Taco Stromboli

Aug 22



I came home tonight with every intention of making mexican pizza. But when I started layering all the goodies on top of the piiza dough, I knew it would be a pizza disaster if I cooked it as a pizza– pick up one slice, and we’re toast. By toast, I mean mexican pizza toppings EVERYWHERE.

What was I to do? Simple, I made stromboli– just moved the toppings in the center a bit more and rolled it into a delicious and compact bundle of flavor. I loved that it was nice and crispy on the outside, but the inside wasn’t dry at all. Making the stromboli might have been an accident, but this recipe is on the rotation now!


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  • whole wheat pizza dough
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • packet taco seasoning
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 1 cup lettuce, chopped
  • 3/4 cup mexican shreded cheese
  • 1/2 cup salsa
  • dried cilantro
  • 3-4 jalapeno slices
  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: easy


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Brown ground beef with taco seasonings and onion.

Spray cookie sheet with cooking spray. Spread pizza dough out onto cookie sheet as thin as it will go without creating a hole. I used a rolling pin to do this. Layer ground beef and onions.


Continue to layer lettuce, cheese, salsa, cilantro, and jalapeno.


Roll dough over itself, and tuck dough in at the end. Curve the dough/stromboli. Cut a couple slices width-wise in the top of the stromboli.


Bake for 15-20 minutes. Slice, serve, and enjoy!



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Comments: 39

  1. Michele @ Alwayzbakin Aug 23 at 9:01 am Reply

    What a great idea! It looks so perfect and professional too. 😉 My family would love this.

    • Elizabeth Aug 25 at 3:34 pm Reply

      Thanks Michele!

  2. Carol at Wild Goose Tea Aug 27 at 11:40 am Reply

    I am soooo impressed. That turned out so well! What a great change of pace to serve at home. Great filling.

    • Elizabeth Sep 02 at 4:43 pm Reply

      Thanks so much Carol!

  3. Taco ANYTHING is so perfect for me. I’m on a mexican kick that cannot be curtailed!

  4. Marjory @ Dinner-Mom Sep 11 at 4:20 pm Reply

    What a big roll of Mexican goodness!

  5. Amy @Very Culinary Sep 11 at 4:21 pm Reply

    Sometimes the best food comes from accidents!

  6. Masshole mommy Sep 11 at 4:24 pm Reply

    We love tex-mex inspired meals like this at our house! I’m definitely going to have to try it.

  7. Ashley @ Wishes & Dishes Sep 11 at 4:26 pm Reply

    Way to improvise!! And this looks delish!

  8. Pam Sep 11 at 6:37 pm Reply

    That looks so delicious! I love the fun combo of Mexican and Italian!

  9. Carly Anderson Sep 11 at 8:43 pm Reply

    This looks so yummy! It’s a great way to make tacos a different way.

  10. Debbie Denny Sep 11 at 9:07 pm Reply

    That is a great meal. Great way for Tex-Mex

  11. Ann Bacciaglia Sep 11 at 11:03 pm Reply

    This is a great idea. i cant wait to try making it with a few twists of my own. Thanks for a great recipe.

  12. Crystal Barrett Sep 11 at 11:27 pm Reply

    Mexican AND Italian!? Yum!!! Can’t go wrong with this!!

  13. That looks AMAZING! I’ve got to make this this weekend. Seriously awesome.

  14. That looks so good! What a great take on the taco. I love it!

  15. This is definitely an interesting variation on a stromboli, I am going to have to try making this one! :)

  16. christine Sep 12 at 6:59 am Reply

    Great spin on Mexican flavors. Isn’t it the best when accidents turn into amazing recipes?

  17. Claire Gallam Sep 12 at 9:11 am Reply

    Great spin on stromboli!!!

  18. Tess Sep 12 at 9:40 am Reply

    Always looking for some new recipes. We have been just doing regular tacos so this would be a great change

  19. brett Sep 12 at 9:55 am Reply

    that looks awesome. i wonder if i can get away with it on taco tuesday next week!

  20. Jenn Sep 12 at 10:28 am Reply

    Interesting spin on tacos and strombolis both!! I’d absolutly make it!

  21. Krystal Sep 12 at 10:35 am Reply

    I have never seen anything like this before! What a fun dish!

  22. Janel (A Mom's Take) Sep 12 at 11:12 am Reply

    I like regular old stromboli, but I never thought to make one like a taco, what a great idea. I’ve got to make this.

  23. Chrystal @ YUM eating Sep 12 at 11:21 am Reply

    I am a huge fan of Mexican foods and flavors. I am going to have to try this and see what my family thinks. It looks yum!

  24. Tonia Sep 12 at 12:10 pm Reply

    That turned out really well. I mess up a lot of dishes, so it’s nice when you can make something work.

  25. Debbie L. Sep 12 at 1:17 pm Reply

    This looks very tasty – we love Mexican food at our house. I don’t think I have ever tasted Stromboli

  26. Now this is making me hungry. This is a great idea!

  27. Christie Sep 12 at 3:37 pm Reply

    Oh this looks so yum! Great for parties!

  28. kristin Sep 12 at 4:03 pm Reply

    Oh yum! looks so good! Easy too which is nice!

  29. Tracey Sep 12 at 7:18 pm Reply

    We are huge fans of Mexican in our house! Definitely trying this one out.

  30. Jessica (Savory Experiments) Sep 12 at 10:31 pm Reply

    Did you just combine Mexican and Italian? You are now my HERO!!! I love it!

  31. Mel Cole Sep 12 at 11:00 pm Reply

    I love stromboli and I haven’t tried taco seasoning in it. Looks good!

  32. April Sep 13 at 2:16 am Reply

    I would have never thought of this! Sounds so yummy!

  33. Danielle @ We Have It All Sep 13 at 4:15 pm Reply

    Fantastic idea! I never thought to roll it up like that. We tend to put too much on top and it doesn’t always turn out so good. I’ll have to try this next time.

  34. Kendra Sep 14 at 3:47 pm Reply

    I like recipes like this, simple and flavorful. I’ll be pinnning. :)

  35. Angela {Mind Over Batter} Sep 15 at 12:50 pm Reply

    Total genius! I’ve made Mexican pizza before and it has happened to me. Toppings everywhere. Now I know I can turn it into Stromboli and all will be right in my world.

  36. Lauren @ Healthy Delicious Oct 08 at 8:51 pm Reply

    Awesome idea!

  37. What a great idea!

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