You Want Pies With That? – Pizza Pies

by Jessica on May 5, 2010

Happy Cinco de Mayo, y’all! This month’s ‘You Want Pies With That?’ theme is Pizza Pies, chosen by the lovely Erin of Milk & Honey. And what better way to celebrate Cinco de Mayo than with a Mexican Pizza?! A couple of slices of this paired with a Coconut Margarita and you’re good to go! 🙂

Mexican Pizza

‘Cinco de Mayo’ Mexican Pizza
Adapted from: Gourmet Magazine (dough) & TLC

2 to 2-1/4 c all-purpose flour
1/4 ounce package fast-acting yeast
1/2 tsp sugar
2 tbsp olive oil
1/2 tsp salt

In a large bowl whisk together 3/4 cup of flour, yeast, sugar, and 2/3 cup hot water (130 dgrees F). Stir in the oil, 1-1/4 cups of the remaining flour, and the salt and blend the mixture until it forms a dough. Knead the dough on a floured surface, incorporating as much of the remaining 1/4 cup flour as necessary to prevent the dough from sticking, for 5 to 10 minutes, or until it is smooth and elastic.

Alternatively, the dough may be made in a food processor. In a food processor combine 3/4 cup of the flour, yeast, and sugar. With the motor running, add 2/3 cup hot water, and turn the motor off. Add the oil, 1-1/4 cups of the remaining flour, and the salt and process the mixture until it forms a ball, adding more water, 1 teaspoon at a time, if it is too dry, or more flour, 1 tablespoon at time, if it is too wet. Knead the dough by processing it for 15 seconds.

The dough, prepared by either method, may be used immediately, but for better flavor it is best to let it rise once. Put the dough in an oiled bowl and turn it to coat it with the oil. Let the dough rise, covered with plastic wrap, in a warm place for 30 minutes, or until it is double in bulk, and punch it down. This dough may be used instead of the basic pizza dough.

Mexican Pizza 2

Pizza Crust (recipe above)
Nonstick cooking spray
1/2 small white onion, diced
1 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1 can reduced-sodium black beans, rinsed and drained
1/2 can diced green chilies
1 can fat-free refried beans
1 c shredded Mexican-blend cheese
3/4 c diced tomatoes
1/2 c frozen whole kernel corn, thawed
1/2 can sliced ripe black olives, drained
Salsa (optional)
Fat-free sour cream (optional)

Prepare pizza crust. Preheat oven to 500 degrees F.

Spray 2-3 quart saucepan with cooking spray. Place over medium heat. Add onion, chili powder, cumin, cinnamon and 1 tbsp water; stir. Cover and cook 3-4 minutes or until onion is crisp-tender. Stir in black beans and chilies.

Roll dough into a 14″ circle. Transfer dough to pizza pan or stone. Spread refried beans over crust, leaving about an inch around the sides. Top with half the cheese, black bean mixture, tomatoes, corn and olives. Top with remaining cheese. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until the crust is a deep golden brown. Let stand a few minutes before slicing. Serve with salsa and sour cream, if desired.

Mexican Pizza 3

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{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Julie May 5, 2010 at 12:17 pm

Jess that looks so good!!! I am going to try it soon. I love all your recipes I am so proud of you and all of your baking adventures 🙂


2 Kayte May 5, 2010 at 1:30 pm

Happy Cinco de Mayo! This looks fantastic. I thought I knew what I was making tonight, but I have everything on hand, and I am thinking the guys would LOVE this for dinner. SOLD! Thanks.


3 Tracey May 5, 2010 at 7:07 pm

Happy Cinco de Mayo Jessica! This looks delicious – great idea.


4 Katrina May 6, 2010 at 8:31 am

That looks completely amazing! I need to get started on mine.


5 ash May 6, 2010 at 10:10 am

there’s a local pizza place here that has a quesadilla pizza that i absolutely love that’s similar to this. so good! yours looks great!


6 Amy (Sing For Your Supper) May 6, 2010 at 1:19 pm

I loooove Mexican pizza!!! This looks so yummy!


7 Eliana May 12, 2010 at 1:20 pm

what a great way to celebrate Cinco de Mayo 🙂


8 Jen May 14, 2010 at 10:33 am

Hey Melissa — I just found your blog via the You Want Pies With That? page and it’s great. I’m adding you to my reader. I have a similar pizza scheduled to come up on my blog in the next couple of days.


9 AnneStrawberry May 14, 2010 at 12:09 pm

What a fun pizza! I love the toppings and flavors, they sound great. Awesome job!


10 sara May 14, 2010 at 12:12 pm

Mmmmm, this looks absolutely delicious! I love the look of the sour cream on the slice of pizza. 🙂


11 suz May 14, 2010 at 12:47 pm

I’m a little biased because you pretty much had me at Cinco de Mayo, and then I saw the pizza and yum! All I can say is my mexican layer dip is now becoming a pizza thanks to your post 🙂


12 themilkmanswife May 14, 2010 at 7:10 pm

Loving the flavors here! This would be great cut into sticks and served as an app! Thanks for sharing. 🙂


13 miss kate May 14, 2010 at 7:46 pm

I LOVE Mexican pizza–have been looking for a good recipe for a long minute now. I have to try this!!


14 Rachel May 14, 2010 at 9:21 pm

How fun! Nice play to the holiday!


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