Taco Pizza Roll

It’s Taste and Create time again!  This month Taste & Create, a foodie website who brings together food bloggers to try out each others recipes, paired me up with No Reason Needed for the second time.  I had previously made Chipotle Veggie Capellini last time I participated and it was so tasty I thought I would take the same creative approach again.  My approach was choosing a recipe and adapting my own ideas and flavors. With this in mind, I chose to make Pizza On a Roll, but my version is a southwestern inspired taco roll.  When cooking the filling, I did not make it spicy, as this recipe is a good family recipe. But, if I was only serving myself, I would have added more chili powder for a hotter kick. You can adjust the meat filling to whatever hottness suites your taste.  This is a 6 servings dish and each slice initially does not look large, but is very filling because of the meat.


1 lb pizza dough
1/2 lb ground sirloin
1/2 cup tomato sauce
2 tsp fresh oregano, chopped
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp cumin
2 tsp chili powder
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1/2 cup onion, chopped
1/4 cup frozen corn kernels
5 oz sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
2 Tbsp cornmeal
1/2 Tbsp olive oil, for brushing
1/4 tsp sea salt
1 cup lettuce, shredded
1/2 cup salsa


Roll pizza dough out into a 12 x 9 in rectangle. Set aside.  Preheat oven to 375°F.

In a skillet on medium heat, brown sirloin for 2 minutes. Add tomato sauce, oregano, garlic powder, cumin, chili powder, Worcestershire sauce, onion, and corn. Stir and continue to cook for 5 minutes.

Top dough with sirloin mixture and spread evenly. Top with cheese. Roll dough up like a jelly roll from the long side. Seal edges well.

Sprinkle corn meal on baking sheet. Place roll on baking sheet, seam side down. Brush the top with olive oil and and sprinkle with salt. Make three slashes across the top of roll.

Bake for 30 minutes or until light brown. Slice into 6 pieces. Serve each piece topped with lettuce and salsa.

Nutrition Facts

Servings: 6
Serving size: 1/6 of recipe (7.7 ounces).
Calories 412.45

% Daily Value
Calories From Fat  152.25  37%
Total Fat 16.96g  26%
Saturated Fat 7.7g  39%