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Three Sisters Native American Pizza

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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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