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- Yield: 4 servings
- 1/4 oz yeast
- 1 1/3 cups warm water
- 3 1/2 cups all purpose flour
- 2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp sugar
- 2 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
- 1/2 can refried beans
- 1/4 cup taco sauce
- 1/4 cup pizza sauce
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1 packet taco seasoning
- Mozzarella cheese, shredded
- Colby jack cheese, shredded
- Chopped tomatoes
- Taco Doritos
Stir together yeast and warm water in a small bowl; set aside for 5 minutes.
Mix together the flour, salt, sugar and olive oil in a large bowl, or the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the dough hook. Optionally, add dried herbs like basil, oregano or rosemary. Stir in the yeast water. Knead with the dough hook or by hand on a well floured surface for about 5 minutes. If using the stand mixer, once finished kneading, remove dough from bowl and shape into a large ball by hand.
Oil two bowls lightly with olive oil and set aside. Divide the dough into two pieces and roll into balls. Place each ball into the oiled bowls, seam side down, and coat the tops with a little olive oil. Top each bowl with plastic wrap or a clean, dry towel and place the dough in a warm place (I use an oven preheated to 250 degrees F, then turned off). Let rise 2 hours.
Once risen, either use immediately by turning dough out onto a floured surface and shaping. Or, wrap dough in plastic wrap, then a plastic bag, and freeze or refrigerate to use later.
Brown the ground beef, drain any excess fat. Add taco seasoning and a little water. When it is cooked through, remove from heat and let cool slightly.
Roll out, stretch, toss your crusts until they are the desired thinness. Preheat oven to 480° degrees.
Mix taco sauce, beans and pizza sauce together. Spread this over the crust. Top with a mozzarella, then ground beef, then Colby Jack. Bake until cheese is bubbly and crust is golden, about 10 minutes in my convection. Let sit for a few minutes to allow cheese to set a bit and slice pizza.
Then cover the pie with lettuce, tomatoes and Doritos (crush them into manageable pieces). Serve with additional taco sauce.