Goodbye to restaurant style pizzas, I really mean it…

I made this pizza last night around 10pm. I had been roaming around with the recipe for making the perfect pizza crust for so long and the thought of topping the pizza crust with ground beef sauce triggered me last night all of a sudden. I had no other choice but to execute my idea. Each step I did with so much passion and waited so eagerly to have a bite of this pizza. As the pizza came out perfectly baked with a soft crust and the ground beef topping on it along with the melted golden cheese on it, the mere sight of it made me go wild. I screamed out of joy and I burned my tongue out of greed. I couldn’t stop admiring the pizza and today when I shared the pizza with my co-workers, they couldn’t stop admiring too.

I adopted the recipe for making the pizza crust from All recipes posted by Jason sharp, I cannot thank him enough for sharing this amazing recipe. After you try this, your search for the perfect pizza crust recipe will literally come to an end and you’ll stick to this recipe forever, I assure you that.

When it came to top the pizza crust, I went a little overboard and made ground beef sauce.Topped the crust with the ground beef and then with veggies, generously sprinkled mozzarella cheese and baked it in the oven for 20 minutes. For the entire 20 minutes, I literally peeped into the oven window and enjoyed the amazing show of crust puffing up, ground beef getting browned and the cheese getting melted, what a divine pleasure it was!!!

It’s homemade pizza, so women are going to like it. It’s topped with ground beef sauce, so men are going to love it. It has cheese on it, so kids are going to enjoy it of course in a messy way. After finishing up the pizza, everyone is going to go wild!!!

Ground beef pizza

Makes: 1 large pizza

Ingredients:

For making 1 large pizza crust:

  • All purpose flour- 2 cups + 1/6 cup
  • Dry active yeast- 1 1/8 tsp
  • Brown sugar or white sugar- 1/4 tsp
  • Warm water- 3/4 cup
  • Salt- 1/2 tsp
  • Olive oil- 1 tbsp

For making Ground beef sauce:

  • Oil- 1 tbsp
  • Ground beef- 1/2 pound
  • Ginger-garlic paste- 2 tsp
  • Chilly powder- 1 tsp
  • Cumin powder- 1/2 tsp
  • Coriander powder- 1 tsp
  • Ground pepper- 1/4 tsp
  • Garam masala- 1/2 tsp
  • Tomato sauce, low sodium- 1 cup
  • Salt- to taste
  • Cilantro, chopped- 1 handful

Veggies:

  • Green pepper, chopped thin long- 1
  • Red onion, chopped thin long- 1
  • Ground pepper- 1/4 tsp
  • Salt- little
  • Tomato sauce- 2 tbsp

Other Ingredients:

  • Cilantro, chopped (optional)- to garnish
  • Mozzarella cheese, grated- generous amount to sprinkle on the pizza.

Instruction

  1. Have all the ingredients ready and let’s have some fun making homemade pizza.
  2. In a small bowl, combine yeast, warm water and sugar, let stand for 10 minutes.
  3. After 10 minutes, add the salt and oil to the yeast solution.
  4. In a large bowl, pour the yeast solution and slowly add the flour and knead.
  5. It will be sticky in the beginning, after you add the entire flour you’ll find it easy to knead.
  6. Knead the dough well, it should be soft and smooth, don’t add too much flour and make it into a hard dough.
  7. Place the dough in a bowl greased with oil and cover the dough with a damp towel, keep aside for 1 hour.
  8. Do not cover the dough with wet kitchen paper towels, after an hour it will be stuck to the dough and will be very hard to peel if off.
  9. In the meantime you could start making the topping and have everything ready.
  10. After an hour, the dough would have doubled in size.
  11. Combine the dough once again and let it sit for a minute.

Making the ground beef sauce:

  1. Heat a large pan over medium heat, add oil.
  2. Add the ground beef and break the lumps, cook till the pink color has changed.
  3. Add ginger-garlic paste to it and saute for a minute.
  4. Now, add chilly powder, cumin powder, coriander powder, garam masala, ground pepper and salt to it.
  5. Combine well and stir fry for a few minutes.
  6. Add tomato sauce and cook for a couple of minutes.
  7. Add chopped cilantro and combine to the sauce.
  8. Don’t cook till the liquid dries out, it should be have a thick sauce constituency.
  9. Transfer the ground beef sauce to a bowl and keep aside.
  10. In the same pan used for cooking the ground beef, add the chopped veggies (you could even use mushrooms, jalapeno etc).
  11. Add ground pepper and salt to it and saute the veggies for 2 minutes.
  12. Add the tomato sauce and combine with the veggies.
  13. Don’t over cook the veggies, it should be slightly tender, keep aside.

Rolling the pizza dough and topping it:

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 F or 220 C.
  2. Grease the pizza pan with little olive oil.
  3. Place the dough over it and using your hands you could stretch the dough to a round shape or use a rolling pin to roll it.
  4. After rolling it, let it stand for 15 minutes on the pan.
  5. Grate grate grate the cheese, gently down the grater :)
  6. Spread the prepared ground beef sauce over the rolled dough evenly, top the veggies, sprinkle chopped cilantro and generously sprinkle mozzarella cheese over it.
  7. Bake for 20 minutes, keeping the pan on the lower rack of the oven until the cheese has melted and the curst has cooked well.
  8. Remove from the oven, slice it and indulge in it.
Most importantly don’t forget to express your happiness, here are some of the ways:
  1. Scream out of joy, don’t worry even if you annoy your neighbors you could later share the pizza with them and they’ll accompany you in screaming.
  2. By doing cheer dancing moves, nobody is going to sneak on you even if someone did, who cares, right?
  3. If you are brave enough, go outside, just scream out loud and let everyone know that you just baked the best pizza ever.

Now, you tell me what exactly have you done, I am all ears and already embracing your weirdness!!!

Tips:

  • While making ground beef sauce, you could season with your favorite seasonings and herbs.
  • Top with your favorite veggies as well.

 

Ground Beef Pizza - Homemade Recipe
 
Ingredients
For making 1 large pizza crust
  • All purpose flour- 2 cups + ⅙ cup
  • Dry active yeast- 1⅛ tsp
  • Brown sugar or white sugar- ¼ tsp
  • Warm water- ¾ cup
  • Salt- ½ tsp
  • Olive oil- 1 tbsp
For making Ground beef sauce
  • Oil- 1 tbsp
  • Ground beef- ½ pound
  • Ginger-garlic paste- 2 tsp
  • Chilly powder- 1 tsp
  • Cumin powder- ½ tsp
  • Coriander powder- 1 tsp
  • Ground pepper- ¼ tsp
  • Garam masala- ½ tsp
  • Tomato sauce, low sodium- 1 cup
  • Salt- to taste
  • Cilantro, chopped- 1 handful
Veggies
  • Green pepper, chopped thin long- 1
  • Red onion, chopped thin long- 1
  • Ground pepper- ¼ tsp
  • Salt- little
  • Tomato sauce- 2 tbsp
Other Ingredients
  • Cilantro, chopped (optional)- to garnish
  • Mozzarella cheese, grated- generous amount to sprinkle on the pizza.
Instructions
  1. Have all the ingredients ready and let's have some fun making homemade pizza.
  2. In a small bowl, combine yeast, warm water and sugar, let stand for 10 minutes.
  3. After 10 minutes, add the salt and oil to the yeast solution.
  4. In a large bowl, pour the yeast solution and slowly add the flour and knead.
  5. It will be sticky in the beginning, after you add the entire flour you'll find it easy to knead.
  6. Knead the dough well, it should be soft and smooth, don't add too much flour and make it a hard dough.
  7. Place the dough on a bowl greased with oil and cover the dough with a damp towel keep aside for 1 hour.
  8. Do not cover the dough with wet kitchen paper towels, after an hour it will be stuck to the dough and will be very hard to peel it off.
  9. In the meantime you could start making the topping and have everything ready.
  10. After an hour, the dough would have doubled in size.
  11. Combine the dough once again and let it sit for a minute.
Making the ground beef sauce
  1. Heat a large pan over medium heat, add oil.
  2. Add the ground beef and break the lumps, cook till the pink color has changed.
  3. Add ginger-garlic paste to it and saute for a minute.
  4. Now, add chilly powder, cumin powder, coriander powder, garam masala, ground pepper and salt to it.
  5. Combine well and stir fry for a few minutes.
  6. Add tomato sauce and cook for a couple of minutes.
  7. Add chopped cilantro and combine to the sauce.
  8. Don't cook till the liquid dries out, it should be have a thick sauce constituency.
  9. Transfer the ground beef sauce to a bowl and keep aside.
  10. In the same pan used for cooking the ground beef, add the chopped veggies (you could even use mushrooms, jalapeno etc).
  11. Add ground pepper and salt to it and saute the veggies for 2 minutes.
  12. Add the tomato sauce and combine with the veggies.
  13. Don't over cook the veggies, it should be slightly tender, keep aside.
Rolling the pizza dough and topping it
  1. Preheat the oven to 425 F or 220 C.
  2. Grease the pizza pan with little olive oil.
  3. Place the dough over it and using your hands you could stretch the dough to a round shape or use a rolling pin to roll it.
  4. After rolling it, let it stand for 15 minutes on the pan.
  5. Grate grate grate the cheese, gently down the grater :)
  6. Spread the prepared ground beef sauce over the rolled dough evenly, top the veggies, sprinkle chopped cilantro and generously sprinkle mozzarella cheese over it.
  7. Bake for 20 minutes, keeping the pan on the lower rack of the oven until the cheese has melted and the curst has cooked well.
  8. Remove from the oven, slice it and indulge in it.
  9. Most importantly don't forget to express your happiness, here are some of the ways:
  10. Scream out of joy, don't worry even if you annoy your neighbors you could later share the pizza with them and they'll accompany you in screaming.
  11. By doing cheer dancing moves, nobody is going to sneak on you even if someone did, who cares, right?
  12. If you are brave enough, go outside, just scream out loud and let everyone know that you just baked the best pizza ever.
  13. Now, you tell me what exactly have you done, I am all ears and already embracing your weirdness!!!
Notes
•While making ground beef sauce, you could season with your favorite seasonings and herbs.
•Top with your favorite veggies as well.