Spicy Mexican Pizza

spicy mexican pizza

Spicy Mexican Pizza

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An important ingredient in Mexican cooking is chorizo, a spicy smoked sausage, which is an optional extra in this vegetable pizza. There are over 100 regional varieties from Mexico and Spain.
Servings: 6
Calories: 496
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes

Ingredients
 

  • 12 oz wholemeal flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 oz butter
  • 1 medium egg
  • 6 floz skimmed milk

for the topping

  • 2 small fresh red or green chillies
  • 1 small sweet green pepper
  • 1 red onion
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 oz Fontina or Mozzarella cheese
  • 2 oz mature Cheddar cheese
  • 1 oz smoked Gouda cheese
  • 10 red or yellow cherry tomatoes
  • 3 tablespoons virgin olive oil
  • 6 oz chorizo or spicy salami
  • 2 tablespoons shredded fresh coriander

Instructions

  • For the base, sift the flour, baking powder and salt into a mixing bowl, and tip in the bran remaining in the sieve.
  • 2, Rub in the butter and make a well in the centre of the flour. In a separate bowl, beat the egg and mix it with the skimmed milk. Pour into the flour and mix to form a soft dough. Knead it on a lightly floured surface until smooth.
  • Roll out into a round measuring 12in (300mm) in diameter. Lightly oil a large baking sheet and place the dough in the centre. De-seed the chillies and sweet pepper.
  • Slice the pepper, onion and garlic. Slice the cheeses thinly and cut the tomatoes in half. Arrange the chillies, onion, garlic and pepper on the pizza and sprinkle over 1 tablespoon of oil. Bake for 15 minutes.
  • Remove from the Oven and sprinkle all but a small handful of the cheese over the pizza and add the cherry tomatoes. Sprinkle with another tablespoon of the oil and bake for a further 15 minutes.
  • Slice the chorizo into rounds. Remove the pizza and add the rest of the cheese and the chorizo. Sprinkle with the remaining oil. Bake for 5 minutes more. Garnish with coriander and serve.

Notes

Oven : Preheat to 200°C (400°F, gas mark 6).
Calories: 496 kcal
Carbohydrates: 48 g
Protein: 20 g
Fat: 26g
Saturated Fat: 11 g
Trans Fat: 1 g
Cholesterol: 79 mg
Sodium: 917 mg
Potassium: 412 mg
Fiber: 7 g
Sugar: 4 g
Vitamin A: 731 IU
Vitamin C: 26 mg
Calcium: 337 mg
Iron: 3 mg
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