mexican tostada pizza.

4 Oct

i am a girl of many obessions. most of which come and go like the wind. my newest obsession, brought on by my macaroni-loving sister, is that of California Pizza Kitchen. and how can this not be a good thing when there are so many various types of pizza that I can try each time I visit their welcoming, yellow, open-aired patio?

i am a newylwed, however, and what do us newlyweds all have in common? low funding. it’s important to learn how to live chic on a small budget. therefore, i decided to reinvent CPK’s Tostada Pizza in my own kitchen, based on the taste I so loved and cherished. and here is the final turnout:

Mexican Pizza by Chelsea Norton:

1 pizza crust (we may be nifty but who has time to make their own?)

1 can of black beans

1 package of mexican cheese (whichever brand/flavor you prefer)

4 chicken tenderloins

2 cups salsa

2 cups shredded lettuce

1 cup diced tomatoes

Ranch to taste

Directions:

1) preheat oven to 425 degrees

2) put chicken tenderloins and 2 cups salsa into a sautee pan and cook over medium until tender. when cooked, shred.

3) spread black beans over  pizza crust as the base sauce.

4) top black beans with salsa/chicken mixture as second layer.

5) top with however much cheese you so desire

6) bake for 15 minutes

7) top with shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes and drizzle with ranch.

yummy! it’s so good and if you’re a health freak like me, can be made to be very healthy. buy whole wheat pizza crust, 2% cheese, and light ranch. this comfortably serves two people. enjoy!

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One Response to “mexican tostada pizza.”

  1. Patricia Weems October 5, 2010 at 11:14 am #

    Hi Chelsea,

    Well it sound great, but I was even more impressed when you added the health part at the bottom and went with whole wheat crust and lowfat. Next hopefully you wont have much chicken. But honestly it sounds really good.

    Patty

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