Hearty Mexican Pizza

Hearty Mexican Pizza
  • Mild
  • 55 Minutes
  • Beef
  • Serves 8
  • Bakes
Who said the Italians invented pizza? You'll love this spicy variation of a much-loved classic.

Ingredients

  • 3/4 lb (375 g) lean ground beef
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 green pepper, chopped
  • 1 jar (440 mL) Old El Paso* Thick N’ Chunky Salsa (about 1 3/4 cups/425 mL)
  • 1 pre-baked pizza crust
  • 1 1/2 cups (375 mL) shredded Monterey Jack cheese

Preparation

  • Brown beef in skillet over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium; stir in onions, garlic and green pepper, and cook 3 minutes longer or until onion is softened.
  • Stir in salsa and cook for 5 minutes or until most of the liquid has evaporated.
  • Place pizza crust on pizza pan. Remove beef mixture from heat and spoon onto pizza crust.
  • Sprinkle green pepper and cheese evenly over beef mixture.
  • Bake in a 450°F (230°C) oven for 20 to 25 minutes or until cheese has melted and pizza is heated through.

Expert Tips

Tip: Add fibre and loads of flavour by switching to a whole wheat or multi-grain crust. Additionally, try adding a sprinkling of black beans over top of pizza, just before serving.