Monday, February 21, 2011

Pie Caramba!

Makes 1 Pizza, 8 Slices

8 oz extra-lean ground beef
1/3 cup minced onions
1 tsp minced garlic
1/2 cup diced grape tomatoes
1/4 each grated carrots and diced green bell peppers
1/4 cup frozen or canned corn
1/4 cup canned black beans, drained and rinsed
1 tbsp minced fresh cilantro
1 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/4 tsp each salt and freshly ground black pepper
1/2 cup pizza sauce
1 12-inch, prebaked, thin-crust pizza shell
1 cup packed shredded light sharp cheddar cheese
2 tbsp minced green onions
Light sour cream, salsa and guacamole (optional)

1.  Preheat oven to 425°F.

2.  Spray a large, non-stick skillet with cooking spray.  Add beef, onions, and garlic.  Cook and stir over medium-high heat until beef is no longer pink.  Add tomatoes, carrots, green pepper, corn and beans.  Cook and stir for 2 more minutes.  Add cilantro, chili powder, cumin, salt and pepper.  Cook 1 minute more.  Remove from heat.

3.  Spread pizza sauce evenly over crust.  Top with half the cheese.  Spoon beef mixture evenly over pizza.  Top with remaining cheese, followed by green onions.

4.  Place pizza directly on middle oven rack and bake form 10 to 12 minutes, or until cheese is completely melted and crust is lightly browned.

5.  Tastes great with fajita-like accompaniments, such as sour cream, salsa, and guacamole.

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