Street Taco Pizza

Topped with a sweet and spicy crumbled bison and glued together with authentic chihuahua and cotija cheeses, this street-taco-inspired pizza is unlike anything you’ve ever tasted.

Bison is the star of this pizza. Due to its lower fat content, bison is the perfect meat for taco mix. Highlighted with spices like turmeric and smoked paprika, bison meat wraps itself in flavor, rather than absorbing it.

Served with a side of homemade zesty ranch dipping sauce, this pizza will certainly leave you craving seconds!

Street Taco Pizza

Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine American, Mexican, Southwest
Keyword ground bison
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 42 minutes
Servings 6 Servings


For Pizza

  • 8 oz Great Range Premium ground bison
  • 16 oz raw pizza dough - at room temperature
  • ¼ cup roasted sweet corn
  • ¼ cup red onion - chopped
  • 1 jalapeno - chopped
  • 1 shallot - sliced
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon turmeric
  • 1/2 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 cup water
  • ¼ - ½ cup tinga sauce - or sub adobo sauce
  • 1 cup chihuahua cheese - or sub queso fresco
  • 2 tablespoons cotija cheese - or sub parmesan
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro - or sub parsley, chopped for topping
  • salt & pepper - to taste
  • 1/4 cup corn meal - for dusting

For Zesty Ranch Dipping Sauce

  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 3 tablespoons packet dry ranch


  1. Preheat a pizza stone in the oven at 425°F for at least 30 minutes (or while prepping the ingredients for the pizza).

  2. In a skillet over medium high heat add the bison and brown until crumbled, about 5-8 minutes. Add the corn, onion and jalapeno. Sauté for another 5 minutes, until the onions are just starting to soften. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.

  3. Then add the garlic powder, turmeric, paprika, cayenne and water. Stir until the spices are mixed in with the bison and heated through. Remove from heat and set aside to cool slightly.

  4. Prep the pizza dough on a clean surface (or peel) dusted with corn meal. Roll out the pizza dough to be about a quarter to half inch thick. Spread on a thin layer of tinga sauce, leaving room around the edges for a crust.

  5. Sprinkle on the chihuahua cheese in an even layer across the crust. Then add the bison mixture, about 4-5 tablespoons in an even layer across the top of the pizza. You may have leftover mix. (Don’t pile the ingredients on too thick, or the pizza crust might get soggy.) Sprinkle on more cheese followed by slices of shallot, cotija cheese and a drizzle of tinga sauce on top.

  6. Transfer the pizza from the peel to the preheated pizza stone. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the crust is puffed up and golden brown around the edges.

  7. Meanwhile, make the dipping sauce by combining the Greek yogurt, lime juice and dry ranch. Stir well and chill until ready to serve.

  8. Remove the pizza from the stone with the peel. Sprinkle on the cilantro and more cotija, to taste. Give the pizza a final drizzle of tinga sauce.

  9. Let the pizza rest for at least 5-10 minutes before cutting for best results. Serve with the zesty ranch dipping sauce and enjoy! Store leftovers in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

Recipe Notes

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