Saturday, December 24, 2005

And one more to celebrate Dy's return to the Blogosphere

Taco Pizza

(wait till after the baby, Dy. I don't want to be responsible for your heartburn.)

This makes two pizzas so you'll either need two pizza trays or pans or you'll need to cook the pizzas one after the other.

First mix:
5 cups bread flour
1 T yeast dissolved in 2 cups of warm water
1/4 cup olive oil (okay, say, hypothetically speaking, that you had bought some pumpkin oil back in September and you wanted to get rid of it but it turns EVERYTHING you put it in bright green. For THIS recipe, that's A-OK. Just reassure anyone in your family old enough to know that green pizza-dough is WRONG that it's um, CHRISTMAS pizza.)
1 tsp salt

place in well oiled bowl (more pumpkin oil or olive oil) and let rise till doubled

In the meantime, or when you get around to it, brown 1 1/2 to 2 lbs hamburger meat with taco seasoning. Drain. Set aside.

check on dough.

check on dough.

Okay, it's doubled. Divide into two pieces and roll out the dough in the shape of your trays or baking stones.

Poke it ruthlessly with a fork.

Preheat oven to 400.

Smear spaghetti sauce in whatever quantity pleases you over the dough. Sprinkle half of the hamburger meat on each pizza. Cover in shredded cheese. Pretty much any of the usual suspects will do. (Brie or blue cheese, not so much.)

Place in oven and cook for about 20 minutes. The cheese should be melted all the way through, the edges should be nicely browned.

WARNING: This method produces a nice head of steam in the oven. PLEASE step back when opening the oven to check on your pizza. Kids should admire from a distance. It really can get you and it's scary when your eyeballs hurt like that. I would think. If that ever happened to me. Which it hasn't because I know my way around a kitchen, yessirree.

This meal is cheap, easy, and good. Promise.

Merry Christmas and Happy Channukkah everyone.

1 comment:

Dy said...

ROFL. I had no idea pumpkin oil would have that effect - it's actually worth trying, just to see the boys' faces when I served green pizza. LOL.

Thanks for the tip. Right now, mere breathing can trigger heartburn. Yet, I seem to be somewhat addicted to it. The chile rellenos Zorak made for me the other night (of which, I shamelessly ate every single one, too) probably didn't help...