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CARIBBEAN COAST NACHOS PIZZA

September Winner - Appetizer/hors d'oeuvres/snack
Athens' “Make it Fabulous with Fillo” Recipe Contest

Caribbean Coast Nachos Pizza Recipe
Prep Time: 15-30 minutes
Serving: Serves 5-6

 

Ingredients

    ~ 20 Athens Fillo pastry sheets
    ~ 1/3 cup olive oil
    ~ 1/2 cup finely grated Romano cheese
    ~ 1 onion, minced
    ~ 1 clove garlic, minced
    ~ 1 jalapeño pepper, seeded, diced
    ~ 1 cup canned fire-roasted tomatoes
    ~ 1 tablespoon brown sugar
    ~ 1 tablespoon chili powder
    ~ 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
    ~ 1/4 teaspoon allspice
    ~ 2 cups shredded provolone
    ~ 1/2 cup thinly sliced smoked sausage
    ~ 1/2 cup canned black beans, rinsed, drained
     

Instructions

Place 1 fillo sheet on work surface. Brush lightly with oil. Sprinkle lightly with about 2 teaspoons Romano cheese. Top with second fillo sheet. Brush lightly with oil. Sprinkle with Romano cheese. Repeat with fillo, oil and Romano cheese.

Cut fillo dough into 1/2" strips with a pizza cutter or sharp knife.

Spray a 12" pizza pan with cooking spray. Fluff fillo strips and arrange loosely in pizza pan.  Bake in 425 degrees oven 5-7 minutes, or till lightly browned.

Meanwhile, heat remaining olive oil in saucepan over medium heat. Add onion, garlic and pepper. Cook 3 minutes. Stir in tomatoes, brown sugar, chili powder, cinnamon and allspice. Simmer 5 minutes.

Remove fillo crust from oven. Sprinkle with 1 cup provolone and smoked sausage. 

Bake 3-5 minutes till provolone is melted. Sprinkle with beans, then the tomato mixture, then the remaining cup provolone cheese. Return pizza to oven and cook 2-3 minutes longer.

 

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