This easy Taco Pizza is loaded up with refried beans, seasoned ground beef, tomatoes, lettuce and cheese. It’s a fusion that everyone loves.
We make pizza at home using our homemade pizza dough quite often. Usually we load it up with traditional toppings, but once in a while we like to mix it up and make taco pizza instead. As a lover of both tacos and pizza, this recipe cures two cravings at once.
The best thing about taco pizza is that you can load it up with whatever favorite taco toppings you want. The base of this pizza is baked with some of the toppings: beans, meat and cheese. Then once it’s out of the oven, you can pile on your favorite toppings.
Our toppings often end up being:
- Sour Cream
- Chalula hot sauce
- … sometimes black olives
Other options we like:
- Crunched up Doritos
- Pico de gallo
Anything goes, really.
How to Make Taco Pizza
Start with making up your homemade pizza dough. You can see how on our pizza dough recipe. You can also just buy pre-made pizza dough.
Once you’ve rolled out the pizza dough, cook it for just 3 minutes in the oven on 400 degrees F. This will make it much easier to spread on the refried beans.
I often use canned refried beans from Old El Paso. They’re good and it’s super easy to just open the can. However, if you’re against canned food, or just want to try making them yourself, you can find our recipe for refried beans here.
While the dough is cooking, brown the ground beef and season with taco seasoning. You can use a packet of seasoning, like the one from Old El Paso, or make your own. We like this recipe for homemade taco seasoning. Set that aside.
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I’ve seen other recipes where the “sauce” is more than just refried beans. I really don’t think that’s necessary. I prefer to keep things simple when cooking. And believe me, it takes better this way. Less muddled flavors. So just slather on the refried beans like you would a pizza sauce.
Sprinkle the seasoned beef evenly onto the pizza. Top with shredded cheese. Return this to the oven and cook for an additional 8 minutes or until the cheese is nice and bubbly on the top.
Remove it from the oven. Let it cook for a minute. Then top it with the remaining toppings and serve it. Yep, that’s all there is to it. Super simple. But oh so good. I’ve never met a person who didn’t like taco pizza.
Looking for other pizza variations you might enjoy? We’ve got a few. Can you tell we’re addicted to pizza at our house? Why not try one of these fun combinations next:
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- 1 pizza crust homemade or pre-made
- 1 cup refried beans
- ½ pound ground beef
- 1 tbsp taco seasoning
- 1 cup cheddar cheese shredded
- ¾ cup shredded lettuce
- ½ cup tomatoes chopped
- Optional: sour cream jalapenos, avocado, hot sauce
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Grease a pizza pan and lay the rolled out pizza dough on the pan. Bake on the lower rack of the preheated oven for 3 minutes and remove from the oven.
- Brown the ground beef if a large skillet over medium high heat. When completely cooked through, add the taco seasoning and a tablespoon or two of water and stir well. Cook down until the water has dissipated.
- Spread the refried beans over the crust. Top with seasoned beef and cheese.
- Bake on the lower rack of your oven for around 8 minutes until the crust looks crispy and lightly browned and the cheese is bubbly.
- Remove it from the oven and let it cool slightly. Top with your desired toppings and serve.
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