Oh MAN!! I heart Mexican food….
Yesterday in celebration of Cinco de mayo I conducted a whole lotta kitchen experiments … which resulted in a delicious and healthy Mexican food extravaganza.
Black Bean Pizza
Build-your-own Burrito Bowl, with margarita chicken & cilantro lime rice
Homemade Tortilla chips, guacamole, and salsa
The ultimate fiesta fave seemed to be the Black Bean Pizza…
I had originally intended on making my own crust but decided it just wasn’t worth the time, so instead bought refrigerated pizza dough which worked out just great. I threw down some cornmeal on the pan before baking it to add mexican flavor and crunch to the crust. I baked the crust by itself for 5 minutes in a 400 degree oven, then topped with the following:
Black Bean Spread:
1 can of black beans, juice of 1/2 a lime, 1 tsp Cumin, 1 tsp chili powder, 1/2 tsp garlic powder, 2 chipotles in adobo sauce, salt & pepper to taste… then mashed it or blend it all together. I used my magic bullet… handy little sucker. (you might need to add a little water to achieve desired consistency) Then spread the bean mixture on the partially baked crust.
On top of the bean spread I put diced red bell pepper, red onion, & jalapeno, defrosted frozen corn, and cilantro. Then topped that with shredded reduced fat Monteray Jack and Sharp Cheddar.
Baked it for another 8 minutes… and it was SOOOOOO good!
I based this on a recipe I found here.