I love Pizza! I miss buying delivery pizza as a treat every once in a while, but homemade is always best in my book. We eat a lot of pizza here. Some months it is every week, while others it is every other week. This month it is every other week and tonight is pizza night! I have my dough sitting in the oven with the light on, rising to it’s majestic peak. Black Bean Pizza Sauce is a wonderful change from a tomato based sauce.
My sauce, it’s home made also, in fact it’s Jamie’s sauce (it’s his secret recipe). Then there is this really neat black bean”sauce” which is actually a mixture not a sauce. Don’t curl up your nose when you think about black beans on your pizza. It is a wonderful substitute for the acidic, tomatoey sauce that many with tummy troubles have to be concerned with. And, it is so good!
I found the idea of Black Bean Pizza from HERE, after searching for another recipe. I did make a couple of changes in the bean sauce to accommodate our tastes.
I usually make three pizzas for us. Two are jelly roll pan sizes and the third is my cast iron griddle size. If you have never baked a pizza on cast iron… you SHOULD! cast iron makes the best pizza crust. Once it’s baked, slide the pizza off the cast iron to cut it and slide it back on. Your cast iron will thank you!
Black Bean Pizza (Sauce)
- 1 (15 oz) can black beans, rinsed and drained OR black refried beans
- 1 Tablespoon oil
- 2 Tablespoon hot sauce
- 1 Tablespoon cumin
- Salt, Pepper, and Garlic Powder to taste
**If you can find black refried beans, use them. If not, mash your black beans like there is no tomorrow.
In a medium bowl mash beans and add all the ingredients. Spoon on a prepared pizza crust and top with your favorite toppings. Bake as normal, when finished add some lettuce or salad mixture and drizzle ranch dressing over the top. Yummy and so good!