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Taco French Bread Pizza

Taco French Bread Pizza

It was one of those days. I had a lot going on and not a ton of energy for dinner. I grabbed some French bread hoagie rolls, ground beef, and an avocado from the store and threw together these taco French bread pizzas. The flavor combination was awesome and I loved the crispy on the outside but soft on the inside French bread, along with the flavorful beef, salty cheese, and spicy salsa. While my daughter prefers regular crusted pizza, the rest of us thought these taco French bread pizzas were super tasty. This was a fun and easy meal that I put on the table in under 30 minutes – I love that!

Taco French Bread Pizza

How to Make Taco French Bread Pizza

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Coat a baking sheet with tin foil.

Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and cook, stirring often, for 5 minutes. Add the ground beef, making sure to break it up into crumbles with the spatula, as it cooks. Add the chili powder, cumin, paprika, garlic powder, coriander, and oregano to the beef along with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Cook until JUST cooked through, about 4-5 minutes. Spoon the beef onto a plate layered with a paper towel to drain any excess grease.  Set aside.

Cut the hoagies in half lengthwise then coat each of them with a thin layer of refried beans. Spoon the beef and onion mixture evenly on top of the hoagies halves. Top with shredded sharp cheddar, black olives, and diced tomatoes.

Taco French Bread Pizza

Place into the oven and bake for 4 minutes. Rotate the pizza tray and continue to cook for 4-5 minutes or until the pizza crisp and the cheese is melted. Serve with green onions, fresh cilantro, chopped avocado, and salsa. Enjoy.

Taco French Bread Pizza

 

 

 

Taco French Bread Pizza

 

Yield: 4  

       Total Time: 20 minutes +/-

Ingredients:

1-2 tsp vegetable oil
1 very small sweet yellow onion, diced (or 1/2 a large)
1 lb ground beef
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp paprika
½ tsp garlic powder
½ tsp coriander
½ tsp oregano
Sea salt and freshly cracked black pepper, to taste
1 large clove of garlic, minced
4 French bread hoagies, cut in half lengthwise
Refried beans, to taste
Sharp cheddar, shredded
Sliced black olives
Grape tomatoes, diced
Green onion, diced
Fresh cilantro, chopped
Avocado, diced
Salsa

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Coat a baking sheet with tin foil.

Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and cook, stirring often, for 5 minutes. Add the ground beef, making sure to break it up into crumbles with the spatula, as it cooks. Add the chili powder, cumin, paprika, garlic powder, coriander, and oregano to the beef along with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Cook until JUST cooked through, about 4-5 minutes. Spoon the beef onto a plate layered with a paper towel to drain any excess grease.  Set aside.

Cut the hoagies in half lengthwise then coat each of them with a thin layer of refried beans. Spoon the beef and onion mixture evenly on top of the hoagies halves. Top with shredded sharp cheddar, black olives, and diced tomatoes.

Place into the oven and bake for 4 minutes. Rotate the pizza tray and continue to cook for 4-5 minutes or until the pizza crisp and the cheese is melted. Serve with green onions, fresh cilantro, chopped avocado, and salsa. Enjoy.

Recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net

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9 Comments

  1. Looks “YUMMY” and easy to do, can’t wait to try this out and share it with my followers.
    Thanks for the Great recipe.
    Cheers:)

  2. Call it a pizza or an open faced sandwich, either way, it’s filling and delicious! Great idea on a busy day.

  3. Great throw together Pam – you are really creative.

  4. i haven’t had a french bread pizza since i was a teenager! the adult me really likes your twist on it, though i might not have appreciated it then. 🙂

  5. Very creative. I used to LOVE Stouffers french bread pizzas as a young teen but haven’t had one in years and year. You reignited that craving!