Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Mexican Pizza

I used to think that BBQ Chicken Pizza topped with slices of red onion and chopped cilantro was my favorite pizza.

Coming in at a very close second place was Veggie Pizza topped with zucchini, tomato, mushrooms, olives and bell peppers.

But after making this pizza with Homemade Chorizo and sliced jalapeño peppers, I have a new all-time favorite that I like to call Mexican Pizza.

And to make it even more Mexican, I baked it on a cast iron comal (griddle), which results in a crispier  crust.


Mexican Pizza



Mexican Pizza

Ingredients:
  • Pizza Dough  (I like to use Quick Beer Pizza Dough)
  • 1/4 to 1/3 cup tomato sauce or jarred salsa
  • 6 to 8oz. Mexican Chorizo, cooked
  • Canned Jalapeño slices
  • Asadero or Oaxaca Cheese or Queso Fresco (or a Mexican cheese blend)

Directions:
Preheat oven to 375F.  Grease a pizza pan or cast iron comal with vegetable oil; set aside.  Roll out your pizza dough on a lightly floured surface; transfer dough to pizza pan.  Spread tomato sauce over the pizza dough.  Top with the cooked Chorizo.


Mexican Pizza Prep 1


Top with canned jalapeño slices.


Mexican Pizza Prep 2



And last, but not least, follow with a layer of lots of shredded cheese.  Bake at 375F for about 20 minutes or until the cheese has melted and the crust has turned a light golden brown.

Mexican Pizza Prep 3



Top with your choice of bottled hot sauce, Chile de Molcajete or Homemade Red Pepper Flakes Enjoy!!!

Mexican Pizza 2


What's your favorite pizza?


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3 comments:

  1. That looks amazing.  I know the hubs would love it (and me, too)!  My favorite pizza is one I can get from a local joint with a thick, chewy crust topped with garlic, onions, broccoli, and Italian sausage w/ lots of fennel seeds in it.  A sprinkle of chile and it's perfection!

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  2. I realized this was far fancier than I could make it look as soon as you said you made it on a cast iron comal - I'm not even confident I own a pizza pan!

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  3. This looks yum! Never cooked pizza on cast iron although I hear it's wonderful. My favorite pizza is bbq chicken. Yum.

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