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Personal Beef Pizzas

04/28/2014 01:18PM ● Published by Hood Magazine

Photo courtesy of South Dakota Beef Council

Ingredients

1 recipe Italian-Style Beef Sausage (recipe follows)

1-1/2 c pizza sauce

4 round thin sandwich breads, any variety, split

1/2 c shredded mozzarella cheese

 

Toppings

Sliced black or green olives

Sliced red or yellow bell peppers

Sliced red onions (optional)

 

Directions

Prepare Italian-Style Beef Sausage. Stir in pizza sauce; cook 2 to 3 minutes or until heated through, stirring frequently. Keep warm and set aside. Place sandwich thins, cut sides up, on rack of broiler pan. Spoon equal amounts of beef mixture on each bread half. Evenly sprinkle with cheese and toppings, as desired. Place pizzas on rack of broiler pan so surface of cheese is 3 to 4 inches from heat. Broil 4 to 5 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbly.


Italian-Style Beef Sausage: Combine 1 pound ground beef, 1 teaspoon fennel seed, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon coriander, 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder, 1/4 teaspoon paprika, 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, and 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper in large bowl, mixing lightly but thoroughly. Heat large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Add beef mixture; cook 8 to 10 minutes, breaking into 1/2-inch crumbles and stirring occasionally. (Cooking times are for fresh or thoroughly thawed ground beef. Ground Beef should be cooked to an internal temperature of 160 degrees. Color is not a reliable indicator of ground beef doneness.) Makes 2-1/2 cups crumbles

 

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