Mastering the Art of Beef and Onion Pizza

Have you ever craved the perfect combination of a juicy hamburger and a cheesy pizza? Look no further than the mouthwatering Beef and Onion Pizza. This delectable creation features a flavorful blend of seasoned ground beef, caramelized onions, and melty mozzarella on top of a chewy homemade pizza crust. Get ready to indulge in a taste sensation that will satisfy all your cravings!

The Ingredients

To create this culinary masterpiece, you’ll need a few key ingredients:

  • Pizza Dough: For the best results, we recommend trying our Artisan Pizza Dough recipe. Made with just four simple ingredients, this no-knead dough delivers a chewy and delicious base for your pizza. Don’t worry if you prefer store-bought or have a favorite homemade dough recipe – feel free to use those instead.

  • Pizza Sauce: While we highly recommend making your own pizza sauce using tomato paste for an extra burst of flavor, you can also use your preferred store-bought sauce.

  • Mozzarella Cheese: For optimal meltiness, we suggest shredding a block of mozzarella cheese yourself rather than using pre-shredded alternatives.

  • Extra Lean Ground Beef: To keep the pizza from becoming overly greasy, opt for extra lean ground beef. However, lean or regular ground beef can also be used – just remember to drain off any excess grease after cooking.

  • Yellow Onions: Slice up about two cups of yellow onions (approximately two medium-sized onions) for that sweet caramelized flavor. If you prefer, you can dice the onions instead. White or red onions can also be used as substitutes.

  • Sea Salt and Black Pepper

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The Method

Now that you have your ingredients ready, let’s dive into the process of creating this mouthwatering Beef and Onion Pizza:

  1. Cook the beef mixture: In a skillet, combine the ground beef, onions, sea salt, and black pepper. Cover and cook over medium heat, breaking up the beef with a spatula. Stir frequently until the beef is fully cooked and the onions are tender.

  2. Assemble the pizza: Roll out the pizza dough on a floured surface, either on floured parchment if using a pizza stone or on a floured baking sheet. Spread a quarter cup of sauce onto the dough, followed by a quarter of the beef mixture (approximately three-fourths of a cup), and finally, one and a half cups of shredded mozzarella cheese.

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

  4. Cool, slice, and serve: After baking, remove the pizza from the oven and transfer it to a wire rack to cool slightly. If using parchment paper, remove it before slicing and serving your delicious creation.

Leftovers and Storage

If you have any leftovers (which is rare because this pizza is simply irresistible), here’s how you can handle them:

  • Make Ahead: The beef mixture can be cooked up to one day in advance. Store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

  • To Store: Cool any leftover pizza on a wire rack and store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to four days. Alternatively, you can freeze it for up to three months.

  • To Reheat: For the best results, reheat the pizza in an oven or toaster oven at 400°F for about 5-10 minutes until it is warmed through.

  • Leftover Beef Mixture: If you decide not to make all four pizzas, you can store the extra beef mixture in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to four days or freeze it for up to three months. This way, you can enjoy pizzas at a later date or use the beef mixture to make a delectable panini with extra pizza sauce and mozzarella.

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Make it Your Own

Feel free to put your own unique twist on this mouthwatering Beef and Onion Pizza! Here are some suggestions to get your creative juices flowing:

  • Add More Vegetables: Enhance the flavors by adding sliced bell peppers or shredded carrots to the beef mixture before cooking or as toppings.

  • Switch Up the Cheese: Experiment with different cheeses or even create a delightful blend. Cheddar or gouda would be excellent alternatives to mozzarella.

  • Use a Different Sauce: For a unique flavor experience, swap out the pizza sauce with barbecue sauce to create a tantalizing BBQ beef pizza.

  • Make Individual Pizzas: Divide the dough into eight portions instead of four and roll out 7-inch round circles. Top each portion with two tablespoons of sauce, one-eighth of the beef mixture (about one-third to half a cup), and three-fourths to one cup of cheese. The baking time remains the same.

Serving Ideas

To take your Beef and Onion Pizza to the next level, try these delectable additions:

  • Sliced fresh tomatoes
  • Green onions

For dipping the crusts, consider pairing your pizza with:

  • Santa Fe Ranch
  • Barbecue Sauce
  • Extra pizza sauce

If you’re looking for some delectable side dishes to accompany your pizza, these options won’t disappoint:

  • Caesar Salad
  • Mixed Berry Spinach Salad
  • Crispy Baked Fries
  • Simple Cherry Tomato Soup

Dietary Notes

This Beef and Onion Pizza recipe is nut-free. However, be sure to check the packaging of specific ingredients to ensure they meet your dietary restrictions.

And if you liked this recipe…

If you enjoyed this tantalizing Beef and Onion Pizza, you’re sure to appreciate these other mouthwatering recipes:

  • Simple Homemade Barbecued Beef Burgers
  • My Favorite Ground Beef Tacos
  • Thai Curry Pizza
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Get ready to embark on a culinary journey that combines the best of hamburgers and pizzas. With its irresistible flavors and perfect chewy crust, this Beef and Onion Pizza will undoubtedly become a favorite in your household. So, grab your apron and get ready to master the art of this delightful fusion! Don’t forget to check out Rowdy Hog Smokin BBQ for more delicious recipes and inspiration.