Mega Meatball Pizza

"This is a Rachael Ray recipe. It is not a pizza covered with individual meatballs, it is a pizza where the topping tastes like a meatball."
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  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  • On a round pizza stone or pan or on a rectangular baking sheet, using flour or cornmeal to dust the dough, spread out the dough to form your crust. If you are using a baking sheet, drizzle pan with extra-virgin olive oil then set crust in place. Poke the pizza dough in several areas with the tines of a fork. Drizzle the dough with extra-virgin olive oil then season it with finely chopped rosemary and a little salt. Place in oven 10 minutes.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium high heat. Add 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, then the meat. Brown and crumble meat a couple of minutes, then add onions and garlic. Season the meat with salt and pepper then work in the tomato paste using the back of a wooden spoon to combine. Stir in the parmesan cheese, parsley and oregano.
  • Remove pizza crust from oven and top with meat. Arrange mozzarella cheese over the pizza, working to edges. Return the pizza to the oven and bake until cheese is golden, another 10 to 12 minutes.

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  1. rosslare
    Hearty and tasty, won't leave anyone hungry. I added a bit of beef stock to the meat after adding everything else, it felt like needing some moisture.
  2. PaulaG
    This is a true meat lover's pizza. I used the pizza crust from my Mediterranean Pizza With Caramelized Onions Recipe #132001 and baked it on a cast iron griddle. The oil for cooking the meat was eliminated and the meat was cooked first then the onions and garlic added. This made 6 generous slices. My family really enjoyed it.
  3. Bekah
    This was pretty good. My family felt that the oregano taste was too strong, so I will 1/2 that next time. A huge and meaty pizza. Thanks.
  4. Charmie777
    This was good, but I didn't like the taste of the rosemary on the time I'd use oregano, or Italian seasonings. Also, I think it needed some sauce. I served some spaghetti sauce with it. Next time I might put it on the crust.
  5. looneytunesfan
    This was really good. After my daughter saw Rachel Ray make this she had been hounding me to make it. I liked the flavor of the meatball topping but my crust did come out a little too hard. I had never made pizza crust before so it could have been something I did.



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