Let’s talk pizza this week … and in particular, pizza toppings. My absolute favourite is pepperoni! and if given the choice I will always opt for the good old pork classic.
While it is possible to buy pork products here in AD, there are other meats, in particular chicken and beef, that are much more easily available. So I decided to give minced beef a try and with some spices and lots of jalapeños, it became a really tasty pizza.
I used the recently updated cauliflower pizza crust which luckily is still popular with the family.
Chicken as pizza topping – do you have a recipe you want to share, please add a link in comments.
And seafood – I must admit I am not convinced but I am a happy to give it a go if you have a recipe that you think will change my mind.
250 minced beef
1 small onion
2 cloves garlic
1/2 tsp cumin
70g tomato puree (small can)
1/2 tsp salt
freshly ground pepper to taste
1 red onion
1 green pepper
jalapeños (as many as you like)
3-4tbsp tomato puree
2 large handfuls of cheese (I used mozzarella)
Prepare one baking tray of pizza crust.
Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4
Chop the onions and transfer to pan. Cook on low heat until soft, add the crushed garlic and fry for a couple of minutes. Increase the heat to medium-high, add the mince and cook stirring for 3-4 mins until the meat is browned all over. Add the spices and the tomato puree. Stir well and leave to cook for 5-10 minutes longer on a low heat to bring out the flavours and until all liquid has evaporated.
Cut the green pepper into small squares and slice the red onion finely. Add a little bit of oil to a frying pan and fry the pepper and onion over a low heat until soft.
Spread the tomato concentrate in a thin layer onto the pizza crust, and top with cheese, mince, peppers and onion.
Place in the oven and cook until the cheese has melted.