
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 package (1/4 ounce) quick-rise yeast
  • 2 cups warm water (120° to 130°), divided
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 envelope taco seasoning
  • 1 cup refried beans
  • 1/3 cup taco sauce
  • 2 cups shredded Colby-Monterey Jack cheese
  • OPTIONAL TOPPINGS:
  • Shredded lettuce
  • Chopped tomatoes
  • Crushed tortilla chips
  • Sliced ripe olives, drained
  • Diced avocado
  • Sour cream
  • Salsa

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 400°. Combine 2-1/2 cups flour, cornmeal, salt and yeast. In another bowl, combine 1-1/4 cups warm water and honey. Gradually add dry ingredients; beat just until moistened. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough. Do not knead. Cover; let rest 20 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, in a small skillet over medium heat, cook and stir beef, crumbling meat, until no longer pink; drain. Add taco seasoning and remaining water. Cook and stir until thickened, about 2 minutes.
  • Press dough to fit a greased 13x9-in. baking pan. Combine beans and taco sauce; spread over dough. Top with beef mixture and cheese. Bake on a lower oven rack until crust is golden and cheese is melted, 15-18 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes. If desired, serve with optional toppings.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 469 calories, 16g fat (9g saturated fat), 60mg cholesterol, 1050mg sodium, 55g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 3g fiber), 23g protein.
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