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Fiestadas

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These Fiestadas are a scratch version of an old high school lunch favorite. Thin homemade pizza crust spread with a Mexican inspired sauce and topped with taco meat and cheese! Easy and delicious!
Course Appetizers & Snacks, Mains & Entrees
Cuisine Tex Mex
Keyword fiestada, Mexican pizza, school hot lunch, taco pizza
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Additional Time 20 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Servings 4 servings
Calories 514
Author Laurie McNamara

Ingredients

FOR THE FIESTADA SAUCE:

  • 8 ounces tomato sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 pinch kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter

FOR THE FIESTADA:

  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 recipe taco seasoning
  • cup freshly shredded cheddar cheese

OPTIONAL TOPPINGS:

  • sliced green onions for serving
  • sliced jalapeños for serving
  • minced cilantro for serving
  • plain nonfat greek yogurt or sour cream, for serving
  • hot sauce for serving

Instructions

MAKE THE SAUCE:

  • Combine the tomato sauce, sugar, cumin, coriander, salt and butter in a small bowl and set off to the side.

MAKE THE MEAT:

  • Cook the ground beef in a large skillet over medium heat until fully cooked, then drain the fat from the pan.
  • Add the taco seasoning, stir until mixed throughout and break the meat up into small crumbles before removing the pan off of the heat to cool.

MAKE THE FIESTADA:

  • Make the pizza dough and divide into 4 portions. (see note)
  • Preheat your oven to 450° and spray two inverted metal baking sheets lightly with olive oil spray.
  • Roll each dough portion out thin, transfer onto the greased baking sheet.
  • Spread a few spoonfuls of the sauce (spreading it all the way to the edges), sprinkle with a little cheese, top with 1/4 of the taco meat, more cheese and then bake on the lowest rack of your oven for 10 minutes or until the cheese is melted and bubbly and the crust is golden.
  • Top with all the topping that your heart desires.

Notes

NOTE: this recipe will yield 4 fiestadas if using my low fat greek yogurt pizza dough recipe. If using regular pizza dough, divide the dough into 6 or 8 portions and increase the ground beef mixture to 1-1/2 pounds and the cheese to 1-1/2 cups. Everything else stays the same.

Nutrition

Serving: 1fiestada | Calories: 514kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 44g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 125mg | Sodium: 1135mg | Potassium: 742mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 787IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 477mg | Iron: 6mg