Oftentimes when I go out to eat, I try to figure out the ingredients in whatever I am eating in order to see if I can try making it at home. My Mom started me on this and when I used to go out to eat a lot (i.e. before we had a baby and subsisted on only one salary), it seemed like I tried to dissect everything I was eating. Needless to say, our nights out at nice restaurants are limited these days, but I seem to continue to do it even with the simplest of meals, as evidenced by the pizza below. It is one of mine and my husband's favorite pizza.
New Mexican Pizza
One pizza dough (store bought or homemade)
15 oz. can black beans
Cooked chicken strips or 1 cooked chicken breast, cut into strips
Fresh salsa fresca (store bought or homemade)
Mozzarella (to your liking)
Cheddar (to your liking)
Sliced pickled jalapenos (optional)
Sour cream (optional)
Rinse the black beans and place in a food processor. Add a little bit of water and puree until smooth. Spread the black bean mixture on the pizza as you would tomato sauce. Top with salsa fresca, chicken, jalapeno slices, and both cheeses. Cook according to the pizza dough directions. Serve with a side of sour cream.