Meatball Pizza

Meatball Pizza recipe pictures

A few weeks ago Cliff, Winnie and I visited our friends house. While we were there we ordered pizza. We usually are somewhat conservative in our pizza ordering. Cheese, pepperoni, sausage. Nothing wild. Sometimes deep dish, sometimes thin crust. Not this time though. Carolyn and Jared had a groupon for a pizza place I’d never been. Not only was it a new place but we ordered a pizza I had never even heard of. We ordered a double-decker meatball pizza. I seriously had no idea what to expect. I’m not even a big fan of meatballs. Thankfully, I actually really enjoyed the pizza. It was a thin crust meatball pizza topped with another thin crust meatball pizza. So, pretty much exactly as the name suggests. The meatballs were cut into slices so that the pizza was not 6 inches tall.

Since I enjoyed the pizza so much I decided to create something similar at home. I have no idea how to create a double decker pizza but I still wanted to make a meatball pizza. Cliff and Kelly love meatballs so I knew it would be a big crowd pleaser. I browned the meatballs to help them keep their shape. I made them fairly small so that they didn’t end up too big for the pizza. It turned out excellent!! Cliff topped his pizza with giardinera. Of course he did! Why am I surprised? If you are looking to make a new, unique pizza, this might be just the one!

Meatball Pizza recipe pictures

Here is what you’ll need

Meatball Pizza recipe pictures

Mix together the ingredients for the meatballs

Meatball Pizza recipe pictures

Form the mixture into balls

Meatball Pizza recipe pictures

Brown in a pan

Meatball Pizza recipe pictures

Add the sauce

Meatball Pizza recipe pictures

Roll out the pizza dough

Meatball Pizza recipe pictures

Top with sauce cheese and meatballs. As many as you can fit!

Meatball Pizza recipe pictures

Enjoy with or without giardiniera!

Meatball Pizza recipe pictures
Meatball Pizza
Meatball Pizza recipe pictures
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Ingredients
  1. 1 pound ground sirloin
  2. 1/2 cup seasoned bread crumbs
  3. 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  4. 2 cloves garlic, minced
  5. 1/4 onion, finely chopped
  6. 1 egg, whisked
  7. pinch of salt
  8. pinch of pepper
  9. pinch of red pepper flakes
  10. 2 tablespoons olive oil-separated
  11. 1 pizza crust, store bought or homemade
  12. 1 28 ounce can of tomato sauce
  13. 6 ounces of mozzarella cheese, sliced
Instructions
  1. Combine the ground sirloin, bread crumbs, grated cheese, egg, salt, pepper, red pepper flakes, onion, and garlic.
  2. Mix with your hands until combined.
  3. Form into small meatballs; approximately 1-2 tablespoons each.
  4. Heat 1 tablespoon of olive in a large saute pan over medium heat.
  5. Add the meatballs.
  6. Cook about 2 minutes per side or until lightly browned.
  7. Add the tomato sauce and cook for 20 minutes over low heat.
  8. Pre heat the oven to 425 degrees F.
  9. Roll out the pizza dough into a 14 inch circle.
  10. Brush with olive oil and cook for 10 minutes.
  11. Remove pizza from oven and top with tomato sauce.
  12. Add the sliced cheese and then the tomatoes.
  13. Cook an additional 13-17 minutes.
  14. Place the pizza under the broiler for 1-2 minutes to get it nice and browned.
  15. Slice and serve.
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