Saturday, August 9, 2008

Mexican Pizzas with Herbed Goat Cheese

This is the recipe, as far as I can remember...

2 tbsp unsalted butter
1/2 large onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 lb lean ground beef
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp dried parsley
salt and pepper to taste

1/2 cup canola oil (or as needed)
8 corn tortillas
1/2 cup tomato sauce
8 medium sized crimini mushrooms,
each cut into six slices
6 oz herbed goat cheese, crumbled
4 oz diced green chiles
12 grape tomatoes, halved
1 green onion bunch, sliced

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

Melt butter in saute pan over moderate heat. Saute onion until translucent, 2 minutes. Add garlice and saute for another minute. Add ground beef and cook until just browned but not fully cooked. Add seasonings and stir. Remove pant from heat.

While the meat is cooking, in a 6" skillit heat canola oil over moderate heat. Cook corn tortillas one at a time for 30 seconds, turning once, until just starting to get crispy but not browning. Set tortillas on paper towels to drain.

Assemble each tortilla with some tomato sauce, ground beef, mushrooms (arrange in a pinwheel shape), goat cheese, and green chiles. Bake pizzas on foil lined baking sheets for 15-20 minutes or until cheese is melting and tortillas are crisp. Garnish with tomato halves and green onion.



Wendy said...

Don't you know you're supposed to invite me over to dinner any time you do something Mexican?!

Soo... any ideas for dinner on Friday with your mom?

t said...

I like this pizza and I like the idea of the dusty dog bag. Maybe you should give patrons a bag full of poop to take home with them, so you then can say dusty doggy poop bag...