Mexican Pizza

I am happy to report that I survived the onslaught of Halloween candy and managed to only eat 15% of the goods (but 45% of the Butterfingers). I’m not sure if that is particularly impressive considering that we had 30 full-size candy bars and I ate 4.5 of them in 36 hours. Wow, that sounds gross.

I love Butterfingers.

Thankfully, Chris brought the remaining 20 some-odd candy bars to work with him to eliminate them spread Halloween cheer to his co-workers and gain popularity in his water cooler circle. Ok, we don’t really have water coolers at work, but Chris does have a cubicle right next to his local printer, so he gets pretty heavy traffic at his desk and never has a problem giving away candy or baked goods.

In addition to my Butterfinger binge this weekend, Chris and I also had Mexican Pizza.  We had leftovers from fajitas, but not enough leftovers to have fajitas again, so…

Ingredients:

  • pizza crust
  • Mexican pizza sauce
  • 3 oz mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 2 oz cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 2 oz leftover steak from steak fajitas, diced
  • 1/3 cup sauteed onions
  • 1/3 cup sauteed bell peppers
  • 1/4 cup corn kernels
  • 1/4 cup black beans
  • 1/4 avocado, diced
  • 1/2 small tomato, chopped and drained
  • sour cream for dipping

Directions:

  • Pre-heat oven to 450 degrees with a pizza stone inside.
  • Roll out pizza dough and sprinkle it lightly with cornmeal on both sides to prevent it from sticking to the pizza stone.
  • Top the pizza first with Mexican pizza sauce, then with cheeses, steak, onions, peppers, black beans, and corn.
  • Place the pizza in the oven on the pizza stone, the easiest way is to use a pizza peel, and bake until the crust begins to brown and the cheese is fully melted, usually 10-12 minutes.
  • While the pizza is baking prepare any additional cold toppings such as avocado, tomato, and sour cream.
  • Remove pizza from oven, top with any cold toppings, then enjoy!

Servings ~ 2-3
Calories ~ I’m not even going to attempt this one, it depends on your toppings and your pizza crust.

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4 comments
  1. Halloween candy gets me every time. It’s never something I crave, compared to a quality bar of really gritty dark chocolate, but put a bowl of mediocre chocolate Halloween candy within arm’s reach and I suddenly find myself surrounded by wrappers! Butterfingers are a perfect example. Not really all that delicious in theory. But when they’re in front of me? Scrum-diddly and I can’t stop. Thank goodness we got enough trick-or-treaters to prevent that.

    • Brit said:

      Uh huh. No self control. No trick-or-treaters either. We decided that next year we are skipping the candy and making sure that we have Clif Kid Z Bars on hand just in case.

  2. Lisa said:

    Yum! Looks like something we’d love, especially the Mexican Pizza sauce. Don’t feel bad about the Halloween candy; I think I OD’ed on it this weekend too 🙂

    • Brit said:

      The Mexican Pizza sauce was really good. We actually ended up having Mexican Pizza for three of our last five dinners.

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