Southwest Beef and Chile Pizza

Southwest Beef and Chile Pizza

Ingredients:

1 lb ground beef
1 thick prebaked Italian bread shell (12" diameter)
1 1/4 cups mild thick and chunky salsa
1 1/2 cups (6-ozs) shredded Mexican cheese blend or Monterey Jack cheese
1 can (4-oz)diced green chiles, drained well
2 medium plum tomatoes, seeded, coarsely chopped
1/3 cup thin red onion slivers
2 Tbsp chopped fresh cilantro

Instructions:

  1. Heat oven to 450. In large skillet, brown ground beef over medium heat 8 to 10 minutes or until no longer pink, breaking up into 3/4" crumbles. Pour off drippings. season with 1/4 tsp salt. 2. Place bread shell on ungreased baking sheet. Spread salsa over shell; sprinkle with 1/2 of cheese. Top with beef, chiles, tomatoes, red onion and remaining cheese. 3. Bake in overn 11 to 13 minutes or until cheese is melted. Sprinkle with cilantro; cut into 8 wedges.