Combination Pizza Hut and Taco Bell

Posted by Courtney |


If you're anything like me, you get this song stuck in your head about 12 times per day. Das Racist's Combination Pizza Hut and Taco bell:

It's so bad, I've passed the affliction on to my son:

I've found the only way to really get it out of my head is to focus whole-heartedly on something else and usually this involves pizza and/or tacos.

I don't hit up the Hut or bounce to the Bell, I make my own damned goodies right here.


Pizza is usually reserved for the nights my baby boy has his half-sisters over because there really is no better way to get a kid to eat veggies than to get them to make their own dinner, feel pride in it, and feel silly if they don't then eat it. And all kids love making pizza.

I start out with my simple as all heck pizza dough recipe which is:

4 1/2 teaspoons yeast
1 1/2 cups warm water
4 tablespoons honey
2 to 3 cups all purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon olive oil

Sometimes I add a little more whole wheat and a little less all purpose. But anyway. Dissolve the yeast in the warm water with the honey. Let it sit until it foams a little on the top. Combine all the dry ingredients in a large bowl and make a well in it. Add the olive oil to the well and pour in a little at a time, the yest mixture. Slowly incorporate the two mixtures with a fork, until everything is combined. If the resulting dough is too wet, add flour, if it is too dry, add warm water. Knead the dough until it is perfectly combined. coat the inside of a clean bowl with olive oil and place the dough in it. Cover with a moist kitchen towel and place in a warm place until the dough has doubled in size. During this time I usually like to throw some garlic into the oven with a bit of olive oil, salt and pepper to roast. When the dough has risen to twice it's size, punch it down and spread it out in the shape you want for your pizza. Probably about enough for two medium round pizzas.

Topping suggestions:

Use the garlic you roasted to mash and combine with some olive oil and brush around the crusts before baking the pizza. A tiny sprinkling of kosher salt won't hurt either. You can also mix in the roasted garlic with some salt, pepper and mayo to make a crust dipping sauce. This is also good with roasted red bell peppers. Another great dip is just plain old balsamic and olive oil.

Greek: Carmelize some onions, roast some peppers and chop them up and put them on your pizza with some more roasted garlic, feta cheese, anchovies and olives. Finish it after it comes out of the oven with fresh cherry tomatoes and a drizzle of olive oil and balsamic.

Grill some chicken, chop it, and put it on the pizza with your favorite BBQ sauce.

Arugula, buffalo mozzarella, compari or cherry tomatoes and basil will make you cry. A few blobs of pesto on this instead of fresh basil is also amazing.

The absolute BEST pizza topping combination I have ever had in my entire life is also the weirdest sounding but everyone who has ever tried it has fallen deeply in love. My friend came up with this when she worked at a restaurant in Cairns, Australia and all she did was pick random toppings off a menu. She may have been under an influence of some kind, but however it came to be, friends, it is delicious and I urge you with every ounce of my being to try it. It is... drumrolllll:

Feta Cheese

And the most important part: overbake it so it's a little more golden brown than you usually make your pizza. It is so damned good. It is henceforth known as the Wrecka, named for my friend Rebecca.

Bake your pies at 350 until the cheese is nice and golden to your liking. Let it rest a few minutes or you'll have a toppings slide that will send all your hard work down the drain. Not to mention the fact that we never take bites of food that's too hot, as it threatens the precious lives of our devoted taste buds.


Tacos are so easy and so delicious when you use the right products. You absolutely have to use warm corn tortillas. Stephanie's Guacamole should make it to the table. You need to have Valentino Mexican Hot sauce which you can find in a good imported food store. You need Manchego or Oaxaca cheese, a good brand of refried beans (let's face it, no name brand refrieds smell like cat food that's been left out for 9 days) and of course, some crunchy, fresh veggies and crema.

I like my tacos with either Arrachera, grilled shrimp or chorizo sausage. I love pickled hot peppers in them and there was one place we frequented in Mexico called Las Aguas Chiles which had a bottle of the best damned chipotle mayo I have ever tasted. I would die to have some of that right now. It is made by a Mexican sushi chain called Sushi Itto which is absolutely spectacular sushi. If you get your hands on this sauce, put it in your taco. You won't regret it.

That's the basis of good tacos, although no two tacos I've ever had are the same and that's the way I like it.

So there you have it: Combination Pizza Hut and Taco Bell Seared Food Blog style. Do you have any good pizza or taco recipes or tips? We'd love to hear them in the comments!

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Anonymous said...

Valentina is in fact the best hot sauce known to man...or woman for that matter.

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