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.”
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.
- 1 large pizza dough
- 1 pound lean ground beef
- 1/2 cup onion, chopped
- 1/2 cup peppers, chopped
- 3 tablespoons Drick's Mexican Seasoning
- ⅓ cup light Ranch dressing
- ½ cup salsa
- 1 cup low fat Mexican Cheese
- 1. Preheat the oven to 450.
- 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. Spread Ranch salad dressing over pizza crust. Top with beef mixture, drizzle with salsa, and sprinkle with cheese.
- 4. Bake for 15 - 20 minutes, depending on how thick your crust is, until cheese melts and bubbles and dough is cooked through.
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
Total Fat: 7.70g
Total Carbs: 2.53g
Dietary Fiber: 0.28g
Weight Watchers Points 4
Nutrition details obtained from whfoods.org, nutritiondata.com, about.com, and abouthomecooking.com.