Friday, April 25, 2008

Taco Pizza

given to me from Hayley:

1 1/4c cornmeal
1 1/4c flour
2t salt
2/3 c milk
1/3 c butter or margarine, melted
1/2 lb ground beef
1/2 lb bulk pork sausage
1 can (6 oz) tomato paste
1 can (14 1/2 oz) diced tomatoes, drained
1 pkg taco seasoning mix (or 1/4 cup)
3/4 c water
1 1/2 c (6oz) shredded cheddar cheese
1c shredded Monterey Jack cheese
2 cups chopped lettuce
1 c diced fresh tomatoes
1/2 c sliced ripe olives
1/2 c sliced green onions

In medium bowl, combine the cornmeal, flour, baking powder salt. Add milk and butter; mix well. Press onto bottom and sides of a 12-14-in. pizza pan. Bake at 400 for 10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool. In a large skillet, brown beef and sausage; drain. Stir in the tomato paste, canned tomatoes, taco seasoning and water; bring to a boil. Simmer, uncovered for 4 minutes. Spread over crust. Combine cheeses,; sprinkle 2 cups over the meat layer. Bake at 400 for 15 minutes or until cheese melts. Top with lettuce, fresh tomatoes, olives onions and remaining cheese.

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