Sunday, February 6, 2011

Mexican Beef Pizza

Homemade pizza, as you may know by know, are a favourite meal in our house. Not only are they easy to make but at times taste so much better than a brought pizza not to mention they are a lot healthier depending on the toppings. Speaking of which when we have homemade pizza it's a family affair with each of us choosing our own toppings.

Tonight I choose to create a Mexican Pizza but instead of using ham or salami I decided to use minced beef that was seasoned prior to putting on the pizza itself. It was very enjoyable and the flavours of the vegetables and seasoned meat was really good.

Mexican Beef Pizza
Serves: 2
ProPoints per serve: 11

cooking spray
150 grams premium beef mince
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
1 teaspoon ground chilli
1 teaspoon crushed garlic
1 Lebanese Bread (100g each)
2 tablespoons tomato paste
80 grams reduced fat grated mozzarella cheese
1/2 brown onion, sliced
1/2 green capsicum, sliced
100 grams button mushrooms sliced
8 cherry tomatoes, halved
6 black olives, sliced
dried chilli flakes to tastePreheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius.

Spray a frying pan with cooking spray and over medium heat cook mince, cumin, coriander, chilli and garlic until browned and mixed through. Remove from heat.

Spray a pizza tray with cooking spray and place Lebanese bread on tray.

Spread the tomato paste over the Lebanese bread.

Sprinkle half the cheese over the base.

Top with onion, capsicum, mushrooms, tomatoes and olives.

Sprinkle with remaining cheese and chilli flakes, if using.

Cook in oven for 20 minutes or until the cheese has melted and golden.

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