Mini Chorizo Pizzas, photo by Sonia Mendez GarciaPhoto by Sonia Mendez Garcia

Mini Chorizo Pizzas

Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 servings
Who doesn't love a tasty mini chorizo pizza with fresh toppings? Pizza, easy to prepare and ready in minutes. Pack for lunch or a snack to go!

Who wouldn't love some mini chorizo pizzas? Adults love them, kids absolutely love them! This easy lunch idea of preparing mini chorizo pizzas has and is still very popular. I remember when I was a kid, my mom would let us pick out different toppings. Besides chorizo, I enjoyed toppings such as ham and pepperoni. We would often enjoy these as a snack after school. If we planned ahead, we would prepare them and back them in our lunch boxes to take to school.

Ingredients

  • 6 English muffins
  • olive oil
  • 2 cups Mild tomato salsa (homemade or store bought)
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese shredded
  • 1 cup monterey jack cheese shredded
  • 8 ounces Mexican-style chorizo previously cooked and crumbled
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro chopped fine
  • 1 avocado diced

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Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400ºF.
  2. Slice the English muffins open and place onto baking sheet. Drizzle each muffin with a little olive oil. When oven reaches 400ºF, toast the muffins for 10 minutes. In a bowl, combine the two cheese varieties.
  3. Remove muffins from oven. Spread 1 full tablespoon of salsa onto each one. Add 1 tablespoon of cheese. 1 tablespoon of crumbled chorizo and then finish with a little more cheese.
  4. Place back into oven and bake for 7-8 minutes or until cheese melts. To brown cheese a little more, place under the broiler for less than 1 minute or until cheese begins to brown. Garnish with remaining salsa, cilantro and avocado. Place back into oven and bake for 7-8 minutes or until cheese melts. To brown cheese a little more, place under the broiler for less than 1 minute or until cheese begins to brown. Garnish with remaining salsa, cilantro and avocado.

Chef Notes

When preparing mini pizzas don't overload the muffin with salsa and toppings. The muffin will get soggy and it may fall apart.

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