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Smoky Latin Gourmet Pizza with Cauliflower Crust

Keyword: Gluten Free
Servings: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 2-4 fully cooked cauliflower pizza crusts, homemade or store bought Makes 2 "loaded" pizzas, or up to 4 lighter pizzas. *This recipe also works great with any fully cooked pizza crust of your choosing. Follow the directions for your choice of crust., or frozen
  • 1 lb ground beef Use any ground meat, or meat substitute crumble, or cubed tofu, if you like
  • 1 jar Mesa de Vida Smoky Latin Cooking & Seasoning Sauce
  • Salt to taste Our global gourmet cooking and seasoning sauces are extremely lowsodium so you can salt to your own tastes/preferences
  • 1 small red onion finely sliced
  • 1-2 cups shredded or crumbled cheese of your choice We love the combination of cotija or queso fresco, and Monterey Jack for these pizzas. *Keep it dairy free by skipping the cheese, or using your favorite dairy-free substitute
  • sliced jalapenos optional
  • diced avocado optional
  • 1 cup fresh tomato optional
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro chopped, optional
  • serve with sour cream and/or salsa, if you like optional

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven according to the instructions recommended for your crust. *See tip below if making 2 pizzas.
  • Meanwhile, heat a skillet over medium-high heat. When hot, add meat, Mesa de Vida Smoky Latin Cooking & Seasoning Sauce, and salt to taste. Cook, stirring often until the meat is fully cooked.
  • Have your pizza crusts ready on baking sheets (I like to use parchment paper to prevent sticking.)
  • Divide the cooked meat and sauce mixture among your pizza crusts, spread evenly to the edge of the crust. Top with onion, cheese, and jalapeno, if using.
  • Bake according to your crust instructions (typically 10 or so minutes). *Tip: If you are making just 2 pizzas I recommend lowering the recommended heat by 25 degrees and cooking about 5 minutes longer to ensure the crust cooks and crisps up thoroughly.
  • Remove from the oven, top with diced avocado, tomatoes, and fresh herbs. Let the pizzas rest for 5-10 minutes to cool and firm up a bit.
  • Slice and enjoy!