Celebrate National Pizza Day (9th February)
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
About 2 cups bolognaise sauce (see note)
Chopped pimento stuffed olives
Parsley or salad leaves to serve
3 Turkish bread rolls
Preheat the oven to 200°C. Split the 3 Turkish bread rolls in half, spread each with a little tomato paste.
Place rolls on an oven tray, spoon about 1/3 cup bolognaise sauce over each. Sprinkle each with some chopped pimento stuffed olives and crumbled feta.
Cook for 10 minutes or until hot. Sprinkle a little parsley or salad leaves over the pizza to serve.
Note: this is great recipe to use up any leftover bolognaise sauce or make a batch of bolognaise sauce ahead of time and freeze. It's a good idea to cook until it's just a little drier than you would normally serve over pasta, as you're teaming the meat sauce with bread so you don't want it too wet.
Freeze mince you don't intend to use. Uncooked mince can be frozen for 2-3 months. Rather than freezing loose mince in roundish shape as bought from the butcher lay it out flat to freeze. This is important as it allows the mince to freeze evenly and it allows the mince to thaw evenly. Cooked mince dishes can also be frozen for later use.
Thaw frozen mince (and any meat) in the fridge, on the lowest shelf below and or away from any ready to eat food. And only thaw in the microwave if using the mince immediately thereafter.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.