Recipe: Spicy beef pizza

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.

img_4412While 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.

Ingredients

Spicy beef:

250 minced beef
1 small onion
2 cloves garlic
1tsp chili
1/2 tsp cumin
1tsp paprika
70g tomato puree (small can)
1/2 tsp salt
freshly ground pepper to taste

Other toppings:

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.  

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