Basic Beef Pizza Recipe
We like pizza plain and simple without the frills of many toppings. This easy-to-fix pizza is better than any frozen variety.Linda Troop, Fleetwood, Pennsylvania
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon celery salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1 loaf (1 pound) frozen bread dough, thawed
- 1 cup pizza sauce
- 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded mozzarella cheese
- In a skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Add salt, celery salt and pepper; set aside. On a floured surface, roll dough into a 13-in. circle. Press onto the bottom and up the sides of a greased 12-in. pizza pan. Spread sauce over crust to within 1/2 in. of edge. Top with cheese and beef mixture. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until crust is golden and cheese is melted. Yield: 4-6 servings.
Originally published as Basic Beef Pizza in Taste of Home Ground Beef Cookbook 1999, p262
Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Syrah.
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