RECIPE: TEX-MEX PIZZA

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Ingredients:

Pizza dough
1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
½ tsp. cumin
¼ tsp. paprika
¼ tsp. cayenne
3 tbsp. chicken broth, veggie broth or water
3 oz. shredded cheddar cheese
3 oz. shredded monterey jack cheese
1 jalapeño, seeded and diced
¼ cup red onion, finely chopped
1/3 cup tomato, seeded and diced
1/3 cup corn (fresh or frozen)
3-4 tbsp. chopped fresh cilantro
Salt and pepper, to taste

Directions:

To make the pizza, preheat the oven and a pizza stone at 500˚ F for at least 30 minutes.

Roll out the pizza dough into a 12-14 inch round.

Lightly brush the perimeter of the dough with olive oil.

Combine the black beans, cumin, paprika and cayenne in the bowl of a food processor.

Puree until ground into a paste.

Scrape down the sides of the bowl.

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With the processor running, add the chicken broth until a smooth mixture is formed.

Spread the bean puree onto the shaped pizza crust in an even layer (about ¾ of the puree).

Layer evenly with the cheddar and monterey jack cheese.

Sprinkle the jalapeño, red onion, tomato, corn and cilantro over the cheese layer.

Season with salt and pepper if desired.

Transfer the pizza to the preheated pizza stone and bake until the cheese is melted and bubbling and the crust is lightly browned, about 10-12 minutes.

Remove from the oven and let cool slightly before slicing and serving.

VARIATIONS: This can also be jazzed up by adding chorizo, sausage, ground beef, etc.
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