Cowboy Pizza

Cowboy Pizza

1 1/3 pounds (4 medium) potatoes cut into 1/4-inch slices

1 package (10 ounces) refrigerated, prepared pizza dough

1 pound lean ground beef

1 cup prepared barbecue sauce, divided

1 small green bell pepper, cut into 1/4-inch strips

1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese

Heat oven to 425ºF.

Place potatoes in shallow 1 1/2 to 2-quart microwave safe dish. cover with plastic wrap, venting one corner. Microwave on HIGH 8 to 10 minutes until just tender; set aside.

Coat 12-inch round pizza pan with vegetable cooking spray; press dough evenly into pan; prick all over with fork.

Bake for 10 minutes; set aside. Meanwhile, in large non stick skillet over medium heat saute beef until browned; drain fat. Mix in 3/4 cup barbecue sauce.

To assemble pizza, spread beef mixture over crust; top evenly with potatoes and bell pepper. Drizzle with remaining 1/4 cup barbecue sauce. Sprinkle with cheese.

Bake 10 to 15 minutes until hot throughout and cheese is melted.

Cut into 8 wedges.

YIELD: 4 Servings

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