Saturday, May 29, 2021

Double Cheese Stuffed Crust Taco Pizza

This is a fusion pizza with the flavors of a simple bean taco and a pizza. The cheesy stuffed crust and the cheesy refried beans add tons of flavor to this pizza. We love both Mexican and Italian cuisines and often we make a lot of fusion food. This is one among those fusions. This is a satisfying meal and easily this pizza can serve 6 persons.

 This can also be called as a refried bean sandwich taco pizza. Homemade or store-bough refried beans can be used. For making stuffed double crust, the dough must be divided into two parts. One of the part should be more in quantity as it has to be rolled bigger. This enables folding the cheese in the edge of the crust. The other layer should fit the middle portion of the pizza base. Store-bought pizza dough can also be used to make this. Just make sure to make one crust bigger than the other.

This simple and yet tasty pizza has lots of cheese and is a must for cheese lovers as well as taco or pizza lovers. I have used cheddar sticks in the crust and this gives the best flavor. For the outside topping, I did use shredded cheddar as well as Mexican blend cheese. Cotija can also be used. The addition of avocado and crushed tortilla chips give the satisfaction of having chips and guacamole. 

I have used spicy salsa and hence did not add jalapenos on the toppings. Any kind of salsa can be used as per taste preference. Feel free to add jalapenos in the refried bean stuffing layer as well as on the outer topping as per preference. Also, serve with extra additional salsa. This can be topped or drizzled with sour cream too. I had the idea to make chipotle cream drizzle on top, but found that I ran out of both the ingredients. I love with chipotle sauce.

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For the Pizza base

All purpose flour - 2.5 cups
Salt - 1 tsp
Sugar - 1 tbsp
Water - 1 cup plus 3 tbsp
Active dry yeast - 2 and 1/4 tsp

For stuffing

Refried beans - 1 cup
Taco seasoning - 1 tsp
Cheddar cheese - 1 cup, shredded
Cheese sticks - 6 to 7
Cilantro - 1 tbsp, chopped

For topping

Spicy salsa - 4-6 tbsp
Black beans - 1/2 cup, cooked
Corn - 1/2 cup
Onion - 1/4 cup, diced
Taco seasoning - 1.5 tsp
Shredded cheese - 1.5 cups (cheddar, Mexican blend)
Avacado - 1/4, diced
Tortilla chips - a few
Cilantro - 2 tbsp
Jalapenos (optional)


Activate the yeast with sugar and warm water. Make a well in the center, add 2 tbsp oil, and knead to a smooth dough. Smear a tablespoon oil, cover and let it double in quantity, for an hour.

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Once it is doubled, punch, knead the dough. Divide the dough into two parts - one-third and two-thirds.

Take the two-third dough and roll into 16 inch circle with about  a quarter inch thickness. Leaving about 1.5 inch on the outer edge, place the cheese stick in a circle. Spread the refried beans evenly inside. Sprinkle a cup of cheese, a teaspoon of taco seasoning and a tablespoon of cilantro.

Roll the other portion into 10-in circle. Place this on top of the refried beans such that it is a stuffed layer.

Fold the outer edge of the base layer inside and seal with the top dough layer. Make sure to press with a spoon or fork to seal completely, so that the cheese  won't melt and leak outside.

Make a few pricks in the middle portion of the dough for the steam to escape.

Top with salsa, onions, corn, black beans. Sprinkle a teaspoon of taco seasoning. Add the cheese.

Bake for 17 to 18 minutes. Remove from the oven. 

Add diced avocados, crushed tortilla chips. Sprinkle a little taco seasoning and cilantro. 

Cut into slices. Serve with extra salsa.

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    1. Oh my goodness that crust! I'll take this cheesy stuffed crust anyday!

    2. There used to be a frozen taco pizza we loved. But homemade is always better so totally need to try this!

      1. Yes, Inger. Homemade is always better. Thanks.

    3. Wow! I love your pizza. The flavors are so perfect, I could truly eat the entire thing myself!

    4. Wow! I'm in love with this method of stuffing the crust. I can see so many ways to using cheese stuffed crust in a pizza.

    5. Oh my gosh! I love stuffed crust and taco pizza!

    6. I love stuffed crust pizza! Taco pizza is even more delicious! I have not made stuffed crust at home, but this inspires me to try!