Thursday, November 18, 2010

VeganMoFo: Dad's Taco Pizza

Recipe: Taco Pizza
Family Member: Doc's Dad

Brief Description: Dining at Doc's parents' home is quite the culinary experience. His dad is often the one doing the cooking and he's a big fan of imaginative one pot "kitchen sink" meals like vegetable stir fry with cherries and the rice mixed in. Doc recalls many such imaginative meals from his childhood, including Taco Pizza. It's pretty good! It's like a burrito (more than a taco, I have to say!) in pizza form, but a fork is pretty much necessary. As referenced in my last post, I used this pizza dough recipe with minor changes.

Original Ingredients:
pizza dough
1 can refried beans
enchilada and/or taco sauce
shredded cheese
taco toppings (shredded lettuce, tomatoes, salsa, onions, sour cream...)

Original Directions:
1. Spread refried beans and sauce on top of the pizza dough. Sprinkle with cheese. Bake for 15-20 minutes until cheese is melted and dough is finished.
2. Cut into individuals slices and top according to each persons tastes!

Vegan Notes: Make sure the refried beans are vegetarian. I used Follow Your Heart mozzarella for the cheese.

Taco pizza in the oven, before the toppings!


  1. Oh. My. Godfathers.

    I will be making this. Taco and pizza - my two favourite foodstuffs combined!

  2. It's so interesting to see a different version of taco pizza than the one I grew up eating. Ours had taco meat, tomatoes, lettuce and crumbled tortilla chips on top. No one in I've met in California has ever heard of taco pizza, unless they are originally from the Midwest.

  3. Yep, Midwesterner here, and growing up my parents and sisters devoured taco pizza and argued when I wanted other kinds! How funny.

  4. hey, I think taco pizza sounds pretty good!