Mexican Pizzas

The other day I was SERIOUSLY craving a Mexican pizza. Have I ever had one? No. It just sounded like something I needed. Immediately. So I got to it and came up with this. The foundation for these pizzas is the grilled dough. I'm ALL about grilling my pizza dough. It leaves the crust crunchy and chewy and holds up to a lot of toppings. Instead of waiting for my own pizza dough to rise and such, I just quickly defrosted some Rhodes rolls I had in the freezer. Jackpot! They were perfect. And the kids thought they were pretty fun. Switch it up with this simple, delicious dinner.

Rhodes rolls, defrosted (or your favorite pizza dough)
1 pound ground turkey (ground beef can be substituted)
1 taco packet
1 can refried beans
1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
shredded cheese
shredded lettuce
1 cup sour cream
1/4 cup salsa
Any other toppings you prefer on a taco

In a large skillet, brown turkey. When meat is browned, add the taco packet and 1/4 cup water. Simmer for several minutes until thick. Add refried beans. Stir until well incorporated. Cover and remove from heat.

Roll out small dough balls into small circles, about 6-7 inches in diameter. Heat a grill pan (or outside grill) on high heat. Brush one side of the dough with olive oil. Put oil side down on hot grill pan. They will cook fast, so beware. Before flipping, brush raw side with olive oil. Finish cooking the other side. Remove to a large baking sheet.

Spread a large spoonful of the taco mixture on top of the grilled pizza dough. Sprinkle with black beans and then shredded cheese. Broil on high until the cheese is melted and bubbly. Remove and top with shredded lettuce and your favorite toppings, such as tomatoes, avocados and onions. Mix 1 cup sour cream with about 1/4 cup salsa and drizzle over pizzas. Enjoy!!