It’s glaringly obvious from looking at this site that Tex-Mex food is our favorite. The seven glorious months we spent in Texas, way back in 2007, totally spoiled us. If you could see all the recipes I have saved, you would find that a majority of them, at least the savory ones, are Tex-Mex (let’s not talk about the oodles of dessert recipes I’ve got piled up). As such, this is my go-to food category when I’m feeling uninspired or can’t decide what to cook.
A few weeks ago, feeling uninspired, I was perusing my freezer and refrigerator for ideas. I ended up with cilantro nearing its end, frozen corn, and Santa Fe sausage (a chorizo-like version from Whole Foods). My first thought was to do something like this poblano pasta, which is one of my favorite recipes ever, but when the idea of pizza popped into my head, I couldn’t let it go.
This pizza is loaded with things we love, so naturally it was a big hit. I went simple with the sauce, just adobo and/or minced chipotles, depending on your heat preference. There’s sausage filled with lots of Tex-Mex spices, a black bean and corn salsa, and fresh tomatoes to finish it off. The roasted poblano crema is what really set it over the top, though. It added just the right amount of heat (we toned Clara’s down with more sour cream), and after one bite I was tempted to drench both my slices of pizza with it. I showed restraint, however, and was rewarded the next day with a pretty fantastic dip for snacking.