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Monday, January 24, 2011

Mexican Black Bean and Spinach Pizza

So, I have a new favorite food blog, This Chick Cooks.  She's got some really great recipes, like Pesto Stromboli , Pesto Herb Bread and Gooey Chocolate Brownies, but the best recipe by far is her Mexican Black Bean and Spinach Pizza.  I made it last night for dinner and it is wonderful. 

I had to make some changes to the recipe to account for ingredients I did not have and I di made my own crust.   Don't be tempted to leave out the hot sauce.  It does not add heat, it really adds to the depth of flavor.   

Pizza Crust
1 pkg. active dry yeast
1 c warm water
1 t sugar
1 t salt
2 T vegetable oil
2 1/2 c all purpose flour (or whole wheat)

Dissolve yeast in warm water.  Stir in remaining ingredients;  beat vigourously 20 strokes.  Let rise about 15 minutes.  Divide dough into halves.  Pat each half in to an 11 inch circle on a lightly greased cookie sheet or pizza stone.  To with sauce and toppings.  Bake at 450 for 20 minutes. 

Mexican Black Bean and Spinach Pizza - with my changes
1 can black beans
1/2 - 10 oz box chopped spinach )cooked and drained)
1/3 c finely chopped onion
2 tsp. taco seasoning
1/2 t hot sauce
2 T chopped fresh cilantro
1 1/2 c colby jack cheese, shredded

Bake crust for 8 minutes at 450 degrees. 
Mash black beans with a fork.  Add spinach, onion, taco seasoning and hot sauce, stir to mix.  Spread mixture on crust.  Top with cilantro and cheese.  Bake for 10 minutes.  Let stand 5 minutes, cut and serve.

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6 comments:

  1. We might have to try that next week!

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  2. This sounds delicious. I love unique pizza toppings. It definitely changes things up from the traditional pepperoni and sausage.

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  3. What a great combination for a pizza. I love unusual pizzas. Thanks for linking up.

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  4. I'm glad you made this and enjoyed it! Yours looks so delicious. Have a great day.

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