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Taco Naan Pizza

Taco Naan Pizza

Taco Naan Pizza is an easy yummy dish that looks like a pizza but tastes like homemade tacos. With shredded lettuce, sour cream & tomatoes, it’s a giant taco!

I just invented this Taco Naan Pizza today, and it turned into a full meal comfort food home run. My son pronounced it most appetizing looking and a real favorite – said he absolutely loved it. Plus it was very simple to put together. Other than the naan, I usually have all the ingredients at hand.

Stonefire Naan 2-pack

I happened to have a 2-pack of  Stonefire Whole Grain Naan. an 8.8 oz package. If you’re not serving Indian food, they just scream to be used as small pizza crusts – perfect size, thickness, etc. Each one is perfect for 2 people, unless you’re a male under 30 in which case you’ll probably eat the whole 2-pack of pizzas yourself. In our case, I had 1/3 of a naan pizza while my 25 year old son had 2/3. Very satisfying. I also happened to have a 1-lb package of ground beef I had thawed and an open jar of salsa I wanted to use. Plus I had just brought home some freshly roasted green chiles from one of our Denver street corner chile vendors.

A 2-pack of naan and a pound of beef is just about right for feeding 4 average people, i.e., not football players. For the hot sauce, I used Tapatio, which worked very well. Also Cholula is good. I find adding a small amount of hot sauce in addition to taco seasoning rounds out the flavor and tends to create a more robust, fuller flavor. I usually add it to taste – not just for the heat level but also for the overall flavor and level of seasoning I want. For me, tasting and adjusting is mandatory. Since it’s going on top of the pizza, I tend to make it a bit spicier and hotter than I would if I were eating it by itself.

Taco Naan Pizza with toppings

This is a very forgiving recipe, so feel free to experiment with it. It would be good with black olives, sundried tomatoes, and other typical pizza toppings. Hotter green chiles would also be really good. Got any other ideas? Let me know!

Taco Naan Pizza
 
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Recipe type: Main Dish
Cuisine: Southwestern
Serves: 4 servings
Ingredients
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • ½ cup diced onion
  • 1½ tbsp taco seasoning
  • ½ tsp hot sauce (Cholula or similar), or to taste
  • ½ cup mild or medium diced green chiles
  • 1 2-pack Stonefire Naan
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar & jack cheese
  • optional: shredded lettuce, chopped tomatoes, and sour cream
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400°.
  2. Break up the beef in a medium skillet. Add onion and sprinkle taco seasoning evenly over the top.
  3. Brown while occasionally stirring and breaking up into smaller pieces with a fork. Add chiles and hot sauce to taste.
  4. While meat is browning, place the naan on a baking sheet and spread the salsa evenly over the top. Spread the cheese evenly over the salsa.
  5. Top with a layer of the browned seasoned beef and bake for about 8 minutes or until cheese is fully melted.
  6. Serve with shredded lettuce, tomatoes and sour cream. Enjoy!

 

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