PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Impress your friends at your next tailgate! Your guests are going to love this pizza.

This week on the KDKA Steelers Huddle, Rania Harris shows off a Tex Mex Pizza in the Heinz Red Zone!

Don’t forget to tune into the PNC Steelers Huddle Show each Saturday after the 11:00pm news on KDKA-TV for more of Rania’s recipes!

Tex Mex Pizza


  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 Vidalia onion, chopped
  • 1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 1 package taco seasoning
  • 2 cups Heinz® Ketchup
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 8-ounce can diced green chilies – drained
  • 2 10-inch pizza crusts
  • 3 cups shredded Pepper Jack Cheese
  • 1 bunch green onions, chopped
  • Chopped black olives
  • Salsa


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. In a nonstick skillet, heat the vegetable oil and add the onion. Sauté the onion until golden brown. Add the ground beef and cook until the ground beef begins to brown.
  3. Add in the taco seasoning, Heinz Ketchup and water and cook over medium heat until the mixture begins to thicken slightly.  Add in the chilies and heat through.
  4. Place each pizza crust on two pizza screens and top each with half of the Tex Mex mixture. Evenly top each pizza with half of the Pepper Jack cheese.
  5. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until the cheese is melted and begins to bubble.
  6. As soon as the pizzas are out of the oven, garnish them evenly with the green onions and olives. Add a dollop salsa on each slice and serve immediately.

Serves: 16