mexican nacho pizza

My pizza dough recipe was wack. You made it and you liked it. Phew! I’ve made some pretty interesting pizzas in my past. Remember when I made a pizza with goat cheese, spinach and figs? Or that time when I threw apples on there and called it awesome? Right now I could be in Halifax dipping my pizza crusts into donair sauce. I’m not sure what donair sauce is, but I’m sure I’ll find out. Maybe I’m eating potato pizzas in PEI while laying on a red sand beach. But for the sake of this post, I’m going to take a trip down Mexico way or at least dip into Tex-Mex territory and talk about a pizza topped with refried beans, sour cream and cilantro. Don’t be afraid, it’s a good combo. I made this vegetarian, but feel free to add some sauteed ground beef or some chorizo sausage to top up this baby. This is a weighty pizza…those refried beans aren’t lightweight, so it’s filling and there will be extras for the following day. And that’s okay, because this pizza tastes great the second day.

31 comments to “mexican nacho pizza”

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    Dawn   August 21, 2009 at 10:29 am

    yes please keep bringing those creative pizza ideas to us. I am a pizza-lover to the extreme. Love love love this one.

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    EAT!   August 21, 2009 at 10:37 am

    I am all for funky pizzas. I posted abut the chicken caesar salad pizza I made this week.

    Can't wait to try yours.

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    Kristilyn   August 21, 2009 at 10:38 am

    This looks great! My husband and I both love Mexican food and I'm sure this would be a wonderful pizza.


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    Casey   August 21, 2009 at 11:00 am

    My most favorite pizza place (Antonio's in Amherst, MA) makes an avocado quesadilla pizza. it's similar this one, only without the beans… and SO yummy. I think, though, that I would prefer the beans version, so thanks for sharing!

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    Megan   August 21, 2009 at 11:05 am

    I dated a guy who was from the East Coast and he used to rave about the Donairs out there. Apparently the mysterious Donair Sauce (if you really want to know) is made of a strange combination of condensed milk, powdered sugar, and spices.

    I love your pizza ideas, best thing about pizzas is there isn't much you can't put on it!

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    OffTheHooks   August 21, 2009 at 11:12 am

    looks delish… we've been doing our pizza on the bbq lately, dough and all. i will have to try this one in the future.

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    Cooper   August 21, 2009 at 12:19 pm

    that looks great…now i have a good idea for the weekend…thanx.

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    tania   August 21, 2009 at 12:40 pm

    your pizza dough IS wack- if that means AWESOME- i have made it 3 times now and i drool about it when i am not making it- deeee lish!
    thank-you! i really never believed it could be that easy-
    hope you are having a great holiday!

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    Mari   August 21, 2009 at 2:47 pm

    This looks so good, god I love refried beans!!!

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    Amanda Nicole   August 21, 2009 at 10:15 am

    Oh wow. This looks and sounds fantastic! I love creative pizza ideas 🙂

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    Bijoux   August 21, 2009 at 8:20 pm

    A pizza Renaissance right before my eyes…the sour cream looks so good on the pizza…even though sour cream is a no-no for people with "dairy issues" I can't resist this temptation and will definitely have to try it out soon. Yum!

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    Amy   August 21, 2009 at 1:40 pm

    Okay. So I know not all pizzas are created equal, but I've yet to have one that I really didn't enjoy. This one in particular would, no doubt. rate highly.

    I make a kick-ass quesadilla that is reminiscent of this. Yummy.

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    Joanne   August 22, 2009 at 7:45 am

    I have loved so many of your pizza ideas in the past and this is no exception. The best part of making pizza at home is that you can add whatever toppings you want! Sounds delicious.

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    Ange   August 22, 2009 at 4:20 pm

    I thought wack meant bad?

    Either way, this looks fantabulous.

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    Sarena Shasteen   August 23, 2009 at 12:29 pm

    You seem to always make something that I am in the mood for! I was just telling my husband that I wanted to make a Mexican pizza! Yours looks delicious!

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    stephchows   August 24, 2009 at 11:01 am

    sounds absolutely delicious to me!

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    eatme_delicious   August 24, 2009 at 12:36 pm

    Yummm this looks so good! Brilliant creation.

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    Maria Baker   August 24, 2009 at 5:33 pm

    I was just in Halifax a couple weeks ago and my sister in law brought home a donair pizza. It was delicious.

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    CookiePie   August 25, 2009 at 10:36 am

    I love pizza so much, you could make a shoelace pizza and I'd probably like it! 🙂 But I like your Mexican pizza idea better… 🙂

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    biz319   August 25, 2009 at 1:56 pm

    I love Mexican pizza – but I mix fat free refried beans with canned enchilada sauce as the base, add grilled chicken, corn and black beans and pepper jack cheese.

    Then after it comes out of the oven I let it sit for 5 minutes and then sprinkle it with shredded lettuce and pickled jalapenos. SO FRICKIN GOOD!

    Okay, now I don't know if I can wait until Pizza Party Friday to make this!

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    Blogtrot   August 25, 2009 at 9:14 pm

    Gonna have to try this one! Nice picture too!

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    tara   August 30, 2009 at 7:43 am

    I always want Mexican, but S not so much. If I show him this, I do believe I could convince him that it is a very good idea.

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    kickpleat   August 31, 2009 at 9:26 am

    Amanda Nicole, thanks! It's pretty easy to get creative with pizza.

    Thanks Dawn, who isn't a pizza lover, really??

    Thanks, EAT!

    Kristilyn, it is simple and tasty so I'm sure you'd love it.

    That sounds so so good, Casey. So many possibilities with pizza!

    Megan I didn't get to try a donair there. The sauce does seem a bit out there though!

    CraftyAsh, I haven't tried bbq-ing my pizza yet – I've got a tiny bbq! Maybe I'll make personal sized pizzas. Yum.

    Enjoy, Cooper 🙂

    Tania, let's call it awesome 🙂 So glad that you've made it so often! Me too!

    Amy think of this as a pizza quesadilla!

    I do too, Mari. Thanks!

    Bijoux, you could just use guacamole instead! That would be delicious.

    Agreed, Joanne.

    Yeah, I guess it does. That's what I get for writing 4 blog posts in one evening before a big trip! I get a little crazy sometimes.

    Thanks Sarena!

    Well that's because it is, stephchows 😉

    Thanks, eatme!

    Maria, I should have tried one! Damn.

    CookiePie, I'd stick with this instead of shoelaces.

    Biz, your version sounds amazing! Corn and lettuce, Yum!

    Thanks, blogtrot.

    Tara, it is a very very good idea 🙂

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    Dana   August 31, 2009 at 2:04 pm

    I love Mexican pizza! The bakery on Lopez Island makes an incredible version of it and I'm always sorry when they sell out of it. I've made it once before and loved it. Your version is different so I will have to give it a try!

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    The Purple Foodie   August 31, 2009 at 9:43 pm

    I love Mexican flavours and this pizza sounds right up my alley!

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    kickpleat   September 5, 2009 at 7:12 pm

    oooh, dana, i'm curious what's on the island's pizza?

    thanks purple, this is a good one!

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    Weekend Carnivore   September 18, 2009 at 11:54 am

    That looks great! On a recent trip to Norway, we actually had a nacho pizza that came complete with a wedge of lime to squeeze over the pizza and a dish of sour cream.

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    kickpleat   September 23, 2009 at 9:56 am

    Weekend, sounds great!

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    Lee   May 26, 2010 at 2:39 pm

    How does this count as nacho? There’s no chips.

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    Tim Lade   May 28, 2010 at 9:29 am

    @Lee…the dough would be the nachos son.

    Why do you think the dough is wack…I thought it was awesome!

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