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Mexican Pizza With Beef

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Ingredients
  Warm water 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs), divided (105° To 115°)
  Dry yeast 1⁄4 Ounce (1 Package)
  Sugar 1 Teaspoon
  All purpose flour 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Yellow cornmeal 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Garlic powder 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Freshly ground pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Vegetable cooking spray 1
  Lean ground beef 3⁄4 Pound
  Chopped onion 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Jalapeno pepper 1 , seeded and minced
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Ground cumin 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  No salt added tomato sauce 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Seeded chopped tomato 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Minced fresh cilantro 3 Tablespoon
  Sweet red pepper/Sweet yellow / green pepper 1 Medium, sliced into rings
  Sliced ripe olives 3 Tablespoon
  Shredded monterey jack cheese 4 Ounce (1 Cup)
Directions

Combine 1/4 cup water, yeast, and sugar in a small bowl; let stand 5 minutes.
Position knife blade in food processor bowl.
Add flour, cornmeal, garlic powder, and freshly ground pepper,- top with cover, and process 10 seconds Add yeast mixture, and process until blended.
With processor running, slowly add enough of remaining 1/2 cup water to form a ball that leaves sides of bowl; continue processing 15 to 20 seconds after dough forms a ball.
Let stand 2 minutes.
With processor running, add enough remaining water to make a soft, smooth dough; process 10 to 15 seconds.
Turn dough our onto a 15-inch pizza pan that has been coated with cooking spray.
Shape dough into a ball; cover and let stand 10 minutes.
Pat dough evenly into pan.
Bake at 425° for 5 minutes; set aside.
Coat a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray,- place over medium heat until hot.
Add ground beef and next 4 ingredients; cook until meat is browned, stirring to crumble meat.
Drain and par dry with paper towels, set aside.
Combine tomato sauce, chopped tomato, and cilantro.
Spread mixture over crust, leaving a 1/2-inch border around edges.
Top with ground beef mixture, pepper rings, and olives.
Sprinkle cheese evenly over pizza.
Bake at 425° for 15 to 20 minutes or until crust is lightly browned and cheese melts.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
Mexican
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Baked
Ingredient: 
Cheese

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