Spicy Beef Bread Pizza

A delicious, spicy pizza for the whole family.

Using a flat bread such as Ciabatta or Turkish Bread for the base of this tasty lunch, supper or picnic meal:

You will need:

1 Leek (or Onion) Chopped
2 tablespoons Olive Oil
1 red Chilli (seeded and chopped)
3 garlic cloves chopped
1 teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon ground coriander
300gms small dice Pumpkin
500gms Minced Beef
2/3 Sandia or Red Capsicums seeded and large dice
1 ½ cups of stock
2 tablespoons of Tomato Paste
2 tablespoons of Vinegar
1 tablespoon of Light Brown Sugar
400gm tin of cooked Chick Peas
150gms of grated mozzarella Cheese
1 Ciabatta or Turkish Bread
Greek Yoghurt
Fresh Coriander


Beef Filling:

Heat oil in a frypan on a moderate heat add the Leek, Chilli, Garlic, Cumin, Ginger and Pumpkin.
Stir fry gently for about 10 minutes.
Turn up the heat a bit and then add the minced beef, stir through and cook through
thoroughly for about 15 minutes, stirring often.
Add the stock and tomato paste, stir through and leave to simmer on a gentle heat for as long as possible.
An hour slow cooking is good; if it dries out too much add more water or stock.

To Finish:

When juices have evaporated add to meat mixture the can of Chick Peas,
together with the vinegar and Brown Sugar - heat through.
Slice the top off the bread - spoon mixture onto the bread, top with mozzarella
and place in 180c oven or under grill. A fan/grill oven works well for this.
Cook until cheese is melted a bubbling.

To Serve:

Top with Thick Greek Yoghurt and fresh Coriander leaves.
If using for a picnic put bread top back on meat and wrap in foil to keep warm and moist.


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