I love pizza.
I love the crispy crust and melty cheese.
I love that a homemade pie can be healthy if you use a whole wheat crust, a small amount of sharply flavored cheese, and wholesome add-ons.
I love the variety of cuisines that can be morphed into pizza with a wide array of toppings.
This one is from Annie’s Eats and it is superb! A spiced black bean puree serves as the sauce, which I topped with sharp jalapeno cheddar cheese + a bit of mozzarella, diced red onion, corn, and fresh tomatoes.
Clearly, I didn’t photograph the pizza until after I devoured a couple of slices… I hadn’t originally planned on blogging about the pizza, but it was too delicious to not share with you!
|Name:||Annie’s Mexican Pizza|
|Prep Time:||20 minutes|
|Cooking Time:||15 minutes|
|Total Time:||35 minutes|
|Yield:||1 large pizza|
- 1 lb ball pizza dough, homemade or store-bought, preferably whole wheat, at room temperature
- flour, for rolling out dough
- 3/4 can black beans, rinsed and drained
- 1/2 tsp cumin
- 1/4 tsp paprika
- 1/4 tsp cayenne
- 2-3 Tbsp chicken broth, vegetable broth, or water
- 1/2 cup freshly shredded sharp jalapeno cheddar cheese
- 1/2 cup freshly shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
- 1/4 cup red onion, finely chopped
- 1 ripe but firm tomato, seeded and diced
- 1/3 cup corn (fresh or frozen)
Estimated Nutrition Per Serving
- Calories: 350-400 calories per serving (1/6 of the pizza)
- Protein: 15-20 grams per serving
- Carbohydrates: 30-35 grams per serving
- Dietary Fiber: 4-6 grams per serving
- Total Fat: 18-22 grams per serving
- Saturated Fat: 7-9 grams per serving
- Cholesterol: 40-50 milligrams per serving
- Sodium: 600-700 milligrams per serving
- Sugar: 3-4 grams per serving
- 1. Preheat the Oven
Preheat your oven to 450°F (230°C). If you have a pizza stone, place it in the oven to preheat as well.
2. Prepare the Pizza Dough
Roll out the pizza dough on a floured surface into your desired shape. If you prefer a thicker crust, don’t roll it out too thin.
3. Make the Taco Sauce
In a small saucepan, combine the tomato sauce, chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Heat over low heat, stirring occasionally, until the sauce is warmed through. Remove from heat and set aside.
4. Assemble the Mexican Pizza
Spread the refried beans evenly over the pizza dough, leaving a small border around the edges for the crust. Next, sprinkle the cooked ground beef or meat substitute evenly over the beans. Scatter the diced bell peppers, red onion, and corn kernels on top. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with chili powder, cumin, salt, and pepper.
5. Add the Cheese
Sprinkle the shredded cheddar and Monterey Jack cheese evenly over the pizza.
6. Bake the Pizza
If you’re using a pizza stone, carefully transfer the pizza onto the hot stone using a pizza peel or the back of a baking sheet. If not, place the pizza on a baking sheet. Bake in the preheated oven for 12-15 minutes or until the crust is golden and the cheese is bubbly and slightly browned.
7. Finish and Serve
While the pizza is baking, combine the diced tomatoes, sliced black olives, and chopped cilantro in a bowl. Once the pizza is done, remove it from the oven and let it cool for a minute or two. Then, scatter the tomato and olive mixture over the top.
8. Slice and Enjoy
Use a pizza cutter or a sharp knife to slice your Annie’s Mexican Pizza into wedges. Serve it hot and enjoy the delicious blend of Mexican and Italian flavors!