Chorizo and Black Bean Pizza Pie

Slow cooker pizza? Oh yes! Top this easy, homemade pizza recipe with black beans, green chile peppers, and chorizo sausage for a Mexican-meets-pizza-night meal.

Chorizo and Black Bean Pizza Pie
Photo: Jason Donnelly
Prep Time:
30 mins
Slow Cook Time:
3 hrs 40 mins
Stand Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
4 hrs 20 mins


  • 1 ½ - 1 ¾ cup all-purpose flour

  • 3 tablespoon cornmeal

  • 1 ½ teaspoon active dry yeast

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • cup warm water (105°F to 115°F)

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 tablespoon honey

  • 6 - 8 ounce uncooked chorizo sausage links, casings removed, and/or ground beef

  • ¾ cup chopped red sweet pepper

  • 1 15 ounce can black beans, rinsed and drained

  • 1 4 ounce can diced green chile peppers, undrained

  • Nonstick cooking spray

  • 1 cup shredded Colby and Monterey Jack, Monterey Jack, and/or cheddar cheese (4 oz.)


  1. In a large bowl stir together 1 1/4 cups of the flour, the cornmeal, yeast, and salt. Stir in warm water, oil, and honey. On a lightly floured surface, knead in enough of the remaining flour to make a moderately soft dough that is smooth and elastic (3 to 5 minutes). Cover and let rest 5 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, for filling, in a large skillet cook sausage and/or beef and sweet pepper over medium heat until meat is browned. Drain off fat. Stir in beans and chile peppers.

  3. Line a 6-qt. oval slow cooker with parchment paper, then foil. Coat foil with cooking spray. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough into a 14x11-inch oval. Transfer to paper-foil liner in cooker. Fold down top edges of dough to make an even crust that extends 1 to 1 1/2 inches up the sides. Spoon filling into crust.

  4. Cover and cook on high 3 1/2 hours or until crust is golden, giving crockery liner a half-turn halfway through if possible. Sprinkle with cheese. Cover and cook 10 minutes more. Turn off cooker. If possible, remove crockery liner from cooker. Let stand, uncovered, 10 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

420 Calories
19g Fat
43g Carbs
18g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 420
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g 24%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 42mg 14%
Sodium 958mg 42%
Total Carbohydrate 43g 16%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 18g
Vitamin C 25.3mg 127%
Calcium 163mg 13%
Iron 2.9mg 16%
Potassium 416mg 9%
Folate, total 99.3mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.6mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.2mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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