It’s “Arrival Survival” week here at Pitt. But to us it seems like there is a lot of arriving and not enough surviving. Freshman are beginning to pour into the Oakland area for the very first time this week.
The freshman see it this way:
We see it this way:
Okay maybe we should lay off the freshman moving in this week. We were one of those freshies not too long ago. Yesterday was actually the 4-year anniversary of when we met for the first time! (You can read all about it here). This week is also a special week because our bestest friend in the whole world, Karin, is moving in to sublet the extra room for the fall semester. Speaking of freshman and Karin, here is a picture of us as freshman with Karin!
Alright enough with the reminiscing, we’ve got a recipe to share with you – Taco pizzas! We realize this is a very easy recipe and is basically a baked un-folded taco. But we made it, it was easy, and we liked it, so now you will know how to make it too! And with the extra beans and meat you don’t use for pizzas, make tacos for lunch or dinner the next day!
Basically a taco. Who we kidding?
- Servings – 6 pizzas
- Prep time – 10 minutes
- Cook – 20 minutes
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1 packet taco seasoning
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 1 can refried beans
- 6 corn tortillas
- 3 baby bell peppers, thinly sliced (optional but a good decision)
- About 1/2 cup shredded cheese (any kind you like)
1. Preheat your oven to 400ºF. Lay out the corn tortillas (3 per sheet) onto baking sheets (lightly sprayed with non-stick). Bake the tortillas for 3 minutes so they become slightly crispy.
2. In a large non-stick pan, brown the ground beef over medium-high heat. Drain any excess fat, add in the taco seasoning, onion, and 2 tablespoons of water and cook over medium heat until onions become tender.
3. While beef is browning, heat up the re-fried beans in a separate sauce pan. Set aside once beans become warm and easy to stir (you can also do this in the microwave!).
4.Spread the beans over the tortillas (like the sauce) and beef (like the toppings). You can then layer on the bell pepper slices and the cheese or any topping you wish to add.
5. Bake for 10 minutes or until the cheese becomes nice and bubbly.
6. Serve with your favorite taco toppings and enjoy!