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Pesto Steak & Arugula Pizza

 Pesto Steak & Arugula Pizza
A delicious new take on a pizza, this recipe features grilled Sirloin steak, pesto, tomatoes and arugula atop your favorite pizza dough. Nutrients in every slice. Recipe Courtesy of The Beef Checkoff
4 ServingsTotal Time: 45 min. to 50 min.


  • 1 beef Top Sirloin Steak boneless, cut 1 inch thick (1 pound)
  • 2 tablespoons basil pesto
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 refrigerated whole grain, whole wheat or regular pizza dough (about 1 pound)
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 cup yellow and/or red cherry or grape tomatoes, halved or quartered if large
  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat shredded Italian blend cheese
  • Salt
  • 1 cup arugula or baby spinach leaves
  • 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper (optional)


  • Combine pesto and lemon juice in small bowl. Evenly brush beef steak
  • with 1 tablespoon pesto mixture.
  • Place steaks on grid over medium, ash-covered coals. Grill, covered,
  • 11 to 15 minutes (over medium heat on preheated gas grill, 13 to 16
  • minutes) for medium rare (165°F) to medium (160°F) doneness,
  • turning occasionally.
  • Meanwhile, preheat oven to 425°F. Spray 10 x 15-inch rimmed
  • baking sheet with cooking spray. Place dough on baking sheet and pat
  • dough to edges of baking sheet. Spread dough with remaining 3
  • tablespoons pesto mixture. Top with tomatoes and cheese. Bake in

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Pesto Steak & Arugula Pizza (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • 425°F oven, 15 to 18 minutes or until crust is golden brown.
  • Carve steak into slices, season with salt, if desired. Top pizza
  • evenly with arugula and steak slices; sprinkle with red pepper, as
  • desired. Yield: 4 servings.
Wine: Sweet Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a sweet red wine.