Quick Holiday Kid’s Meal Please! Taco Flatbread Pizzas

This recipe is so easy and can be a last minute dinner during these busy holiday times.  Your kids can even help you assemble their own pizza as desired.  The possibilities are endless.  The two pizzas I have prepared are a simple taco pizza for the kids, although I added avocado on top of each slice before plating it for them.  The other pizza has green onions and grape tomatoes I quickly sauteed, as well as avocados.  These taco pizzas are almost so easy, it seems silly to write out directions, but I will so you can see the ease of the process.
I am also including a taco seasoning recipe to eliminate buying a package.  You can make it and keep it in a container for future use.  It is also always a good idea to use the spices in you pantry when you can.  They do start to lose their flavor after a year and really should be thrown out.  This is a great way to consume them.
These taco flatbreads were so good and a unique variation from crunchy or soft tacos.  They were kid approved as well!  Enjoy!

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Taco Flatbread Pizzas

Ingredients:

For the Flatbready Pizzas
Olive Oil or Smart Balance cooking spray
Whole-grain flatbreads (2 to 4)
1 can Tomato paste
1 lb Ground turkey
1 bunch of Green onion, thinly sliced
½ to full 8oz carton of Grape tomatoes
Package of Mexican blend shredded cheese
Avocado, thinly sliced or cubed
2 tbsp Fresh cilantro(if desired), finely chopped
*makes 2 6-8” flatbread pizzas, double recipe for more

For the Seasoning
2 tbsp chili powder
½ tsp garlic powder
¼ tsp onion powder
1 tsp paprika
½ tsp oregano, I used flakes
1 tbsp cumin, ground
1½ tsp sea salt
1 tsp pepper

Directions:

Directions for pizzas
1. Preheat oven to 400〫F
2. Place flatbreads in a single layer on a cookie sheet, or two if necessary. Spray each side of the flat bread with olive oil spray or a comparable cooking spray. Toast in the 400〫F oven for 2 to 3 minutes per side, flipping once. They should be slightly crisp, not breakable.
3. Over medium heat, add 1 tbsp of good olive oil to a saute pan and saute the green onions and tomatoes for 5 mintues until soft, not burned. Remove to a bowl and set aside.
4. In the same saute pan, brown the turkey meat over medium heat for approximately 5 minutes until the meat is just cooked through. It will continue to cook in the oven. Off the fire, gently tilt the pan and soak up any greasy liquids with a paper towel, very carefully, and discard. Add 1 -2 tbsp of the taco seasoning to your meat, plus 1 tbsp of tomato paste. If you need more liquid to evenly combine the ingredients, add a few tablespoons of water. Stir until combined and remove from the heat.
5. In a separate bowl, take the remaining tomato paste and stir in 1 tsp of the taco seasoning mix. If the texture is too thick to evenly combine, a tsp or so of water to loosen the sauce up enough to spread on the flatbreads.

For the Seasoning
Combine all the seasoning ingredients in a bowl. Use roughly 1 tbsp of the seasoning for 1 lb of ground meat, although taste a piece and add more seasoning and salt to your likeness. I like to go easy on the salt for the obviously health reasons, but it’s also really hard to remove it once you add too much.

To Assemble the Flatbread Pizzas

To Assemble the Pizzas
1. Spread 1 tbsp of the tomato paste mixture evenly on the each toasted flatbread, not too much just an even layer to coat the bread. Add roughly a ½ cup of meat, or your desired preference being careful not to overwhelm the flatbread, and spread it around evenly. Top with shredded cheese, I used a mexican blend.
2. For the loaded pizza, after the meat is spread on top, sprinkle your desired amount of green onions and tomatoes. Sprinkle the top evenly with cheese and cilantro if desired.
3. Bake both pizzas for approximately 4 to 5 minutes or until the cheese is melted. Slice and enjoy.
Here are some great variations!
* Buy a roasted chicken, green tomatillo sauce and green chilies.
* Proscuitto, feta, olives etc for a greek style pizza.
* The possibilities are endless!

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