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#19: The Giant Taco Pizza Recipe 4/24/10

Giant Taco Pizza

When I was young I loved eating tacos topped with ketchup. As an adult I have discovered many other delicious Mexican recipes and I honestly can’t remember the last time I ate a regular taco. It has been a few weeks since I’ve made a “favorite meal” pizza, so tonight, taco pizza it is. There was a batch of cornmeal dough leftover from the deep-dish pizza, which is similar to the corn tortilla shells of my childhood tacos. On the dough, I slathered refried beans and layered seasoned and sautéed ground turkey and onions. As an adult, I realize how gross ketchup on tacos sounds, so for a sauce I used a mixture of Prego and salsa. I topped this giant taco with Mexican cheese and black olives. This taco pizza was piled high with great tasting toppings. It was hands-down the best taco I’ve ever eaten.

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#17: Deep Dish Pizza Recipe 4/17/10

Deep Dish Pizza

Andrew and I have been looking forward to this pizza for quite some time. The only deep-dish pizza I have had is from Uno Chicago Grill and I love it. This week’s pizza recipe brought three new adventures to my kitchen: including cornmeal in the dough, learning about broccoli rabe, and finally using a fresh mozzarella cheese.

For the dough I substituted one cup of cornmeal for one cup of flour, but after mixing it for a few minutes I realized it was too soupy. I added ½ cup more flour and the dough turned out just right. Broccoli has been on two pizzas this year, but for this pizza I purchased broccoli rabe for the first time. The trunks are much thinner and it is quite leafy. Without conferring with the cheese guy Wegmans, I chose Bel Gioioso mozzarella cheese. I then picked up garlic, onion and the Italian sausage Andrew requested be included in the toppings.

After assembling the ingredients in a cake pan, the pizza took about 30 minutes to cook. The crust was thick and softer than the thin crust we are accustomed to. The addition of cornmeal resulted in a cornbread like flavor. The broccoli cooked nicely. The mozzarella was rich and creamy. All together, the pizza was deep and delicious!