Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Mexican Pizza #1: Shredded Beef, Beans and Sour Cream

Yep, that's right, sour cream on a pizza. Or were you perhaps more concerned about the beans? Well I assure you, both were wicked good. Unfortunately this was done on a whim and with various leftovers so I don't have anything approaching a recipe for it, but I can tell you basically what I did.

I had made the beef and beans some time ago and had a little bit leftover that I had frozen. What it was was a couple pieces of seared steak tips that was leftover from something else (heh, this is like a third generation pizza) which I cut up into smaller chunks, then I tossed a can of beans (pinto, I believe and rinsed of course) a bit of chicken broth and some Mexican seasonings (cumin, cayenne, cilantro, oregano, garlic, onion, etc) in a pot and let it simmer for several hours, until the beef was shreddable. Then I shredded it and at the time we just scooped it up with tortillas.

Like I said, I froze the bit that was leftover and one day decided to make a pizza out of it. To add a bit of something different I decided to dollop some sour cream on there and it worked out really well. The little bursts of tangy sour cream went perfectly, although not surprisingly, with the spicy beans and beef and the whole thing just came together really well. While I can't give you a specific recipe (yet, that is) I strongly recommend trying out the concept, it was a lot of fun and wicked good.

19 comments:

Angie's Recipes said...

You are a pizza king! The addition of sour cream makes this pizza so special and outstanding!

Jenn said...

I'm intrigued by the combination of sour cream and beans on pizza. My hamster wheel in my head is turning now.

tamilyn said...

You're a rebel Bob, that's what you are!

Velva said...

You have put together some interesting flavor combinations. I would never have come up with this myself but, this looks delicious.

Julie said...

Looks just amazing...definitely giving Taco Bell a run for its money :)

Pam said...

Now that's my kind of pizza!

Chris said...

You always make first rate meals with leftovers.

girlichef said...

Sounds perfectly normal to me ;) LOVE IT! So basically what you're telling me is that you can put any combo you like on top of pizza dough and it'll be good. I accept that. I embrace it. YUM!

Jen said...

We love a lot of pizza around here, too, and I love this idea. c

Danielle said...

this is the best kind of pizza....throw together a few things that go well together and bam! Your taste buds are singing.

grace said...

have i told you lately that you're the master of repurposing leftovers? this is phenomenal, and i'll be adding beans to my next pizza.

Joanne said...

Um hello gorgeous. I've been loving homemade pizza lately and this Tex-Mex version sounds awesome! Way to think ahead and freeze your leftovers to use them up later!

Lea Ann said...

I love this Tex-Mex Pizza. Sour Cream and beans are a natural together. Great use of leftovers.

Reeni said...

This sounds good - in a crazy way! You should write a pizza cookbook! Serious. I'd buy it.

Kerstin said...

Great idea - the sour cream on top sounds perfect!

Les rêves d'une boulangère (Brittany) said...

Far out, this looks delicious! By the way I really think your cats are adorable :)

The Duo Dishes said...

Mmmm, so good, so good. Have you ever had cotija cheese? It's perfectly tasty. Try that on your pizza!

whozyerdanny said...

Interesting concepts, I love fearless experimentation!

Basic Meatloaf Recipe said...

Awesome post! It's really helpful for me..
Thanks a lot for sharing.

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