Extra Beefy Mexican Pizza

Marriage is all about compromise, isn’t it?

I asked my husband if he wanted pizza for dinner. That was a mistake. I had pictured a heavenly grilled veggie pizza, and began taking ingredients out of the frig. Mike’s response wasn’t what I had in mind.

“I’d like beef on my pizza. please.”

Drick's Mexican Seasoning

Drick’s Mexican Seasoning

Hmmmmm. Unfortunately for me, ground beef was also in the refrigerator.

In the spirit of compromise, I caved and created this beefy Mexican pizza. Mike’s beef was sautéed with peppers, onions and Drick’s Mexican Seasoning, then the pizza dough was spread with a light Ranch dressing just for the fun of it.

You know what? Compromise isn’t such a bad thing. I guess that’s why we’ve been married for 29 years.

Happy cooking!

Beefy Beef Mexican Pizza

Beefy Beef Mexican Pizza

Beefy Beef Mexican Pizza
  • 1 large pizza dough
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • ½ cup onion, chopped
  • ½ cup peppers, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons Drick's Mexican Seasoning
  • ⅓ cup light Ranch dressing
  • ½ cup salsa
  • 1 cup low fat Mexican Cheese
  1. 1. Preheat the oven to 450.
  2. 2. Heat a nonstick skillet over medium heat and add onion and peppers. Cook 5 minutes until softened, then add crumbled ground beef. Cook 5 - 8 minutes until beef is cooked through. Drain excess fat from the pan.
  3. 3. Spread Ranch salad dressing over pizza crust. Top with beef mixture, drizzle with salsa, and sprinkle with cheese.
  4. 4. Bake for 15 - 20 minutes, depending on how thick your crust is, until cheese melts and bubbles and dough is cooked through.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 8

What’s good for me in this dish?

Grass-fed beef is a bit pricier, but grain-fed cows tend to have more fat. The fat in grain-fed beef isn’t as high in those heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids that we all want in our diet for their blood pressure lowering, heart attack reducing benefits. Not to mention the fact that grass fed beef doesn’t contain residues of antibiotics used to keep disease away.

Lean beef is also a terrific source of protein. Protein is a fundamental part of every cell in your body. We use it for growth and also to repair our organs, skin, hair, and nails. In addition, protein is involved in the building of our bones, muscles and blood. Pretty important stuff! Just 3 or 4 ounces can provide a person with half a day’s requirement of this macronutrient.

Amount Per Serving
Calories: 166
Total Fat: 7.70g
Cholesterol: 52mg
Sodium: 327mg
Total Carbs: 2.53g
Dietary Fiber: 0.28g
Sugars: 0.37g
Protein: 19.51g

Weight Watchers Points 4

Nutrition details obtained from whfoods.org, nutritiondata.com, about.com, and abouthomecooking.com.

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  1. says

    oh my – I want a slice (or two) of that myself, tell Mike to share … thanks for mentioning me and glad you liked the seasoning blend … hope you use it on many things…

  2. says

    This looks like a great compromise! While I could certainly go for the grilled vegetable pizza you were describing, this looks delicious as well. And, like something my husband would have requested :) I guess we are good at compromise too!

  3. says

    The magazine I’m going through has a pizza challenge that includes a taco pizza, but they use chicken. I was reminded of it when I saw yours. I’d prefer the beefy beef one!

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