Wild turkey Mexican pizza

With fast food being easier for many of us to grab as a quick dinner, we are allowing ourselves to ditch the dinner table for a drive-thru window. One thing I love to do is re-create some of our old fast food favorites using fresh and wild ingredients. This wild turkey Mexican pizza is one of those dishes. It takes as much time to make as you’d spend driving, ordering and driving home from your favorite south of the border quick meal restaurant. I used ground wild turkey, but you could use any wild game meat you’ve got in the freezer. Let’s get into how I create a healthier version of this delicious dish.

Ingredients

Meat: 

  • 1 pound ground wild turkey (or any game meat)
  • ¼ cup taco seasoning 
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • ¼ cup white onion, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon cracked pepper
  • ¼ cup water

Beans: 

  • 1 can pinto beans
  • 1 can black beans
  • 2 tablespoons taco seasoning
  • Toppings:
  • Jalapeños
  • Tomatoes
  • Cheddar cheese
  • Sour cream
  • Guacamole
  • Chives
  • Salsa
  • Corn or flour tortillas
  • Other preferred toppings 

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. You can bake or fry your tortillas. I enjoy baking mine at 350 degrees until crispy.
  3. In a skillet, add onion and 1 tablespoon of olive oil, cook 3 minutes, add garlic and Worcestershire and start to brown garlic over medium heat. Add wild game meat and brown. Once meat has browned, add remaining ingredients. Reduce heat and simmer for 5-6 minutes. This allows the seasoning to soak into the meat.
  4. While meat is cooking, add your beans to a medium pot along with seasoning. Bring to a boil and reduce heat, simmer 4-5 minutes. Using a potato masher, mash until smooth.
  5. Chop all your toppings. Use any your family likes. Be creative!

Assembly:

  1. Take a crispy tortilla and add beans, spreading all over the top. Add meat next.
  2. Place the next tortilla on top of meat, beans and base tortilla. Cover top with salsa, tomatoes and cheese.
  3. Add any other remaining dry toppings.
  4. Place in oven for 5-10 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbly.
  5. Remove and top with sour cream, guacamole and any other toppings you’d enjoy.
  6. Dig in!
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