The Whole Enchilada Pizza

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Yes, that was corny. Sometimes I am corny. Let's move on, mmkay?

I still had a lump of bock beer pizza dough in my freezer, begging me to use it every time I reached in for coffee or a Lean Cuisine.

"Heatherrrrrrrr," it would call.

I would look suspiciously at my cats.

"Heatherrrrr....eat meeeee....."

"Oh, not now, Bocky," I would say, glancing at my watch. "It's only 7:30 in the morning!"

"Take me out and defrost meeee....load me with delicious toppings....maybe make me taste like something else you're craving? ....eeee...?"

You see what I was up against.

At the risk of needing to toss it out (or be committed to an institution), I decided to make up an Enchilada Pizza recipe. I loooves me some enchiladas. They are so very naughty...but I can't resist. It was much the same with this pizza when all was said and done. I can usually resist eating two portions. But not this time! This is a SERIOUSLY awesome pizza. It tastes like an enchilada. How can it be bad?

Enchilada Pizza (by moi)
-1 portion bock beer pizza dough
-Vegetable oil
-Salt, Pepper, Ground Cumin
-Approximately 1/4 can of Enchilada Sauce
-8 ounces shredded Chihuahua cheese
-2-3 ounces shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
-2 cloves garlic, minced
-Approximately 3.5 ounces canned black beans, drained and rinsed
-1/2 red pepper, thinly sliced
-1/2 small can black olives, sliced
-1-2 tablespoon(s) cilantro, roughly chopped

1. Preheat oven to 500 with a baking stone on the lower rack for 30 minutes prior to baking.

2. Gently stretch the dough to the size you want and place it on a piece of parchment paper on the back of a baking sheet. Brush the dough with about 1 tablespoon vegetable oil. Sprinkle liberally with salt, pepper, and cumin. Bake for 2 minutes. Set aside and discard parchment paper.

3. Using a spoon (to help control the amount), apply some enchilada sauce to the dough. Use a pastry brush to spread the sauce evenly. Enchilada sauce is much thinner than pizza sauce, so you only want a thin layer (you should still be able to see the dough through the sauce).

4. Layer your ingredients: Chihuahua cheese (half the package), black beans (not too many or the pizza slices will be too heavy to lift!), garlic, cheddar, a couple splashes of enchilada sauce using the spoon, red peppers, olives, and the rest of the Chihuahua cheese.

5. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until crust is golden-brown and the center is nicely melted.

Is it too much to reiterate how amazing a pizza this is? It is? Too bad!!

THIS PIZZA IS SO GOOD.

The end.

14 comments:

Heather said...

Oh my gosh! That looks awesome! :)

Christine Wu said...

Hahahaha you're funny! Lots of times I feel that way too, like some ingredients are haunting me, calling me to use them.

Victoria said...

Sometimes, food in my freezer talks to me too, especially when it's been in there too long and neglected, lol. This sounds like an awesome pizza idea! I too love enchiladas AND pizza, so this certainly is a winning combination :) Mmmmm!

Belzy said...

Heather.....you made me drooling!! What a brilliant to make up this recipe. Enchilada Pizza!! I never think about that before until I saw it in your blog. I love pizza, and lately I found lots of 'unique' pizzas' recipe, including your recipe ;)

Jessica said...

That's brilliant! To make the pizza with enchilada ingredients (don't worry, everyone has that cheesy-ness inside them somewhere, which is what makes us so awesome) is a great choice for a pizza! I can almost imagine the taste of it right now.

Celia said...

This looks so tasty. Also, the idea of beer pizza dough is awesome...

Kristen said...

Sounds wonderful. I can totally see how it would be hard to resist the call of the freezer when you had that dough in there!

Belinda @zomppa said...

I'll have this and the whole enchilada! =)

Swathi said...

You are making me hungry with delicious Pizza.

Kori said...

Yum! I made a chicken taco pizza this week with fresh tomatoes and cilantro, corn, black beans, and shredded chicken, and it was great too! I love your idea of adding olives though. I'll have to remember that for next time!

Reeni said...

I love that you combined two of my favorites into one! And that crust looks pretty amazing too. I completely understand food talking to you - cranberry sauce talked me into making brownies today!

Ang said...

Catching up on my favorite sites today:) I have been eye balling this for a couple days now and I must say......it looks amazing! It's fun to take things leftover or even creating new pizza ideas:)

briarrose said...

Wonderful pizza flavor idea. LOve it!

Online TABC Certification said...

Thanks for sharing this recipe it's definitely a really good reward for my brother who got his Alcohol Server Certification last week. But still work on the dough first. I'm not really the cook-type but I'd like to do something special for him.

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