Mexican Beef BBQ Pizza

Mexican Beef BBQ Pizza

Celebrate National Pizza Day (9th February)

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Serves 6

Ingredients

500 g lean beef mince
2 tbsp olive oil
40 g sachet fajita spice mix
2 x 30xm (600g) fresh pizza bases
453 g jar chunky tomato salsa
1½ cups grated pizza cheese
Sliced avocado, coriander leaves & lime wedges, to serve

Method
Preheat the barbecue to 220ºC (the burners should be set at high). Place racks inside 2 large baking trays. Place in the centre of the barbecue, side by side, to preheat.
Place mince in a bowl and mix in oil and fajita spice mix. Heat a large pan, ensure it is moderately hot. Crumble in half of the mince. Brown the mince, breaking up any lumps with a fork. Remove first batch, reheat pan, cook remaining mince and then remove it.
Spread pizza bases evenly with salsa. Top with beef mince. Sprinkle with cheese. Place on preheated trays in barbecue. Lower hood. Barbecue for 12-15 minutes or until bases are crisp, cheese melts and is golden. Serve beef pizza sliced and topped with avocado, coriander and lime wedges.

Tips:
The beef pizzas can also be cooked in the oven. Preheat oven to 220ºC. Bake directly on oven shelf for 12-15 minutes, swapping pizzas halfway during cooking.
By cooking the beef pizza on raised racks in the barbecue ensures that the air circulates evenly and produces a lovely crisp base.
A sachet of taco seasoning can be used instead of the fajita spice mix.
You can use any type of salsa for spreading over the pizza bases.
Pizza cheese is a combination of grated tasty, mozzarella and parmesan cheeses.

How to Make the Greatest Pizza

Create tasty Aussie beef toppings for National Pizza Day Step

Step up your pizza game this National Pizza Day (9th February) by using Australian Beef, the Greatest Meat on Earth, to create tasty toppings that will ignite your pizza passion.

Whether you're hosting pizza night for the family, sharing with friends or impressing your other half, take your pizza to the next level with beef. Mix up flavour combinations, cooking styles and get inspired by different cultures and cuisines.

Choose any of these hero cuts - mince, sirloin or hanger steak – and follow our expert tips and recipe suggestions to create unique pizzas at home in no time.

Mince

Mince is versatile, affordable and easy to cook. It can be paired with a variety of flavours and works well for multiple cuisines, so you can create a different dish every time you cook with mince. Whether you create beef meatballs to proudly top your pizza or pan fry with herbs and spices, mince is a simple and quick choice for pizza night.

Cooking: In a pan, mince takes a couple of minutes to cook through and become golden brown. You can also pan fry meatballs or mini sausages for around 5-6 minutes or oven bake.

Top Tips:
Use mince to create your own meatballs or sausages and chop up to top your pizza. Make a little extra and keep in the fridge or freezer for another meal.
Reuse any leftover bolognaise or beef chilli and combine with feta or mozzarella for a super speedy pizza topping.
To keep things quick and simple, substitute a long list of spices for ready-made Moroccan, Mexican or Italian seasoning.

Sirloin

Sirloin steak is tender, juicy and full of flavour. Grilled with simple seasoning and sliced up, it's perfect for creating the ultimate gourmet pizza topping. Using sirloin steak on your pizza will add a delicious depth of beef flavour and is great paired with authentic Italian flavours, Middle Eastern spices or Asian seasoning.

Cooking: On a barbecue or in a frying pan, sirloin steak takes around 3-4 minutes on each side for medium rare. Make sure you rest the steak for at least 2 minutes to ensure it stays juicy.

Top Tips:
To keep your sliced steak nice and pink, add to the pizza once it's out of the oven as a finishing touch.
Alternately, you can substitute steak with sirloin roast leftover from a Sunday lunch. Just thinly slice and incorporate with toppings of your choice.
For a low carb option swap out a traditional pizza base for a cauliflower recipe.

Hanger

The Hanger steak is found -hanging' from the last beef rib. Similar to the flank steak, hanger is suited to quick cooking on a high heat for the best texture and flavour. Whether you cook in thin strips with spices, or slice the steak after grilling and add to your pizza, this is the perfect option for a quick and easy meal.

Cooking: Hanger steaks will cook in 3-4 minutes for medium rare or can be flash fried in 2-3 minutes when sliced thinly. It's still important to rest your steak before slicing and adding to your pizza.

Top Tips:
For variety, you can swap out beef mince for sliced hanger steak in some pizza recipes. Simply marinade or grill in the same seasoning for a different texture.
Keep your pizza fresh and healthy by adding rocket, avocado or herbs once it's out of the oven.




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