The only thing better than tacos or pizza is taco pizza. THIS taco pizza. Loaded with creamy black beans, cheese, and fresh salsa, this is a pizza for the whole family!
Servings: 4 Print Recipe
For the Fast & Easy Pizza Dough:
- ¼ cup warm water
- 1 tsp sea salt
- 1 Tbsp brown sugar
- 1 Tbsp active dry yeast
- ¼ cup good olive oil
- 2 ¼ cups flour
For the rice/veggie meat mixture:
- 4-6 oz group beef substitute, such as Beyond Meat, Gardein, or Morning Star
- 1 Tbsp olive oil
- 1½-2 cups rice, cooked
- ¼ scant tsp sea salt
- ¼ scant tsp garlic powder
- ¼ scant tsp onion powder
For the creamy black beans:
- 15 oz can black beans
- 1 Tbsp Vegenaise, or mayonnaise
- ¼ scant tsp sea salt
- ¼ tsp garlic powder
For the salsa:
- 1 cup cherry tomatoes, chopped
- 2 Tbsp onion, chopped (about ¼ of a small onion)
- 2 Tbsp cilantro, minced
- ¼ tsp sea salt
- 2 tsp lime juice
- 1-2 cups Cheddar cheese, freshly grated, use vegan cheddar to keep the pizza vegan
Make the dough
In a small bowl, add the warm water, salt, brown sugar, and active dry yeast. Whisk with a fork, and let sit for about five minutes, or until the yeast has activated. (The mixture will get foamy/bubbly.)
To a large mixing bowl, add the olive oil and two cups of flour. Now add the activated yeast mixture, and stir until the dough starts to come together. It will look a little shaggy at this point.
Add the last of the flour and water
Now add the remaining ¼ cup flour to the mixing bowl, and keep mixing with a spoon or your hand. The dough will be a little dry at this point, so start adding the final ½ cup water. Go slowly, you may not need to use the whole ½ cup.
Keep adding the water and incorporating it into the dough with your hand or stirring utensil until a nice, slightly sticky dough has formed. It should stick to your hands slightly when touched.
If it is sticking more than slightly to your hands, add a little more flour. If it is too dry and not sticking to your hands at all, add more water until you reach the slightly sticky consistency.
Let the dough rise
Leave the dough in the mixing bowl, cover with a towel, and let rise for at least 10 minutes, or while you make the other components of the pizza. (Putting the bowl on top of a warm oven will help the dough rise more quickly.)
Make the rice/veggie meat mixture
Make the ground beef substitute
While the rice cooks, prepare the ground beef substitute.
In a medium size skillet, add the ground beef substitute and the olive oil.
Note: if using Beyond Meat, I recommend adding a little bit sea salt to the skillet, just to taste. Beyond Meat ground beef always needs a little seasoning in my book!
Let the meat substitute cook in the olive oil until it’s warmed through and slightly browned on the outside, about 10-12 minutes.
Put it all together
Once the rice and ground beef have finished cooking, add them both to a large mixing bowl.
Now add in the salt, garlic powder, and onion powder. Mix everything together until combined and everything is evenly distributed. Taste and adjust seasonings as desired.
Make the salsa and creamy black beans
You can make the salsa and creamy black beans while the rice cooks if you want to make this a quick meal!
For the salsa, simply chop the tomato and onion, mince the cilantro, add them all to a small bowl, and squeeze in the lime juice. Add the salt, and the salsa is done!
Make the creamy black beans
In a medium-sized bowl, add the drained black beans, salt, garlic powder, and Vegenaise (or mayonnaise).
With a fork, just start mashing it all together! Keep mashing until most of the beans are, well, mashed, and creamy. You still want some texture, kind of like refried beans, so don’t mash too much!
Finish the pizza dough
Back to the pizza dough. Once the dough has had a chance to rise for at least 10 minutes, punch the dough down with your fist. At this point, decide how many pizzas you wish to make, and how thick you would like your crust to be.
For a thinner crust, divide the dough in half, and put one half of the dough in the fridge for up to three days, or in the freezer for up to three months.
Roll out the dough
With the dough you will use today, roll the dough out (or just stretch it out with your hands, but know that it won’t cook as evenly) on an oiled cookie sheet, or a piece of parchment paper if you will cook the pizza on a pizza stone.
Flour the top of the dough before rolling to keep the dough from sticking to your rolling pin.
Build the pizza
Once you have rolled (or stretched) your dough out to the desired size, begin building your pizza.
Start by spreading the black bean mixture over the dough with an offset spatula. Then sprinkle the rice/veggie meat mixture on top of the creamy black beans. Use as much or as little of the rice/veggie meat mixture as desired.
Now sprinkle the cheese over the rice/veggie meat mixture, followed by the salsa. Use as much or as little of the salsa as desired.
Serve and enjoy!
Top the pizza with avocado, sour cream, or additional salsa if desired.
Slice, and serve alone or with a nice green salad. Enjoy!
This pizza is vegetarian! This pizza is vegan if you use vegan cheese. This pizza is gluten free if you use gluten free crust and gluten free meat substitute.