Thursday, September 17, 2009

CEiMB-Black Bean Mexican Style Pizza

The recipe for Craving Ellie in My Belly this week was Black Bean Mexican Style Pizza. This recipe was chosen by Joanne and you can find the recipe over at her blog- Apple Crumbles or by clicking on the link at the bottom of this post. Joanne amazes me every week because she cooks so many variations of each recipe to satisfy the people in her family. Make sure you check out her blog.
I was excited to try this recipe because the black bean dip that you use as the spread for this pizza sounded really tasty. I made these for dinner last night and luckily, Kayte made them for lunch, so she tweeted about how good they were, just the way the recipe was written. Since she raved about them as is, I didn't change anything about these when I made my first batch.

I even got out my little cookie cut and made tiny little tortilla circles and I think this would make a great appetizer or party dish. Very delicious.
I could not keep my fingers out of this black bean dip. It was good. Plus the whole thing took maybe 20 minutes to make- blending up the dip, throw the pizzas together, cook and clean-up. I can handle that.

For my hubby and kids, I added some shredded chicken before I put the cabbage (I used angel hair coleslaw from the bag, which is just cabbage, but already thinly sliced) on top and then melted a little cheese on top. No complaints from any of my family members. They actually really liked this dinner too.
I will be making the dip again and hope that maybe there will be some left to make another pizza. I am not making any promises about that. Go to the CEiMB Blogroll to see what everyone else thought about these Mexican Pizzas!

Recipe for Black Bean Mexican Style Pizza


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20 comments:

Eliana said...

This is such a wonderful combination of flavors. I like the idea of making into appetizers too.

Jessica said...

I love the minis! You're right, it's a perfect little appetizer bite. I'm glad that this ended up being a dinner that your whole family enjoyed.

Heide said...

Making those little minis is such a brilliant idea, Ill have to (try to) remember that!

Kayte said...

Aw, thanks for the shout out. Yours look wonderful. I was the same way with the dip...said it serves four, but by the time I got done "testing" the dip, maybe three only! Next I am going to make one with cannellini beans subbed for the black (I loved the black, just going to branch out and see), rosemary for the herb, tomatoes and peppers for the topping...sort of an Italian flare. I'll let you know. I liked the idea of the chicken on top that you did also...so many possibilities. Who knew??

Aggie said...

Oh this one looks like a winner in my book! I love how easy it sounds, and I'm such a lover of black beans.

Lauryn said...

I love that you made these mini!!! Everything tastes better mini! Looks great!!!!

AppleC said...

Glad you enjoyed the pick of the week. The recipe leaves itself open for different ingredients. I don't think you could go wrong with this one.
I was suprised I had enough black bean dip left to spread on the pizza, the way I was dipping into it.

Sook said...

What a unique and great idea! I just wanted to tell you how cute your blog is! I love it!

Carrian said...

Love the appetizer idea. Glad it's black beans too since I prefer black

amanda @ fake ginger said...

Great idea with the mini versions! They look delicious. I'm making them for dinner tonight and I'm really looking forward to them now!

Megan said...

I love Mexican food. I've never made a black bean dip. I usually just use refried beans. It looks really delicious. I'm going to have to add it to my to-make list!

Kerstin said...

What cute little pizzas - yum! The black bean I make is super similar and oh so good!

Peggy said...

wasn't this quick and easy and delicious? While I'm on your comment blog, are you on yoville? I left you a message if you are. If you aren't, then someone I don't know got a treat! :) Your pizza looks great.

Lele said...

I do a way less fancy version of that's basically healthy refried beans and cheese on a tortilla, hahaha. Yours is much more elegant!

thenotsoskinnykitchen said...

What a great idea about cutting the tortillas with a cookie cutter; I think this would make a great appetizer for a party or get together. Looks great! I'm not sure if that is a placemat or tablecloth but I love that pattern behind your dishes!

Sophie said...

My boring black beans are getting a make-over soon! This looks so fresh and tasty, I'm craving one now and I just ate dinner :)!

Alyssa said...

I like the 'mini' look - my pizzas were on big tortillas.. and I ate the whole thing! LOL.

Always love the photos - nice job.

Pamela said...

Looks great. And you're right, it would be a great little appetizer. I just finished it up for lunch today...good stuff!!

Rachel said...

I love the minis!

The Woman said...

I couldn't believe it when I saw this over on tastespotting. I used to make something very similar when I was still in high school - also a pizza-ish type base with black bean dip on top. Of course my brother used to think I was super weird, but I actually quite liked my little creation. Glad to see I'm not the only one who likes this combo!

And I think I must it again. :-)