Monday, June 18, 2012
Black bean taco pizza
There are so many different pizza recipes around the blogosphere. Pizza seems to be one of those things that is very open to experimentation which makes a lot of sense to me. When you make your own pizza from scratch, the base is like a blank canvas waiting for creativity to happen. Pizza experiments are by no means guaranteed to succeed every time but when I read Cadry's entertaining post about black bean taco pizza, I certainly felt like I was onto a winning combination.
When I mentioned this pizza as a dinner prospect, the man was interested in the black bean topping. The young man didn't care about the rest of the pizza toppings, he was just delighted that there were going to be corn chips on top.
I made half a batch of my usual pizza dough and a batch of Cadry's black beans. When it comes to pizza, I'm a bit lax with making my own sauce and normally use Leggos pizza sauce with garlic and herbs. The corn chips I used for the topping were Mission brand lime and chilli tortilla chips which had a nice kick to them. This was one of the nicest pizzas we have had recently, the spice from the beans and a bit of crunch from the corn chips made it completely unique to pizzas we normally eat. We liked it so much it will definitely be repeated again.
Black bean taco pizza (Adapted from Cadry's Kitchen)
½ quantity pizza dough
Leggos pizza sauce with garlic and herbs or tomato paste
½ quantity Cadry's spicy black beans
½ small red onion, sliced into thin half moons
150g button mushrooms, sliced
½ red capsicum, thinly sliced
½ green capsicum, thinly sliced
12 kalamata olives, cut in halves
handful of mission lime and chilli tortilla chips, crumbled
150g cheezly, grated
Prepare the pizza dough. While the dough is resting make the spicy black beans and prepare the rest of the toppings.
Preheat oven to 230C.
After the dough has doubled in size (approx 1 hour), punch it down on a floured surface. Roll the dough out to the size of a pizza tray. Place the dough on your tray then spread the pizza sauce/tomato paste evenly on top followed by the black beans. Add the onion, mushrooms, capsicum and olives then scatter the corn chips on top followed by the cheezly.
Bake in the oven for 15 minutes or until the dough is cooked.