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Southwest Meat and Chili Pizza

Southwest Meat and Chili PizzaRecipe courtesy of the Texas Beef Council.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 pound lean ground beef
Salt, to taste
1 (16-ounce) package pre-baked thick pizza crust (12-inches)
1 1/4 cups prepared thick and chunky salsa
1 1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded Mexican cheese blend or shredded cheddar cheese
1 (4-ounce) can diced green chilies, well drained
2 medium plum tomatoes, seeded, coarsely chopped
1/3 cup thin red onion slivers
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 450°F (230°C).
  2. In large nonstick skillet, brown ground meat over medium heat or until outside surface is no longer pink, breaking up into small crumbles. Season with salt.
  3. Place pizza crust on baking sheet. Spread salsa over crust; sprinkle with half of cheese. Top with meat, chilies, tomatoes, onion and remaining cheese.
  4. Bake 11 to 13 minutes or until toppings are hot and cheese is melted. Sprinkle with cilantro.
  5. Cut into 8 wedges and serve immediately.

Makes 4 servings.

Recipe and photograph courtesy of the Texas Beef Council.