Beef Pizza

My Favourite Pizzas

Beef Pizza myfavouritepastime.com_2954It was one of those idle days when you pace up and down and wonder what to do next. The weather was cold and grey even though it was supposedly, the middle of “summer.” I decided to watch a random cooking show. I can’t even remember what it was called, because I was bored and restless. The menu for that day was a beef pizza, topped with ground beef, flavoured with mint and bell pepper. I had never flavoured ground beef with mint but it sounded refreshing so I decided to give it a go and here it is.

Beef Pizza myfavouritepastime.com_2955 I quickly made the flatbread crust and soon the beef was simmering away in a pot. The pizza was delicious and I really loved the addition of mint. I can’t describe what it tasted like but it had that fresh minty aroma, lurking away in the background. The best part of the pizza was the topping of fresh lettuce, onions and tomatoes. Please do not omit this step if you ever try the pizza. I wish you a fabulous day or night, wherever you are!!!

  • Ingredients
  • 3 teaspoons olive oil
  • 500g (1Ib) ground (minced) beef
  • ½ teaspoon red chilli (pepper) flakes
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 1 cup chopped bell peppers
  • ¼ cup crushed tomatoes, tomato purée or passata
  • ¼ cup shredded mint
  • 1½-2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese

Beef Pizza myfavouritepastime.com_4383Please always remember to assemble all ingredients before you start

Beef Pizza myfavouritepastime.com_4385Heat a non-stick skillet (pan) over high heat and add 1 teaspoon olive oil. Add the beef with pepper flakes, and enough salt to taste and cook until no longer pink and lightly browned. Remove with a slotted and drain on a sponge towel. Drain the rendered fat from the skillet.

Beef Pizza myfavouritepastime.com_4390Heat the remaining 2 teaspoons olive oil over medium high heat and add onions and bell peppers and cook until lightly browned,

Beef Pizza myfavouritepastime.com_4393add the tomato puree and beef and stir for about 2 minutes.

Beef Pizza myfavouritepastime.com_4394Add the chopped mint and remove from the heat.

Beef Pizza myfavouritepastime.com_4407I decided to make two round pizzas

Beef Pizza myfavouritepastime.com_4410Roll the pizza to desired size and shape. I rolled mine into and extra thin crust

Beef Pizza myfavouritepastime.com_4412Top the pizza with half the mozzarella cheese,

Beef Pizza myfavouritepastime.com_2949then top with the beef and lastly, top with the remaining cheese. Bake at 500°F (260°C) on a pizza stone for 8-10 minutes or 450°F (230°C) on a pizza tray for 12-14 minutes until golden brown and bubbly.

Beef Pizza myfavouritepastime.com_2951Remove from oven

Beef Pizza myfavouritepastime.com_2952

and top with lettuce, sliced onions and diced tomatoes.

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Serve hot for dinner or lunch of a snack

Beef Pizza

Preparation time: Baking time: 10-15 minutes; Makes: 14-16 inch pizza

Ingredients

  • 1 Flatbread Crust

Topping

  • 3 teaspoons olive oil
  • 500g (1Ib) ground (minced) beef
  • ½ teaspoon red chilli (pepper) flakes
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 1 cup chopped bell peppers
  • ¼ cup crushed tomatoes, tomato purée or passata
  • ¼ cup shredded mint
  • 1½-2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese

To Garnish

  • Shredded romaine lettuce
  • Sliced onions
  • Diced tomatoes

Instructions

  1. Make the Flatbread Crust (see recipe at the end of the page) but you can also use the. no-knead thin pizza crust.
  2. Heat a non-stick skillet (pan) over high heat and add 1 teaspoon olive oil. Add the beef with pepper flakes, and enough salt to taste and cook until no longer pink and lightly browned. Remove with a slotted and drain on a sponge towel. Drain the fat rendered from the skillet.
  3. Heat the remaining 2 teaspoons olive oil over medium high heat and add onions and bell peppers and cook until lightly browned, add the pizza sauce and beef and stir for about 2 minutes. Add chopped mint and remove from the heat.
  4. Roll the pizza to desired size and shape. Top with half the mozzarella cheese, then top with the beef and lastly, top with the remaining cheese.
  5. Bake at 500°F (260°C) on a pizza stone for 8-10 minutes or 450°F (230°C) on a pizza tray for 12-14 minutes until golden brown and bubbly.
  6. Remove from oven and top with lettuce, sliced onions and diced tomatoes.

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Flatbread Crust

Ingredients

  • 125 all purpose flour
  • 125 g whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon (5ml salt)
  • 1 teaspoon Fleischmann’s instant yeast
  • 105ml (7 tablespoons; ⅓ cup + 2 tablespoons) warm water
  • 1 egg
  • 1½ tablespoons olive oil

Instructions

  1. For the Flatbread Crust: sift the flours, salt and yeast and make a well in the centre. Add the water, egg and olive oil and mix with a metal spoon. Turn onto a floured surface and knead 5 minutes until soft and pliable. Place in a lightly oiled bowl and cover with a cling film until doubled in size, about 1 hour.
  2. Knock back the dough and shape into a ball, sprinkle with flour, cover and let rest 5 minutes then roll as required. This dough should make: one 12-14 inch round or 2 x 8 inch round pizzas; or 10 x 14 inch rectangle or 12 x 8 inch rectangle.
  3. Please note you can use 250g white all-purpose flour if preferred or whole wheat flour. Suit your palate.

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Author: Liz

I love everything food: eating, cooking, baking and travelling. I also love photography and nature.

29 thoughts

  1. My mouth is watering! It’s nearly supper time and I have ribs cooking or I would be doing this! Pizzas are so easy and quick. I sometimes cheat and use wraps for a quick pizza! I’m falling far behind on your posts Liz. Must get with the picture and catch up. No excuses…..just the ho hum grey weather we have on this coast in the autumn and winter. Now going to check on earlier posts. Hope you are well and having a lovely autumn.

    1. Hi Sandy,
      Omg I was just visualizing some slowly cooked ribs, falling off the bone. There is lots of ribs on sale this week! The autumn is great, sometimes cold, sometimes warm, sometimes rainy and sometimes, a dash of flurries. Thanks so much for ‘catching up’ I was kind of worried about you. Have a great time and my warm regards to your family!
      Liz

    1. Ha ha Lignum. You are closely monitoring my diet….ahem. The pizza was delicious, while it lasted. This one was polished off in a jiffy. Have a lovely weekend, too!!!!
      Liz

  2. Wow! When I read the title I wasn’t sure how I’d feel about this dish, but it sounds delicious! Sodt of like a pizza-taco hybrid with mint thrown in the mix. Thanks for sharing this fun recipe. 🙂

    1. Thanks. The mint was definitely a great addition. I loved it and would do it all over again, probably with more mint. Enjoy the weekend!
      liz

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