Taco pizza

Yield: 4 Servings

Measure Ingredient
1¼ cup Cornmeal
1¼ cup All-purpose flour
2 teaspoons Baking powder
1½ teaspoon Salt
⅔ cup Milk
⅓ cup Butter or margarine --
\N \N Melted
½ pounds Ground beef
½ pounds Bulk pork sausage
6 ounces Can tomato paste
14½ ounce Can diced tomatoes - undrained
1 \N Env taco seasoning mix
¾ cup Water
1½ cup Cheddar cheese -- shredded
1 cup Monterey jack cheese --
\N \N Shredded
2 cups Chopped lettuce
1 cup Diced fresh tomato
½ cup Sliced ripe olives
½ cup Sliced green onions

In a medium bowl, combine the cornmeal, flour, baking powder and salt. Add milk and butter; mix well. Press onto the bottom and sides of a 12 to 14 inch pizza pan. Bake at 400 for 10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool. In a large skillet, brown beef and sausage; drain. Stir in the tomato paste, canned tomatoes, taco seasoning and water; bring to a boil. Simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes. Spread over crust. Combine cheeses; sprinkle 2 cups over the meat layer. Bake at 400 for 15 minutes or until cheese melts. Top with lettuce, fresh tomato, olives, onions and remaining cheese.

Recipe By : Taste Of Home June/July '96

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