Looking for something out of the ordinary for Pizza Night? This Burrito Pizza is full of south-of-the-border flavors: hearty beans, spicy jalapenos, and a mix of cheeses.
I have really enjoyed experimenting with pizza recipes over the years. I’ve found some new combinations that my family likes to help us bust out of the pepperoni rut but also to save money using less expensive toppings.
We all know that beans are a good cheap eat, but can they work on a pizza? Yes, yes, they can!
This Burrito Pizza may attract a raised eyebrow. My brother and sister-in-law were a little surprised when I served it to them lately, but they absolutely loved it.
My family might not think to request this on pizza night, but it has disappeared in minutes every time I’ve since I first put it together almost seven years ago. So, I know it’s a keeper.
With black beans, jalapenos, tomatoes, onions, black olives, and plenty of cheese, you don’t need the chicken. But, that sends it over the top. Feel free to serve salsa, sour cream and guacamole on the side.
How to make this cheap:
Here are some of the strategies you can use to make this recipe more economical:
- Stock up on ingredients when they are on sale. Whether it’s beans, jalapenos, shredded cheese, or olives, I stock up when things are on sale.
- Shop Costco. Costco has the best price on shredded mozzarella. I buy the big five pound bag and divide it into smaller bags to store in the freezer.
Tools I use to make this recipe easy:
This is a pretty straight-forward dish. You don’t need any fancy equipment. However, having some good basic kitchen tools can really make your time in the kitchen more enjoyable. Over time, I’ve honed my collection so that they are perfect for my needs.
I actually have an arsenal of favorite pizza tools that make the Friday night pizza experience super quick and simple.
Here are the tools that I like to use in this recipe:
- A kitchen scale – to weigh flour quickly, much more quickly than when I use a measuring cup.
- A KitchenAid mixer – I used to use a bread machine, until the 4th — or was it the 5th? machine in 14 years broke. My KitchenAid, circa 2004, has served me well since then.
- A large plastic cutting board – I use this to work my dough.
- A bench knife – for dividing the dough easily into portions.
- Round pizza screens – I have a collection of different sizes that work really well for me.
- A pizza wheel – I have a Pampered Chef pizza wheel that has lasted me over ten years
- 1 12-inch pizza dough
- 1 cup black beans rinsed and drained
- 4 oz mozzarella cheese (shredded) (1 cup)
- 1 cup chicken (cooked and cubed)
- 1 roma tomato seeded and diced
- ¼ onion chopped
- 2 oz cheddar cheese (shredded) (½ cup)
- ¼ cup sliced black olives
- 1 jalapeno thinly sliced
- Preheat the oven to 475 degrees. Spray a 12-inch pizza pan or screen with nonstick cooking spray. Fit the pizza dough into the pan, stretching to fit.
- Spread the beans across the dough to cover. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese. Sprinkle over the chicken, tomato, onion, cheddar cheese, jalapeno slices, and sliced olives in layers over the pizza’s surface.
- Bake the pizza for 8 to 9 minutes or until the cheese is bubbly and the crust is crisp. Remove to a cutting surface to slice.