Clearly I cook and bake a lot. Which ends up leaving us with lots of leftovers. LOTS of leftovers sometimes. Some leftovers are good though. And sometimes leftovers from 2 different meals can be combined into a third meal. Which is exactly how this meal came to be.
Sunday: Ground Beef Tacos
Monday: Pizza Fondue with homemade pizza crust
Tuesday: Taco Pizza: Combining the leftover of the previous 2 days.
It’s sort of like math. Except it doesn’t add up: 1+1=1. But with food, it works.
If I made this meal from the beginning, not using leftovers, it would serve 6 and be a super cheap meal. $15 to feed 6 people, I’ll take that! A perfect meal for family night, or it make on Monday and eat throughout the week.
Pizza Dough $2
Taco Seasoning $1
Sour Cream $1
1 recipe pizza dough
1 can refried beans
1 lb lean ground beef
1 packet taco seasoning
3 cups shredded cheddar cheese
3 cups lettuce (1 head green leaf, chopped)
6 Roma tomatoes, chopped
1/2 cup sour cream
Make the ground beef according the instructions on the taco seasoning packet. While the beef is cooking, bake the pizza dough and warm the refried beans.
Shape the pizza dough and bake it without the toppings. Bake it according to the pizza dough post, same temp and time.
*See not below on why I cook the crust separate.
To thin out the refried beans and make them more of the texture of a sauce, I add a 1/2 cup water per can while I am cooking them over the stove.
When the hot pizza dough comes out of the oven, this is how you will assemble each pizza:
spread 1/6 of the beans on the crust like sauce
Sprinkle 1/6 of the ground beef
sprinkle 1/2 cup cheese on each pizza
Throw it under the broiler for a couple of minutes to melt the cheese.
scoop 1/2 a cup of lettuce
Sprinkle 1 chopped tomato
Add 1/2 of an avocado, sliced
Top with a dollop of sour cream
Note: You know the slices of pizza you had had that are ‘limp?’ You pick up your piece and the smaller triangle end just sort of flops down? I wanted to avoid that because of how many toppings there are on here. Which is why I cooked the pizza crust first to make it more stable.