Mexican Pizza

Mexican Pizza.  A dish that combines two of America’s favorite food types.  Like if Domino’s and Taco Bell had a baby.  I really enjoy Mexican food, so when I found a recipe that takes typical Mexican fare and puts it on top of cream cheese and crescent rolls, I was like, “SCORE!”

Ya know how one of those meals that everyone knows how to make is tacos?  They’re just so simple.  You cook some ground beef, add taco seasoning, and then put it in some shells and put toppings on it.  Bam. Done.  This is almost that simple.  Pretty much the only addition step is baking flattened crescent roll dough and then smearing it with a cream cheese/sour cream mixture.  And then the rest is exactly like making a taco (only on baked dough instead of shells).  And the added bonus is that when you take a bite, all the stuff doesn’t fall out the other side and down your arm.  I seriously could probably eat all 6 servings of this stuff in one sitting.  Why is Mexican food so addicting?!

In the ingredients list, I’m including the low-fat versions.  This is the way I make it and it still tastes amazing!  Of course you can use whichever you like, but the low-fat stuff really does taste the same (to me, anyway).

Mexican Pizza

Source: Somewhere on the internet, can’t find the source now.

Serves: 6

Ingredients:
1 (8 ounce) can reduced fat refrigerated crescent rolls
1/2  package reduced fat cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup light sour cream
1/2 pound lean ground beef
1/2 (1.25 ounce) package taco seasoning
1/2 (2.25 ounce) can sliced ripe olives, drained
1/2 medium tomato, chopped
1/4 cup and 2 tablespoons shredded Cheddar cheese
1/4 cup and 2 tablespoons shredded mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup shredded lettuce

Directions:
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

Unroll crescent roll dough and place in an ungreased baking pan. Flatten dough to fit the pan, sealing seams and perforations. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until light golden brown; cool. (I actually stick mine in the freezer so it will cool faster while I complete the remaining steps).

Meanwhile, in a skillet, brown beef; drain. Stir in taco seasoning. Add water according to package directions and simmer for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

In a small bowl, blend cream cheese and sour cream with a wire whisk; spread over crust. Spread meat over cream cheese layer. Top with olives, tomato, cheeses and lettuce.

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