In the middle of a cold, bitter Nebraska winter, there is nothing better than a warm, spicy, southwestern style pizza. Speaking of the southwest, Derek has an interview in Phoenix, Arizona tomorrow and is leaving the below zero wind chills for a mild high of 67! This weather has been brutal on allowing us to do any of the many outdoor activities we love! But, the cold and snow has given us more inside time to find and try new recipes to warm us up!
This recipe was in the January/February 2010 issue of Simple & Delicious where they had a pizza contest! (Sounds right up our alley) There were many pizza recipes we want to try from that issue, but this one stuck out for us. It was entered by Laura Stonesifer of Luck, Wisconsin. In her entry, she states ” I love Mexican food, and I love pizza.” Wow! You had me at hello!
The unique thing about this pizza is the sauce. They use a combination of salsa and sour cream. This gives the pizza a unique taste that when combined with the crushed tortilla chips on the top, reminds you of a mexican dish! We used our own recipe for the pizza crust, which can be found here. One thing is for certain, this pizza will be made again at the Deyle household. It’s not surprising though, it won 2nd place in the pizza competition and won 300 dollars!
From Laura Stonesifer, Simple & Delicious
1 pizza crust
1 pound ground beef
1/3 cup chopped onion
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1 cup salsa
1/2 cup fat free sour cream
1 medium tomato, chopped
2 tablespoons chopped ripe black olives
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 cup crushed tortilla chips
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F
In a small skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the chili powder, salt and pepper.
Combine salsa and sour cream; spread over crust to within 1 inch of edges. Top with beef mixture, tomatoes, olives and cheese. Bake for 10 minutes.
Sprinkle with crushed chips; bake 5-6 minutes longer or until cheese is melted and crust is golden brown.