Thursday, 2 June 2016

Spicy Beef Tortilla Pizza

tortillas used as pizza bases topped with spicy beef, veg and cheeses

I really am in a more savoury mood these days. My sweet-tooth is taking a bit of a back seat. That doesn’t mean I can’t still be creative in the kitchen.

This recipe was inspired by some recipes that I came across for tortilla pizzas. Essentially a flour tortilla used as the base for ingredients you would find on a regular pizza.

If you like your pizzas thin and crispy then this is one for you. When baked in the oven, the edges of the tortilla go all crispy and toasty and the ingredients cook very quickly – only around 7 to 8 minutes in a 200C oven.


I made a spicy beef topping for the pizza, simply browning some lean steak mince beef, adding a couple of generous squirts of tomato puree, a generous squirt of sriracha sauce (the spicy part) and grated in a clove of garlic. This took less than 20 minutes to cook, in which time you can get your oven pre-heated and your tortilla bases prepped.


I added another generous squirt of tomato puree to each of the tortillas and spread this out leaving a gap at the edges, as you would a regular pizza.


I then spooned the spicy beef over the tomato puree bases, added some frozen chopped onions and peppers which I had in the freezer, tore up some fresh mozzarella, scattering this over the top along with some shavings of parmesan,

Quickly into the oven and 7 to 8 minutes later you have piping hot tortilla pizzas. I scattered some fresh peppery rocket leaves over the top of each pizza and squirted over more hot sauce to finish and that was that.

tortillas used as pizza bases topped with spicy beef, veg and cheeses

This is such a quick and easy meal to make. The spicy beef could be made in advance, making this an even quicker recipe.

Go grab some tortillas now!



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Spicy Beef Tortilla Pizza
Tortillas used as pizza bases and topped with spicy beef
Ingredients
  • 4 flour tortillas
  • 250 grams lean steak minced beef
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 6 heaping tablespoons tomato puree
  • 1 tablespoon sriracha (or more if you like it really hot)
  • Assorted frozen veg
  • 1 small ball fresh mozzarella
  • A few parmesan shavings
  • To garnish rocket leaves
Instructions
In a saucepan, brown the steak mince with 50 ml of water and add two tablespoons of tomato puree and the sriracha once browned.Grate in the clove of garlic and turn the heat down to let the mince slowly simmer and absorb the liquid.Pre-heat the oven to 200C.Take the tortillas and place on baking sheets. Top each one with a tablespoon of tomato and spread with a knife, leaving a border around the edge.Spoon the spicy beef over equally over each tortilla, then top with as little or as much veg as you like.Add the mozzarella and parmesan to each pizza and place in the oven for 7 to 8 minutes.Once the cheese has melted and the edges have turned lightly brown, the pizzas are ready.Remove from the oven and place on your serving plates, scattering each pizza with lots of rocket leaves and a dish more sriracha sauce if so desired.Enjoy!
Details
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 4 individual pizzas

tortillas used as pizza bases topped with spicy beef, veg and cheeses

14 comments:

  1. Spicy. Beef. Tortilla. Pizza. What's not to love??! This sounds fantastic!

    (Also, I love your blog's name!)

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  2. Ooooh, tortilla pizzas is a genius idea! So easy :) Lovely recipe.

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  3. what a brilliant idea for a reduced carb pizza and so quick and easy... I love it! I too have suddenly gone all savoury!

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  4. I do love a tortilla pizza! Partly because they get nice and crispy, and partly because I'm too lazy to make pizza dough from scratch ;)

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    1. It definitely saves on the faff of making the dough Becca!

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  5. We do flatbread pizzas a LOT, one of our favourites and so so quick too! We have used tortillas but these days we grab cheap and fresh Lebanese flatbreads from a local grocery shop, and use those in the same way. Yum!

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    1. Ooh, lebanese flatbread pizzas sound great too!

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  6. Looks lovely - and perfect for summer (I've heard it might be on its way!).
    Am envious of your fancy pizza board with the cutting lines!

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    1. I've had that for yonks CC. The pizza cutter has the logo from 'Friends' on the other side!

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  7. I love tortilla pizzas! I make them often to be healthier and the crispy edges are awesome!!

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    1. That's what really makes the tortilla ones stand out Kat I find!

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