Taco Pizza is a Mexican meets Italian dish. A pizza topped with beans, salsa, beef, cheese, and all the toppings that you can find in your favorite taco. A fiesta of flavor in your mouth!
One thing that makes this pizza different is it does not use a red or white sauce, it uses an enchilada bean sauce similar to what you use in plenty of Mexican dishes.
Spend the energy to find the best ingredients and add them to a delicious crust for you and friends to enjoy a enjoyable feast.
If you like Vegetarian pizza with a Mexican sauce pizza sauce then you will enjoy this.
Pizza making is a fun activity that brings people together. Whether you’re a group of friends, family or coworkers, it’s an interactive and social activity that allows everyone to get creative with their toppings and make their own personalized pizza.
Plus, it’s a great way to bond and spend time together while creating something tasty. You can make the dough from scratch or use pre-made dough, and have a mini pizza making party. It’s a great activity for kids and adults alike, everyone can get involved and have fun.
Making pizza together is a great way to break the ice and get to know each other if you are in a new group. Whether you are experienced or new to making pizza, it’s a fun and tasty way to bring people together and make memories.
Pizza in Mexico
Italian immigrants arrived in Mexico in significant numbers during the late 19th century, making pasta and pizza part of everyday dining. Mexicans enjoy using large corn tortillas, which are oven-baked with Oaxacan Cheese and Beans, and other toppings, which they call Tlayudas or Mexican Pizza.
Take a look at some of the other pizzas from Mexico here.
Taco Style Pizza Recipe
There is a recipe below for you to make a Taco Style Pizza whether it be in your wood oven or your usual oven.
Taco Style Pizza Ingredients
Choose enough pizza toppings for the amount of pizzas you plan to make. The pizza sauce and dough ingredients below are designed for 3-4 pizzas, so scale up or down, based on your requirements.
Simple Pizza dough
- 2 2/3 cups (400 grams) 00 fine flour
- 250 ml (1 cup) lukewarm water
- 7 grams (2 tsps) dried yeast
- 2 tsps salt
- 1/4 cup (3 tbsp) olive oil
Taco Style Pizza Toppings
Toppings used in this pizza recipe, are;
- Pepper Jack Cheese
- Black Beans
- Bell Pepper
- Red Onion
- Hot Pepper Sauce
Simple Tomato Pizza Sauce
- 1 (6oz/170g) can of tomato paste
- 1 can (15oz/420g) diced or crushed tomatoes
- 2 cloves of garlic
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/4 small onion
- 1 tbsp dried Italian herbs
Want to try a different sauce? See our article on the different types of pizza sauces.
You can click on any of the tags at the bottom of this page, to find other pizzas besides Taco Style Pizza, that use that topping.
Pizza Dough Method
If you don’t have much time, grab a premade pizza base at your local grocery store, or hand make your own pizza dough following the simple steps below.
- Whisk yeast and lukewarm water in a jug. Leave sitting for roughly five minutes.
- Add flour and salt in a large bowl. Create a well in the centre of the flour. Pour in the liquid yeast mixture and the oil.
- Using dough mixer or hands, gently mix dough until smooth. Place pizza dough on a lightly floured work surface and then knead by hand for five minutes.
- Lightly oil a bowl, and place mixture in and cover with plastic wrap. Leave in a warm place to rise until the dough doubles in size.
- Pour dough mix out onto a clean, floured surface. Now hand knead gently for another five minutes.
- Divide dough mixture into equal sized balls. Hand stretch or roll out the bases to the expected size.
- Spread some flour on kitchen bench before rolling, in order to prevent sticking.
TIP: We have other dough recipes if you would like to try your hand at sourdough, poolish or more.
Tomato Pizza Sauce Method
Purchase a bottle of pizza sauce at your local supermarket, It takes around five minutes to make this yummy pizza sauce following the simple steps below.
- Mix ingredients in a large bowl.
- Mix well using a whisk, or blender.
- Leave sitting for five minutes.
- Your sauce is now ready. Enjoy!
- Keep sauce in fridge or freeze for future use.
Need a bit more heat in your pizza sauce? Try adding some chilli or sweet chilli sauce to the recipe.
Preparing Taco Style Pizza
Preheat your kitchen oven to approximately 500 degrees.
Roll out the dough to either slightly smaller than your pizza stone (if you have one) or on a metal tray for the kitchen oven.
Alternatively, if you have a pizza oven, roll out to be smaller than your pizza peel.
First, spread the sauce around. This pizza calls for Mexican sauce. Spread the Mexican sauce evenly using the back of a large spoon or the blunt side of a knife.
You should start by adding the largest ingredients, then work your way down. The last is any cheese topping, such as Mozzarella, which you should evenly cover the other toppings with, and then finally any herbs.
The toppings to include on this pizza are;
- Pepper Jack Cheese
- Black Beans
- Bell Pepper
- Red Onion
- Hot Pepper Sauce
Whilst this pizza is excellent as is, or you could make some homemade garlic bread as well?
Put the Taco Style pizza in the middle of your oven (on a pizza steel if you have one) and set timer for 10 minutes.
After 10 minutes, open the door and see how cooked pizza is.
Pizza should be ready within 15 minutes. However, allow it to cook to personal taste.
A fruit of the Capsicum pod type, Jalapeño Peppers are medium sized hot Peppers when compared to other chili Peppers. Jalapeno are popular for their mild heat level, which is roughly 5,000 Scoville Heat Units, which is in the middle of the heat charts.
Originating in Mexico, Jalapeño Peppers are now grown worldwide, and are a popular addition to many cuisines. The word Jalapeno is Spanish for “Jalapa”, the capital of Veracruz, Mexico where it first grew.
When making Taco Style Pizza, we always recommend that you use whatever tools you are able to get your hands on. Our basic pizza tools are…
A pizza stone is a great way to up your pizza game at home. Read more about cooking with a Pizza Stone.
Leftovers need to go somewhere, and I hate using lots of plastic wrap or alfoil. I prefer good air tight clear containers for my fridge.
Dough storage containers must be of high quality and airtight.
Pepper Jack Cheese
Pepper Jack Cheese is a delicious and versatile topping for pizzas. It’s a combination of Monterey Jack cheese with added spices, including chili peppers.
The flavor of Pepper Jack cheese adds a nice kick to any pizza. Not only does it provide an interesting taste, but it also adds some spice and heat to your dish!
Have leftover pizza? Here’s what to do.
Warm in the center of a 450 degree F oven for approximately 6 minutes, on a pizza stone if possible, until heated through. See our article on reheating pizza for more.
You can store leftover pizza in the freezer for up to 3 months. Reheat from frozen as directed above until heated through.
Store in the fridge
Leftover slices of pizza may be kept in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.
Keen on seeing more than Taco Style pizza? We have plenty of other Vegetarian pizza recipes to look at, as well. Enjoy!
Pizza making FAQ
Want to know how to make fantastic pizza at home? Here are some FAQ and their answers to the most common pizza making questions.
What is the most expensive pizza in the world?
The most expensive pizza in the world is the Louis XIII, a small pizza from Salerno, Italy, with a diameter of 20 cm and served for two people. It is served in your home with a catering team formed by pizza chef, Renato Viola, a sommelier and a chef. The entire preparation is carried out on the site, with the exception of the dough that occurs 72 hours before. A bargain at only US$12,000.
How long to knead pizza dough in mixer?
When making pizza dough, you can use a mixer for up to 5-6 minutes. Any longer than that you risk making it too thin to be useful.
How to keep pizza warm in oven?
You can normally keep a pizza warming in an oven on a low temperature for an hour or longer. Keep an eye on the pizza regularly, and adjust the temperature if required.
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