Sunday, January 4, 2009

Menu Plan Monday 1/05/09 & Taco Pizza Recipe

Wow, last week was a lot of fun! On Wednesday, New Year's Eve, I experimented with developing a new recipe for us and I was so pleased with how it turned out. It was for Taco Pizza. I used Jay's Signature Pizza Crust recipe for the crust, then I made some homemade "refried" beans in the pressure cooker and made sure they were a little "looser" than those you get from the can (if you use canned, you'll need to add water to thin them out to the right consistency). The beans were the "sauce" for the pizza. I put the bean sauce on after the crust had baked for about 7 minutes. Then I used only half a pound of ground beef to make taco meat. That was sprinkled on the freshly applied bean sauce and baked. Finally, right before it was done baking I put on diced tomatoes, chopped green onions, shredded cheddar cheese, and a diced avocado. Baked for just a minute longer and pulled it out of the oven when I then topped it with crushed nacho cheese chips (e.g. Doritos). I spiraled on sour cream by simply putting it in a plastic baggy and cutting off the tip. When serving, I put some hot sauce on the table and each person could add to their own personal taste. I should have taken this picture before I cut it; it would have looked much nicer!

This week's menu plan:

Monday: Chili & Buttery Cornbread
Tuesday: Perfect Baked Jerk Chicken, Brown Rice & Salad
Wednesday: Parmesan Tilapia, Cous Cous & Green Beans
Thursday: Mini Meatloaves, Mashed Potatoes, & Dilled Baby Carrots
Friday: Smoky Brined Pork Chops, Apple Onion Stuffing & Cheesy Peas

I'm going to be experimenting again this week with the pork chops. I'll try to give a report on how they turned out.


Anonymous said...

The taco pizza looks DELICIOUS! That is definitely going on my menu really soon!!

Farmer's Daughter said...

That taco pizza looks good! Next time I make pizza I'm going to try it. Glad you liked my butternut squash cheesecake!


Horn herd mom said...

I must agree..the pizza looks awesome!