Meat Lovers Pizza Tacos

How to make Meat Lovers Pizza Tacos
I’ve been making crazy taco creations for the past little while and it took me a long time to figure out how I wanted to combine two of the greatest food items, pizza and tacos. The truth is, every slice of pizza can be turned into a taco, simply by folding it. With that said, I thought it would be very important NOT to do that, and instead really try and drive home that taco concept.

6-8 strips of bacon, chopped

1/2 lb ground Italian sausage

2 mini frozen store bought pizzas your choice of brand

1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese divided in half

1/2 cup mini pepperonis

1/2 cup marinara sauce

1 tbsp Italian seasoning

Preheat oven to 375ºF.

Start with the bacon:

Fry the bacon in a medium-high saucepan or pot for 5 minutes.

Add a splash of water to render the fat.

Continue cooking for an additional 3-4 minutes or until the bacon has reached the crispiness you like.

Extract the bacon from the grease and set aside.

Now the sausage:

Add the sausage to a medium-high pan.

Cook the sausage until it becomes brown and crispy.

Add bacon and cook for about 5 minutes so the flavors can combine.

For the pizza:

Microwave the pizza for half the amount of time it says on the box. This will allow the pizza to be formed without breaking or being compromised.

Place the pizza in the taco holder. If you don’t have a taco holder, flip a muffin tray upside down and fit it in between two muffin slots (it should hold).

Add some of the meat mixture to the inside of the taco.

Add a bit of the marinara sauce followed by half the mozzarella cheese

Place the tacos in the oven for about 5 minutes or until the cheese starts to melt.

Take it out and place the mini pepperonis on top.

Switch the oven to broil and put the tacos back in.

Cook until the tops are golden brown and bubbling and the cheese has fully melted.


Nutrition Information:
Serving Size: 1 Taco

Calories: 400 | Protein: 15 grams | Fat: 20 grams | Carbohydrates: 30 grams | Sodium: 800 milligrams

Frequently Asked Questions:
Can I use different types of meat for the filling?
Yes, you can customize the recipe by using different types of meat, such as pepperoni, cooked chicken, or ground beef, instead of bacon and Italian sausage.

Can I make my own pizza dough instead of using store-bought pizzas?
Absolutely! If you prefer to make your own pizza dough, you can do so and shape it into mini pizza crusts for the tacos.

Can I add additional toppings to the tacos?
Certainly! Feel free to add your favorite pizza toppings, such as sliced olives, diced bell peppers, or onions, to enhance the flavor and customize the tacos to your liking.

Can I use a different type of cheese?
Yes, you can experiment with different types of cheese if you prefer. Mozzarella is commonly used for its melting properties, but you can try other cheeses like cheddar, provolone, or a blend of cheeses.

Can I prepare the filling in advance?
Absolutely! You can cook the bacon and sausage, and prepare the meat mixture ahead of time.

When you’re ready to assemble and bake the tacos, simply reheat the meat mixture before adding it to the taco shells.

Can I use fresh pizza dough instead of frozen store-bought pizzas?
Yes, you can use fresh pizza dough instead of frozen pizzas. Simply shape the dough into mini pizza crusts and adjust the baking time accordingly.

Can I make the meat filling ahead of time?
Absolutely! You can prepare the bacon and sausage mixture in advance and store it in the refrigerator.

When ready to assemble the tacos, reheat the meat filling before adding it to the shells.

Can I use different types of cheese?
Certainly! While the recipe suggests using shredded mozzarella cheese, you can experiment with other types of cheese, such as cheddar, provolone, or a blend of cheeses, to suit your taste preferences.

Can I use a different sauce instead of marinara sauce?
Yes, you can switch up the sauce if you prefer. Try using a different pizza sauce, barbecue sauce, or even a creamy sauce like ranch dressing to add a unique flavor twist to your tacos.

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