sombrero pizza

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By Francine Lizotte
from Surrey South, BC

This beautiful pizza is unbelievably flavorful! You'll be pleasantly surprised with this delicious and colorful pie!

serves 2 pizzas
prep time 20 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For sombrero pizza

  • PIZZA
  • 1 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 1 c
    onions, chopped
  • 1/3 c
    jalapeño peppers, seeded, ribs removed and finely chopped
  • 1 1/2 lb
    (750 g.) lean ground beef
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground himalayan sea salt, or to taste
  • 1/2 tsp
    freshly ground black pepper, or to taste (i always use mixed peppercorns)
  • 3 Tbsp
    taco seasoning, divided
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    dried mexican oregano (substitute with regular oregano)
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp
    red pepper flakes
  • 3 lg
    cloves garlic, pressed
  • 1 can
    (16 oz.) refried beans
  • 1/3 c
    medium chunky salsa
  • 2 lg
    (14-inch each) pizza doughs
  • 1 1/2 c
    sharp white cheddar cheese (3/4 cup per pizza), grated
  • 1 1/2 c
    sharp yellow cheddar cheese (3/4 cup per pizza), grated
  • TOPPING
  • 2 c
    iceberg lettuce, washed and cut into 2-inch strips
  • 3 lg
    roma tomatoes, washed, seeded and diced
  • 1/2 c
    sharp white cheddar cheese (1/4 cup per pizza), grated
  • 1/2 c
    sharp yellow cheddar cheese (1/4 cup per pizza), grated
  • 2 Tbsp
    fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 4 Tbsp
    ranch dressing

How To Make sombrero pizza

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 500ºF.
  • 2
    In a large skillet over medium heat, add oil and when hot, add onions and jalapeño peppers; sauté for 2 minutes. Add ground beef and season with ground sea salt and freshly ground black pepper. Cook half way breaking down the meat into small pieces. Add 2 tbsp. taco seasoning, oregano, cumin and red pepper flakes; stir and cook until the meat is no longer pink. Add garlic and sauté for 1 minute. Remove from the heat and set aside.
  • 3
    In a bowl, combine refried beans, salsa and the remaining 1 tbsp. taco seasoning; stir well.
  • 4
    To assemble the pizza, divide and spread the refried bean mixture on the 2 pizza doughs as well as beef mixture, leaving about ½ inch around the edge. Add ¾ cup each of white and yellow cheese per pie.
  • 5
    Transfer the pizza to the preheated oven and bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until the crust is golden and the cheeses are melted.
  • 6
    Remove from the heat and divide iceberg lettuce and tomatoes between the two pizzas. Add a ¼ cup of white and yellow cheese per pie and then divide the cilantro between the two pizzas. Drizzle on the ranch dressing. Makes two pizzas
  • 7
    To view this recipe on YouTube, click on this link >>>> https://youtu.be/SbUTopghmP8
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