This gluten free black bean pizza is loaded up with some of the freshest ingredients around and the barbecue sauce base will have a party in your mouth, for sure.
Okay, it is time to make your mouth dance. As in, what the heck did you put on that pizza that makes it taste so amazing dance.
Let’s Talk Pizza – Gluten Free Black Bean Pizza with Veggies, That is.
Do you enjoy meatless meals? So do I! This great tasting pizza uses black beans for protein.
This is such a busy time of the year. The kids are heading back to school and there is a ton of stuff to get done in a day. That makes meal times a challenge.
And we all know how the kids love pizza, so popping one of these babies in the oven is a no brainer. This pizza also has some ways to take a few short cuts, since getting that food on the table is a must right about now.
Gluten free pizza? Okay…that’s a challenge. I was going to just make a whole wheat pizza and thought I would call that good enough.
I’m trying to eat in a much more healthy way, but cutting out every scrap of wheat was never really my intention.
But, on a recent shopping trip, I discovered that Betty Crocker makes a Gluten Free pizza crust mix.
I grabbed that baby off the shelf in a flash, right along with a bottle of Denny Mike’s Sweet ‘n Spicy BBQ sauce. And the pizza was born!
This recipe is perfect for my newly found clean eating lifestyle, and great for those on a gluten free diet too. And who ever said that BBQ sauce is only for barbecues?
No way, no sirree. This time, it is going to spice up my pizza.So, if you are want to have a party in your mouth, what should go along with this sweet ‘n spicy BBQ sauce? Think Mexican flavors! And out come the black beans, some diced Roma tomatoes (not so watery), corn kernels and colorful peppers.
If you cook your corn for this recipe instead of using frozen, check out my tips for removing corn silk easily from corn every time.
Oh, and oodles of gooey mozzarella cheese.
I bought the block Mozzarella, mainly because i have read that some shredded cheeses are coated in flour to keep them from sticking and I wanted to make sure that this pizza really is gluten free.
The pizza crust is made first and then plopped on a layer of cornmeal to give it some extra flavoring. So yum! Then it’s baked and will be ready to add all those super great tasting toppings.
My experience has shown me that gluten free pizza crusts don’t rise in the same way as normal flour pizza crusts, but they still taste great. Think of it as a healthier thin crust!Sweet, spicy, fresh, and delish. This pizza is full of good, good feelings, with all that bubbly gooey happy stuff on it. Real food too. Who says pizza has to have hamburg and pepperoni on it every time?
Give those beans a chance folks. You’ll be glad you did!
And guess what else? Only about 350 calories a slice, so it won’t break the diet bank. I served this tonight with some roasted carrots and Brussels sprouts and a big tossed salad.
Now that’s a party, I want to have often in my mouth!
- 1 medium Roma tomato, diced
- 1 cup canned black beans, rinsed
- 1/2 cup corn kernels, (about 1 ear)
- 3/4 cup of stop light sweet peppers
- 2 tbsp cornmeal
- 1 prepared Betty Crocker gluten free pizza dough mix
- 1/4 cup Denny MIke's Sweet and Spicy Barbecue sauce
- 1 cup mozzarella cheese, block form, and then shredded.
- Preheat the oven to 425º F.
- Prepare your pizza crust as directed on the package. Sprinkle the cornmeal on a large pizza sheet. Stretch the dough into a 12-inch circle and lay it on top of the cornmeal, coating the bottom of the dough. and bake for 10-13 minutes.
- Combine tomato, black beans, peppers, and corn in a medium bowl.
- Using a spatula, turn the crust over. Spread the barbecue sauce over it and quickly add the tomato, corn and pepper mixture and the mozzarella cheese.
- Return the pizza to the oven and bake for another 5-8 minutes or until the cheese is melted.