- 1 Boboli premade pizza crust OR ~3 loaves of flatbread
- ~0.75 lbs of ground beef
- ~4 oz. shredded Mexican cheese
- 1 small can of sliced black olives
- 0.5 can refried beans
- 0.5 cup green onions, diced
- 0.5 white onion, diced
- Pkg of taco seasoning
- Sour cream (optional)
- Salsa and/or hot sauce of your choosing (optional)
- Bacon bits (optional)
- Jalepeños (optional)
Pizza is a staple of the college experience, but, alas, is quite boring when you eat it every day. On a night long ago I had a craving for tacos while my meal-mates wanted the simplicity of pizza. So I ran to the store, picked up a package of Boboli pizza crust and all the delicious ingredients to make tacos, and then I combined them to make this Italian cuisine with a Mexican flair.
First, start by prepping your ingredients. Dice up those onions and open up all the packages. Brown the ground beef on the stove along with the white onion. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees, drain the beef, add the taco seasoning and mix.
While the meat is browning, use a spatula to spread the refried beans on to your crust layer. I prefer to use the premade Boboli crust, but one could easily use flat/pita bread as a substitute.
Add the seasoned ground beef on top of the beans, followed by the black olive slices. If you’d like to add jalapenos or other hearty, taco-like toppings, this would be the time to do so.
Next comes the cheese layer. My fellow diners love cheese, so I used about a half of a bag on this one pizza. Add more if you’d like, but if you’re going to be skimpy make sure you have enough cheese on there to hold down the previously added ingredients.
Top everything off with the bacon bits and green onions and bake for 12-15 minutes — less time if you’re not using Boboli-sized crust. I would suggest keeping a close eye after the eight-minute mark.
When the timer rings, let the pizza cool for a couple minutes, and then slice it into eighths. Use a spoon to add a dollop of sour cream in the center of the slice and then cover with salsa and hot sauce as you see fit.