This easy-to-assemble entree is sure to become one of your favorite Mexican dishes.
INGREDIENTS (for 1 servings):
- 1 tablespoon cornmeal
- 1 (1 pound) loaf frozen bread dough, thawed
- 1/2 pound lean ground beef
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 1 sweet yellow pepper, chopped
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1 (16 ounce) can fat-free refried beans
- 1 cup salsa
- 1 (4 ounce) can chopped green chilies
- 2 teaspoons chili powder
- 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded reduced-fat Mexican-blend cheese
- 2 medium tomatoes, chopped
- 2 cups shredded lettuce
Coat two 12-inch pizza pans with nonstick cooking spray; sprinkle with cornmeal. Divide the bread dough in half; roll each portion into a 12-inch circle. Transfer to prepared pans. Build up edges slightly; prick dough thoroughly with a fork. Bake at 425 degrees for 12 minutes or until lightly browned.
Meanwhile, in a skillet, cook the beef, onion, yellow pepper and garlic over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in refried beans, salsa, chilies and chili powder; heat through. Spread over the crusts; sprinkle with cheese. Bake 6-7 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Top with tomatoes and lettuce; serve immediately.
Nutritional Analysis: One slice equals 250 calories, 7 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 20 mg cholesterol, 706 mg sodium, 31 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 17 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 1-1/2 starch, 1 vegetable.© 2002 Reiman Media Group, Inc.