meat lovers pizza tacos

Meat Lover’s Pizza Tacos: A Flavor Explosion in Every Bite

 When the craving for pizza meets the convenience of tacos, you get a mouthwatering fusion that’s hard to resist. Meat Lover’s Pizza Tacos combine the beloved flavors of pizza with the fun, handheld nature of tacos, resulting in a dish that’s perfect for casual dinners or game day feasting. Packed with a variety of savory meats and all the classic pizza toppings, these tacos are bound to be a hit with your family and friends. Let’s dive into this unique recipe and embark on a journey to savor the best of both worlds.


For the Pizza Tacos:

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 pound Italian sausage
  • 1/2 cup pepperoni slices
  • 1/2 cup cooked bacon bits
  • 1/2 cup sliced black olives
  • 1/2 cup green bell pepper, diced
  • 1/2 cup onion, diced
  • 1 1/2 cups pizza sauce
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 8 small flour tortillas
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • Crushed red pepper flakes (optional, for heat)

For Topping:

  • Grated Parmesan cheese
  • Fresh basil leaves, chopped
  • Extra pizza sauce for dipping


Prepare the Meat Mixture:

  1. In a large skillet, cook the ground beef and Italian sausage over medium-high heat, breaking it into crumbles, until fully cooked and no longer pink. Drain any excess fat.
  2. Add the diced onion and green bell pepper to the meat mixture and cook for a few minutes until they are tender.
  3. Stir in the pizza sauce and let the mixture simmer for about 5 minutes. Season with salt, black pepper, and crushed red pepper flakes if you like a bit of heat.

Assemble the Tacos: 4. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).

  1. Place the flour tortillas on a baking sheet. Divide the meat mixture evenly among the tortillas.
  2. Top each with shredded mozzarella cheese, ensuring it covers the meat mixture.
  3. Add pepperoni slices, cooked bacon bits, and sliced black olives on top of the cheese.
  4. Bake the tacos in the preheated oven for about 10-15 minutes, or until the cheese is melted, and the tacos are heated through.

Garnish and Serve: 9. Remove the Meat Lover’s Pizza Tacos from the oven and garnish with grated Parmesan cheese and chopped fresh basil.

  1. Serve hot with extra pizza sauce on the side for dipping.

Cook’s Notes:

  • Feel free to customize your Meat Lover’s Pizza Tacos with your favorite pizza toppings. Mushrooms, bell peppers, or jalapeños are excellent choices.
  • You can use a variety of meats, such as ground pork or ground chicken, to add even more flavor to your tacos.
  • To save time, you can use pre-cooked Italian sausage links and crumble them into the skillet with the ground beef.
  • These pizza tacos are perfect for a party or game night. Let your guests build their own by setting out the toppings buffet-style.

Meat Lover’s Pizza Tacos offer all the flavors you love in a classic pizza, wrapped up in a convenient and handheld taco. They’re the perfect fusion of two beloved comfort foods and are sure to be a crowd-pleaser at any gathering. Whether it’s a weeknight dinner or a special occasion, these tacos are bound to satisfy your pizza and taco cravings in one delicious bite.

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