Mexican Pizza with Del Monte – Win a Gift pack and $25 Gift Card



Just wanted to share a recipe with you all for some interesting pizza.

On pizza night I like to make the pizza from scratch- we have a pizza stone and I like to make the dough. It takes a while, but with practice and patience, a great meal is worth the wait. (And it makes your house smell great all day long.)

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Dough/Crust

Ingredients

2 cups flour

1 packet yeast

1/4 cup sugar

dash salt

at least 4 cups warm water, maybe a bit more

To make the dough you must give yourself 3-4 hours before cook time in order to get the perfect dough. First of all get 2 cups warm water, about the same temperature as bath water and mix in your sugar until it is dissolved. Once dissolved mix in the yeast packet and let it sit someplace dark and warm. Personally we use the microwave, but DO NOT put it on. Let the yeast sit for about 15 minutes until the yeast wake up and start bubbling and making a foam at the top of the water. At this point take your dry ingredients, the flour and the sale, mix, then add your yeast mixture. You will have to add more water. This is the part where you have to eye ball it. You want the dough to form a ball. This is also one of the fun parts of the recipe that kids can help with you want to mix it with your hands. We always end up having to add more water so its a good idea to start out with 4 cups of warm water so there isn’t a scramble to the sink with dough covered hands. If you don’t use all the water, don’t panic. Once your dough ball is formed, put it into a big bowl which has been greased with olive oil and put a warm damp towel over the top of it and let it sit in a quiet warm place for 2 hours. After two hours it is fun time again. Take out the dough, and it should be double about double its size now. Now punch and knead the dough, get the yeast working again. If your dough isn’t about twice the size, it might be too dry. Wet your hands and work the water it into the dough. Repeat of necessary Repeat until it is just barely sticky. Now cut your dough ball in half or thirds. Put each dough ball in a greased bowl with a warm wet towel over the top. Let the dough sit for about an hour, it should double in size again.

Toppings:

As your dough is making it final rest, get your toppings together. We always make one regular pizza and one unique one. We will discuss the unique Mexican pizza today.

Mexican Pizza toppings:

8 ounces shredded cheddar cheese

1 can Del Monte Petite Cut Diced Tomatoes with Chipotle Chilies

garlic powder

one small onion, cut up into small pieces

quarter cup oil

2 sausage links, cooked and cut into slices

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First lets make our sauce. Put a bit of oil in the pan and fry up your onion with the garlic powder. Then add the sausage as well. Once the onions are starting to sweat add the tomatoes and let them simmer until it thickens up, about 20 minutes or so.

Pizza building time Put your oven on as high as it goes with your pizza stone in the oven during warm up.

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Make sure you have a lot of space and are ready to make a huge mess. Now put a layer of flour on your surface and a rolling pin. Use the pin to roll out the dough. Once the pizza is to your desired thickness and size put olive oil along the top surface and slide onto your pizza stone. Let the dough cook to a light brown. You do not want the dough to be firm and hold up to moving around but not cooked all the way through… If that makes any sense. Pull out your crust and build the pizza, sauce first, then cheese on top. Try to keep your toppings even and about a half to quarter of an inch from the edge of the crust.

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Put the pizza into the oven and cook. This will be pretty quick. You want the cheese bubbly and melting.

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Cut and Enjoy.For more information check out Delmonte.com, and Del Monte on Pinterist, and Facebook.

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Comments

  1. Melanie Montgomery says:

    Id make a salsa

  2. Kari Flores says:

    I would use these as a base for some amazing salsa.

  3. cynthia mahoney says:

    salsa

  4. I’d make lasagna!

  5. Denise Welch says:

    I would make tacos

  6. I’ll make chili

  7. Allison Downes says:

    queso dip

    Thanks for the great giveaway!

  8. Sharon Kaminski says:

    it would tacos

  9. Karen Farrow says:

    gotta be chili

  10. I’d make Fajitas.

  11. I would make chili :)

  12. I would make Jambalaya

  13. Cori Westphal says:

    I might add the Diced Tomatoes with Chipotle Chilies to my chili to give it a bit of a kick!

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  14. Dorothy Teel says:

    Mexican spagetti sounds great to me

  15. Chili

  16. I would like to try these in chili beans. Thanks for the chance to win!
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  17. christine jessamine says:

    i would use this in my chili!

  18. I would like to make lasagna.
    Thanks for the chance!

  19. Tina Bartunek says:

    We love tacos!

  20. Chili!

  21. maybe some chili

  22. Kimberly Flynn says:

    Manicotti

  23. I’ll make tacos.

  24. Barbara Montag says:

    White chili – my favorite!
    Thank you.

  25. I would try it when making chicken tortilla soup.

  26. Seyma Shabbir says:

    Santa fe quesadillas

  27. I would love to make some salsa with these!

  28. Wild Orchid says:

    I will make chili.

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  29. Debra Guillen says:

    I’d like to try the Del Monte Petite Cut Diced Tomatoes with Chipotle Chilies in my burrito meat

  30. Kimberly Schotz says:

    I would make Chili

  31. Theresa Pettit says:

    Goulash

  32. tacos

  33. I would make chili

  34. tracey byram says:

    I’d use the Del Monte Petite Cut Diced Tomatoes with Green Chilies to make chili.

  35. Michelle H. says:

    I would make nachos.

  36. Michelle R. says:

    I’ll make pizza.

  37. ELIZABETH C. says:

    Definately Tacos !!

  38. Some burritos :o)

  39. Starletta Schipp says:

    mmmmm….chili

  40. nachos

  41. ivy arrington says:

    i would make chili

  42. Angela Ritch says:

    tacos

  43. kelly nicholson says:

    What will you make?

    i want tacos baby

  44. Alicia Keen says:

    i’ll make some chili

  45. Tabathia B says:

    Queso dip

  46. virgomomwriter says:

    I’ll make my famous chicken enchilladas…

  47. I would make chilli!

  48. Ruben Ramos says:

    Salsa

  49. I would make homemade pasta sauce.

  50. Steve Stone says:

    tacos for me

  51. sandra davis says:

    will make some chili

  52. I would make Chili!

  53. I’d make some chili! :-)

  54. D SCHMIDT says:

    I will make burritos.

  55. Sara Blose says:

    I would make quesadillas

  56. Salsa.

  57. I would make chili

  58. Jennifer Marie says:

    I think I would make chili.

  59. Mary Happymommy says:

    I would make turkey chili.

  60. probably enchildas! We love them! What would I do without tomato products? I used them constantly! Must have every type of canned tomatoes on hand ALL the time!! I hope I win this

  61. Christina Thompson says:

    Chili

  62. I’d make beef nachos

  63. Pizza is a great idea! I think I’d make chili.
    Thanks!

  64. Paula Lee says:

    King Ranch casserole :)

  65. debbie miller says:

    probably taco pie

  66. I will make Chili!

  67. Sandy VanHoey says:

    I’d make chili or spaghetti

  68. Jamie Brigham says:

    I’d make tacos pizza…..something I know we’d love
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  69. em lehmann says:

    Veggie chili!

  70. I will make chili!

  71. Salsa.

  72. lasagna

  73. Ashley Hatten says:

    Chili or fajitas!

  74. Some yummy enchiladas!

  75. I would make a pot of chili

  76. Margaret Smith says:

    I’d love to make some chili.
    Thanks so much.

  77. rich morris says:

    I’ll make tacos

  78. stephanie says:

    i would make lasagna

  79. claudia d says:

    meatloaf

  80. phillip stacy says:

    ditto

  81. Lisa Brown says:

    I would make sauce for lasagna with the tomatoes.

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