Beefy Pizza

Have you had those moments when you are trying to tweak or create a recipe then you make a mental list of the ingredients along with the measurements while telling yourself that you will make the actual list later on?

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You forget about it.


When you decide to make it again, you can’t even remember the most common ingredient?! 😐

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Some weeks ago, I made Beefy Pizza, but the photos were not that nice, so I decided to bake a new one and use the new photos. The thing is I completely forgot a single ingredient – tomato sauce. So the beef topping became pale. Lucky me, I can’t live without veggies in a pizza and that saved the photos… somehow. The taste? Well, thank you to me for being a ‘sauce [ketchup] person’ as that saved the beef topping. πŸ˜€

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You can make the topping before you make your dough to drain the excess oil from the beef topping.

Beefy Pizza

  • Servings: 8
  • Difficulty: easy
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Beef topping:


  • 300g ground beef
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 2 tbsp tomato sauce or tomato ketchup
  • sugar, salt & pepper, to taste
  • oil for sautΓ©ing
  • Pizza sauce (I used tomato ketchup as the sauce)
  • Mozzarella cheese


  1. In a pan with medium heat, sautΓ© garlic and onion in oil.
  2. When fragrant, add beef and combine well. Cover and wait for the ‘beef water’ evaporates.
  3. Add tomato sauce or tomato ketchup and cook until it’s dried out. Add sugar, salt & pepper to taste.
  4. You can lay the topping on a paper towel or on a colander.
  5. Make your dough. (Recipe below or you can use your own.)

Pizza Dough:


  • 2 Β½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 Β½ tsp instant yeast
  • 1 Β½ tsp baking powder
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • Β½ tsp salt
  • ΒΎ cup warm water
  • 1/3 cup yogurt
  • 2 tbsp olive oil (or any flavorless oil)

(You’ll also need additional flour for your work surface and oil for your bowl.)


  1. Put all ingredients for the dough in a large bowl.
  2. Using a wooden spoon or your clean hands, mix the dough until you get all the flour from the bowl.
  3. Knead the dough until it becomes soft and does not sticks to your hands (about 10 minutes or more).Β  You can also use your stand mixer to do the kneading for you. (You can do the kneading in a lightly floured surface or in a large plastic bowl. For me, since this is a pizza and doesn’t need that much of β€˜bubbles’, I decided to knead using a large plastic bowl with ONLY my right hand working on the dough and it worked perfectly.)
  4. Shape the dough into a ball and put in an oiled bowl, cover using a plastic wrap or lint free towel. Keep it in a warm place and let it rise for an hour or until doubled in size.
  5. Punch the dough and transfer to a lightly floured surface. Knead for a few seconds.
  6. Divide the dough into 3 equal parts if you prefer a thin-crust pizza or 2 parts if you prefer something sort of a deep-pan pizza.
  7. Flatten the dough to 12 inches (or whatever you prefer) to fit your baking sheet.
  8. Preheat your oven at 400 F. While doing so, you can let your pizza dough rise before putting Β the beef topping.
  9. Bake at 15 minutes or until the mozzarella melts beautifully.
  10. Serve immediately.

I am super late for this week’s Fiesta Friday #75 hosted by the Amazing Angie and co-hosted by Β another J & J duo – Julie @ Hostess at Heart and Josette @ The Brook Cook.

I hope you enjoy this super late treat from me. Thank you for spending your time with me. I wish everyone a fab weekend and happy partying. πŸ˜‰

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43 thoughts on “Beefy Pizza

  1. Homemade pizza is the best, your beefy version, with or without tomato sauce, sounds delicious! Thanks for joining us at What’d You Do at his Weekend? I hope you will join us again, the party is open now!

    1. Hello, Joy. Sorry to be just responding. I was in months with crazy work schedule. Anyway, thanks a lot for stopping by. Glad you liked the pizza. Have a lovely week ahead. πŸ™‚

    1. Hello, Lou Lou Girls. Sorry to be just responding, but work got in the way. Anyway, thank you so much for stopping by and I am glad you liked the pizza. Thanks for sharing as well. Have a lovely week ahead. See you on Monday. πŸ™‚ xx

  2. I love pizza! This looks delicious – I used to work in a pizza parlour, and we could choose either a ten minute break or a free pizza at the end of the shift! I always took the pizza!

    1. You’ll never get enough of pizza, and me, too. πŸ˜€ They are just filling and so good. Thanks for stopping by and sorry for the late reply. Have a lovely weekend. πŸ™‚

  3. I forget stuff all the time and I have about 1/2 my posts to reshoot. Plus I made some things while on vacation and since I forgot my camera in the trunk of the car I had to shoot one with my phone! Ugh pics! I was going to try again but without all my props its pointless! I’m in the reshoot boat with you:) Thanks for linking up to #SaucySaturdays and I hope you will link up with us again next week!

    1. I hate re-shooting. It means you have to cook/bake all over again and prepare everything again. Not that bad because you get to enjoy the same food again, but I love shooting something new. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this, Jen. Glad to know about it. Have a great week ahead. πŸ™‚

  4. I live Pizzas and this one looks so delicious and you make it seem so easy to prepare! Just my kind of recipe πŸ™‚
    Thanks for sharing it at the #SaucySaturdays Linky party where I found it!

    1. Thank you so much. That’s what I love about pizza – it looks very easy to prepare and you can put any toppings you fancy. Thanks for stopping by and sorry for the late reply. Have a lovely weekend. πŸ™‚

  5. This looks delicious Jhuls! πŸ™‚ Love pizza and tomate ketchup was the only sauce my mum used when I was young!!

    I do that so much!! πŸ˜€ I’ve got a separate folder on my computer saying “reshoot” so that I remember I need to make them again!! My husband doesn’t seem to mind because then he gets to eat it again! Once I forgot cilantro, and asked my husband to bring some, and he got Parsley instead! He thought I could easily substitute it because it looks so similar! *sigh* Men! πŸ˜€
    Definitely LOVE Pizza anytime of the day, anytime of the week, ANY occasion with ANY topping! But I can be a pizza snob! hahaha!
    Thank you for joining and sharing this at #SaucySaturdays! πŸ™‚

    1. So did you use the parsley instead of Cilantro? πŸ™‚ Thanks a lot, Dini. I am so happy for you and your fellow hosts for the successful Saucy Saturday. Hope to be back again. Have a lovely week. πŸ™‚ xoxo

    1. Thanks a lot, Michelle. Congrats on switching diets. I forgot what diet is. πŸ˜€ Have a lovely week. And happy baking! xoxo

  6. Looks yummy, and it’s always good to mix it up ingredient wise with pizza! Food photos can be so difficult at times, can’t they?!

  7. I have drafts of delicious dishes just sitting there with sad photos. 😦 I try to jot notes to myself about what I did when cooking- it seems that as soon as I make the next dish the details of the last are erased! :/ I made the most amazing dish the other night- and then we lost power (thunderstorm)… No photos in the dark!! I guess I’ll have to make that one again. πŸ™‚ Your photos are always great by the way. πŸ™‚ Happy 4th & Happy Fiesta Friday!

    1. At least I know that I am not alone in this. πŸ˜€ Thanks a lot for co-hosting this week’s FF, Josette. Happy 4th and happy FF! xoxo

  8. Happens to me all the time, Jhuls! Why do you think I have 40+ drafts? Mostly ‘coz I don’t like the photos, then when I try to recreate, I can’t remember what I did! Ketchup is good with anything, anyway. I seriously would dip my pizza in ketchup if no one is looking, haha…

    1. Oh, your drafts is more than mine. And that reminds me that I haven’t let my cousin proofread my post. πŸ˜€ So please excuse if you see anything misspelled.

      And as to the ketchup, we share the love for ketchup and the dipping of pizza in ketchup, I should try that soonest. πŸ˜› Thanks for stopping by, Angie. I love you being here. Happy 4th of July to you and enjoy! πŸ˜‰ xx

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