Meat Lover's Pizza Recipe
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Meat Lover's Pizza Recipe

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This hefty, cheesy meal on a crust is packed with three different kinds of meat and simply fantastic flavor. It's sure to score with your Monday Night Football gang! —Edgar Peavy, Oxnard, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 2 packages (6-1/2 ounces each) pizza crust mix
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons garlic powder, divided
  • 1/4 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 2/3 cup spaghetti sauce
  • 1 package (3-1/2 ounces) sliced pepperoni
  • 6 ounces Jones Dairy Farm Canadian Bacon, quartered
  • 1/4 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 2 tablespoons sliced ripe olives
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 374 calories, 16g fat (6g saturated fat), 44mg cholesterol, 917mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 1g fiber), 21g protein.


  1. Prepare pizza dough according to package directions. With floured hands, press dough onto a greased 14-in. pizza pan. Bake at 425° for 7-9 minutes or until lightly browned. Combine oil and 1 teaspoon garlic powder; brush over crust edges.
  2. In a large skillet over medium heat, cook beef with onion powder and remaining garlic powder until no longer pink; drain.
  3. Spread spaghetti sauce over crust to within 1 in. of edges. Top with beef mixture, pepperoni, Canadian bacon, mushrooms, olives and cheese.
  4. Bake at 425° for 10-15 minutes or until cheese is melted and crust is golden brown. Yield: 8 slices.
Originally published as Meat Lover's Pizza in Simple & Delicious January/February 2010, p37

Sweet Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet red wine.

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