June 27, 2012

Cook Once, Eat Twice - Day 2 Recipe!

Last week, I made those little Mexican Stuffed Peppers.  They were oh so very yummy.  Afterwards, I had a ton of leftover filling, but didn't want to have the same meal the next night.

What was a plant based rock star to do?!

I came up with an idea, but wasn't so sure how it was going to turn out.  It seemed like a crazy idea, but it turned out to be genius (funny how those two things are so closely related sometimes).

We asked our fans on our Facebook page, what they thought I was going to use the leftover filling for.  Some of the guesses were: Tacos, sandwiches, burritos, and a taco salad.

All good responses, but you weren't thinking CRAZY enough!  Okay, here's what I made...drum roll please.........



BBQ MEXICAN PIZZAS!

And they were amazing.

The drizzle of BBQ sauce was the perfect hint of smokiness to add to the charred corn mixture.  The pizzas were crunchy, chewy, smoky, spicy, sweet, and delicious.  I think I may like this recipe more than the original one!

I love the simplicity of the flavors in both of these recipes, but my very favorite part is the efficiency of making something once, and using it for two totally different meals!

I love it when a crazy plan works out......

Love & Kale,
Ali

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BBQ Mexican Pizza
Serves:  2-3

Print here.

Ingredients:

  • Leftover filling from the Mexican Stuffed Peppers
  • 1/4 cup or so of BBQ sauce (homemade if possible!)
  • 1/2 cup or so of Daiya Pepperjack Cheese
  • Other toppings of choice:  Chopped Gardein Chick'n Tenders, Kale, Spinach, Olives, Avocado, whatever you want!
  • 2 medium pizza crusts
Instructions:
  1. Preheat your oven according to the directions on the pizza crust (mine was 350).
  2. Drizzle some BBQ sauce onto your pizza crusts.  Top with the corn and bean mixture, then top with a sprinkle of the pepperjack cheese, and your toppings of choice (I used the Gardein Chick'n on my hubby's pizza, and kale on mine).
  3. Bake according to package directions - probably around 12-15 minutes.
  4. Slice and serve with a big old salad and some avocado!  YUM!

Drizzle crusts with BBQ sauce - not too much, just a drizzle

Top with charred corn and bean filling

Top with cheese and toppings of choice - bake!

The cool avocado is so perfect with the spicy, smoky pizza....

Don't I look amazing!?

It's because I am amazing.

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