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Three Sisters Native American Pizza


Native American refer to the trio of squash, beans, and corn as the "Three Sisters." Not only do they grow together well, they taste great together, too. Try using a whole wheat crust to accent the earthy notes of the pizza.

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  • 1 cup canned pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon agave syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon chipotle powder, or to taste
  • pinch cayenne
  • 1 pound prepared pizza dough (whole wheat recommended)
  • 3/4 cup canned black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup frozen corn kernels
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1 (4-oz.) can chopped green chilies
  • 1 sliced jalapeno pepper, optional
  • 1 1/2 cup shredded Colby Jack cheese


Preheat oven to 500° with a pizza stone on the middle rack.

Combine pumpkin puree, water, vinegar, agave syrup, chipotle powder, cayenne, and salt and pepper to taste in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, reduce heat to low, and simmer until thickened slightly, about 5 – 7 minutes. Let cool slightly.

Sprinkle a pizza peel or flat baking sheet with cornmeal. Roll or stretch dough into a 12 – 14-inch round and place on the peel. Spread sauce over the dough, leaving a border around the edges. Scatter beans, corn, onion, chilies, and optional jalapeno over the pie. Top with cheese. Transfer pie to heated baking stone and bake about 10 - 15 minutes, or until cheese is melted and crust is golden.

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