I think I may have mentioned before that my mom makes a killer taco. Yep, that's right.. my Italian mother makes THE BEST tacos on the planet. It's a two day, labor intensive project, but, bless her heart, she made and continues to make them for every birthday request, every special occasion request, every time I visit, every time she visits.... Man, I wish I had one of her tacos right now....Mmmmmmmmmm!!!!
Anyway, this is in no way a comparison to my mom's tacos.... I mean you can't really compare pizza and tacos anyway... can you? :) No, this is pizza was nowhere near as good as my mom's tacos, it's just that if I am going to talk about tacos, I need to only mention my mother's!! (enough kissing her butt, i know, but it's true, you will never find a better taco!!!)
Taco pizza is not a new invention, but it's the first time I actually made one, if you can believe that. Funny how sometimes we don't even remember to try making the simplest of things!
Created by Jenn's Food Journey
1/2 lbs ground beef
1 1/2 Tablespoons homemade taco seasoning
1 Tablespoon cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup taco sauce or salsa
1-2 cups shredded Mexican cheese blend
2-3 Tablespoons sliced black olives
1 cup cherry tomatoes, quartered
1/2-1 cup shredded lettuce
14 oz pizza dough ball
In a skillet over medium heat, add the ground beef, breaking it up with a wooden spoon. Cook beef until no longer pink, about 5-8 minutes. Drain excess fat. Add taco seasoning to beef and stir to coat. Remove from heat.
In a small bowl, mix together cream cheese and taco sauce or salsa; set aside.
Place a pizza stone in the oven and preheat to 450 degrees F. Stretch out pizza to desired size and shape on parchment paper. Spread on cream cheese mixture and top with cooked beef and cheese. Add the olives and tomatoes. Slide pizza onto preheated stove and bake for 20-30 minutes or until the crust is golden brown and cheese and melted and bubbly. Remove from oven and top with lettuce. Slice and serve. Enjoy!
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