Deep Dish Mexican Pizza

1 homemade pizza dough crust (click for recipe)IMG_5031
1/2 lb ground beef
1/2 can (8 oz) refried beans
1 envelope (3 T) Taco seasoning
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 cup chopped onion
1/4 cup red pepper
1/2 cup diced sweet potato
1/4 cup black olives
1/4 cup diced tomatoes
2 cups shredded colby jack cheese
(additional toppings could include: corn, green pepper, shredded lettuce…)

Preheat the oven to 350°. Spray some olive oil in a 13×9 glass baking dish, and spread the pizza dough evenly. Cook the beef in a skillet; when it has browned, add the refried beans, cayenne pepper and taco seasoning…combine it together and spread it over the top of the pizza dough. It seems like you should leave an edge around it (for a “pizza” look) but it can be spread all the way up to the edge of the dough…

Spread your toppings evenly over the beef/bean mixture, then sprinkle with cheese. Bake it for 30 minutes and serve with salsa or hot sauce to add a little kick…