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Thursday, May 14, 2009

Mexican Pizza

Loaded Mexican Pizza Recipe
from Taste of Home Recipe Contest Winner:
Mary Barker of Knoxville, Tennessee


  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 medium red onion, chopped
  • 1 small sweet yellow pepper, chopped
  • 3 teaspoons chili powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 3 medium tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 prebaked thin Italian bread shell crust (10 ounces)
  • 2 cups chopped fresh spinach
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
  • Hot pepper sauce to taste
  • 1/2 cup shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded pepper Jack cheese


In a small bowl, mash black beans; stir in the onion, yellow pepper, chili powder and cumin. In another bowl, combine the tomatoes, jalapeno and garlic. Place the crust on an ungreased 12-in. pizza pan; spread with bean mixture. Top with tomato mixture and spinach. Sprinkle with cilantro, hot pepper sauce and cheeses. Bake at 400° for 12-15 minutes or until cheese is melted. Yield: 6 slices.


Marci @ All Things Wonderful said...

This looks GREAT! Thanks for sharing.

Holly and Brad said...

Right up my alley! I am sure we will love it! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

that looks delicious! i'm going to sub out the beef for ground turkey...i hope it comes out as yummy as it looks! thanks for sharing!

Marci @ All Things Wonderful said...

KelleyAnne...Thank you for your sweet comments, today. We are running our 1st 5K, in the morning! Yikes...I am kinda nervous. That's awesome that your friends ran a marathon. I can't imagine! WOW!

SoBella Creations said...

Sounds delicious!

Maryanne Willis said...

love this idea!