I do believe the hamburger, and I use the word loosely, that was on it was so fine, so of course mine wasn't quite as fine. I remember there being only a little meat and cheese. I decided against using a pre-made crust when I saw the price at the store I was at. I always make my own dough but, instead got a box of the Jiffy kind for convenience. This whole recipe was convenience items so, no turning your nose up at my choices for ingredients. I felt it was my mission to achieve the right taste, regardless of the ingredients and I want everyone who wants to recreate these to be able to do so quickly, and with ingredients available to them!
So, this being said, my crust consistency isn't perfect as far as the original Fiestada but the flavor is so near perfect, I wanted to DIE with my first bite. It was awesome! I could have browned off my hamburger and then zip zapped it in my processor to make it a more fine consistency but opted out of that to save on dishes. Hey I feel lazy today, leave me alone! Although I did not even try to obtain the original shape, I don't think in the grand scheme of things you will mind after you taste these delicioso little Mexican pizza's!
So Carrie, here is what you will need to get your Fiestada going!
1 box Jiffy Pizza Crust Mix (prepared according to package direction)
1/8 - 1/4 tsp cumin
1/2 cup pizza sauce
1 cup ground hamburger (flavored)
1 packet taco seasoning mix
1 1/4 cup mild cheddar cheese
a pinch of salt
Sprinkle seasoning packet on hamburger, brown and drain. Prepare 2 small pizza crusts from dough that you made earlier. I flip over a large cookie sheet, spray with nonstick spray and put my crusts on top. Bake at 450 degrees for 3 minutes and remove from oven. Prepare sauce by putting 1/2 cup of sauce into a bowl, add in cumin and salt and combine. Split between both pizza's and spread to cover. Sprinkle top with hamburger and cheese.
You know you can't resist making these. If you went to Ord Elementary, or Ord Jr Sr High, you are required to try them!! The taste is so close to perfect, I couldn't believe it! Go ahead, obsess over the shape of yours, I obsess over enough, so I will leave that to you!
Make sure to let me know how yours turn out! Leave a picture on the Facebook wall even!
Your "caliente" chefwannabe