Discover the Perfect Ground Beef and Onion Pizza

Are you ready to elevate your pizza game? Dive into the irresistible world of flavors with our mouthwatering Ground Beef and Onion Pizza. This crowd-pleasing masterpiece combines the juiciness of seasoned ground beef, the sweetness of caramelized onions, and a generous sprinkling of melty mozzarella cheese. Get ready for a pizza night that will have everyone craving more!

Unleash Your Culinary Creativity

The beauty of pizza lies in its versatility. It can be enjoyed in various forms, from classic pies to innovative quesadillas or even comforting bowls. With our easy-to-follow recipe, you can create a pizza that will wow your taste buds and impress your guests.

Let’s embark on a culinary adventure and explore the wonders of this delectable dish.

The Ingredients: A Symphony of Flavors

To create the perfect Ground Beef and Onion Pizza, you’ll need a few key ingredients:

  • Pizza Dough: Whip up a batch of our artisan pizza dough, a no-knead recipe that uses only four ingredients. However, feel free to use your favorite store-bought or homemade dough if you prefer. You can even use the recipe to make mouthwatering pita pizzas.

Ingredients for beef and onion pizza.

  • Pizza Sauce: Make your own pizza sauce using tomato paste for an extra burst of flavor. Don’t hesitate to substitute it with your preferred pizza sauce if desired.

  • Mozzarella Cheese: Opt for block-style mozzarella cheese and shred it yourself to achieve the perfect melt.

  • Extra Lean Ground Beef: We recommend using extra lean ground beef to avoid excessive grease. However, lean or regular ground beef will work as well. Just remember to drain off any excess grease after cooking the beef mixture.

  • Yellow Onions: Slice about 2 cups of yellow onions, which is roughly equivalent to 2 medium-sized onions. If needed, you can also use white or red onions.

  • Sea Salt and Black Pepper: These simple yet essential seasonings will enhance the flavors of the dish.

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The Method: A Journey to Pizza Perfection

Now that we have our ingredients ready, let’s dive into the method of creating this culinary masterpiece:

  1. Cook the beef mixture: In a skillet, combine the ground beef, onions, salt, and pepper. Cook over medium heat while stirring occasionally to break up the beef. After 10-15 minutes, the beef should be cooked through and the onions tender.

Beef and onions cooked together in a skillet.

  1. Assemble the pizza: Roll out the pizza dough on a floured surface, whether it’s parchment paper for a pizza stone or a baking sheet. Spread ¼ cup of sauce over the dough, followed by ¼ of the beef mixture (approximately ¾ cup), and top it off with 1 and ½ cups of shredded cheese.

Beef and onion toppings assembled on homemade pizza dough.

  1. Bake to perfection: If you’re using a pizza stone, trim the parchment paper and transfer the pizza to a pizza peel or the back of a baking sheet. Carefully place it on the stone and bake for 9-11 minutes until the crust is lightly browned, and the cheese is beautifully melted and golden. If using a baking sheet, simply place it directly in the oven and bake for the same amount of time.

  2. Cool, slice, and savor!: Once the pizza is cooked to perfection, remove it from the oven and transfer it to a wire rack to cool slightly. Remove the parchment paper (if using), slice, and get ready to indulge in pizza heaven.

Ground beef pizza on a wire cooling rack.

Leftovers and Storage: More Delights to Come

What if you have leftovers? Don’t worry; our Ground Beef and Onion Pizza still has surprises in store for you.

  • Make Ahead: You can cook the beef mixture up to 1 day in advance. Simply store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator and use it when you’re ready to create another delicious pizza.

  • To Store: If you have any leftover pizza, let it cool on a wire rack and then store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator. It will stay fresh for up to 4 days. Alternatively, you can freeze it for up to 3 months for future pizza cravings.

  • To Reheat: For the best results, reheat your pizza in the oven or toaster oven at 400°F for about 5-10 minutes, until it’s warmed through and heavenly once again.

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But wait, there’s more!

If you have extra beef mixture and want to savor it later, store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days or freeze it for up to 3 months. You can use it to make another pizza or create a panini with extra pizza sauce and melting mozzarella cheese. The possibilities are endless!

Make it Your Own: Unleash Your Inner Pizza Artist

Are you ready to put your culinary creativity to the test? Here are some ideas to customize your Ground Beef and Onion Pizza:

  • Add More Vegetables: Enhance the nutritional value and taste of your pizza by adding sliced bell peppers or shredded carrots to the beef mixture before cooking. You can also place them on top of the pizza for a vibrant burst of color and flavor.

  • Switch Up the Cheese: While mozzarella is a classic choice, why not experiment with different types of cheese? Try cheddar or gouda for an exciting twist on the traditional flavor profile.

  • Use a Different Sauce: For an unexpected flavor twist, swap out the pizza sauce for barbecue sauce. Experience the mouthwatering combination of tangy barbecue flavors and savory beef.

  • Make Individual Pizzas: Instead of one large pizza, divide the dough into smaller portions to create individual-sized pizzas. Roll them into 7-inch circles, and top each with 2 tablespoons of sauce, ⅛ of the beef mixture (around ⅓-½ cup), and ¾-1 cup of cheese. The baking time remains the same, and everyone can enjoy their personalized pie.

Serving Ideas: Elevate Your Pizza Experience

To enhance your pizza indulgence, consider topping your Ground Beef and Onion Pizza with fresh sliced tomatoes and green onions. These vibrant and aromatic additions will elevate the flavors and add a touch of freshness to each bite.

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Don’t forget the dipping sauces! Santa Fe Ranch, barbecue sauce, or extra pizza sauce provide a delightful complement to the crusts and take your pizza experience to the next level.

Looking for side dish inspiration? Pair your pizza with Caesar salad, mixed berry spinach salad, crispy baked fries, or a simple cherry tomato soup. Need more options? Check out our post featuring 48 delectable ideas for accompaniments to your pizza feast.

Close-up shot showing the bubbly, crispy homemade pizza crust.

Explore More Flavorful Adventures

If you enjoyed our Ground Beef and Onion Pizza recipe, get ready for more culinary delights with these equally tempting options:

  • Simple Homemade Barbecued Beef Burgers: Sink your teeth into juicy, flavorful burgers that will transport you to barbecue heaven.

  • My Favorite Ground Beef Tacos: Experience the perfect balance of zesty flavors and satisfying textures with these mouthwatering tacos.

  • Thai Curry Pizza: Embark on an exotic journey with a unique fusion of Thai flavors and the familiarity of a classic pizza.

Get ready to savor the incredible flavors and dive into a world of endless possibilities with our delicious recipes.

Now, let’s fire up the oven and create pizza magic like never before!

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