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.
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!
Spicy Beef Tortilla Pizza
Tortillas used as pizza bases and topped with spicy beef
- 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
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!
DetailsPrep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 4 individual pizzas