Easy Beef Pizza --
  • Total Recipe Time: 45 minutes
  • Makes 4 servings


  1. 1/2 pound Ground Beef
  2. 1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning, crushed
  3. 1/4 teaspoon fennel seeds, crushed
  4. 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  5. 1 can (8 ounces) pizza sauce
  6. 1 medium green bell pepper, cut into thin rings
  7. 1 green onion, sliced
  8. 1-1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  9. 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
Quick Pizza Crust:
  1. 1-3/4 to 2 cups all-purpose flour
  2. 1 package (1/4 ounce) fast-rising dry yeast
  3. 2 teaspoons sugar
  4. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  5. 2/3 cup very warm water (125°F to 130°F)
  6. 1-1/2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  7. Cornmeal


  1. Prepare pizza crust. Heat oven to 350°F. Combine 1 cup flour, yeast, sugar and salt in large bowl. Stir in water and oil. Mix in enough remaining flour to form soft dough. Knead on lightly floured surface 5 minutes or until smooth and elastic. Cover and let rest 10 minutes. Sprinkle cornmeal on lightly greased 12-inch pizza pan or baking sheet. Roll dough to 12-inch circle; place on pan. Bake in 350°F oven 10 minutes. Remove from oven.
  2. Meanwhile, heat large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Add Ground Beef; cook 8 to 10 minutes, breaking into 1/2-inch crumbles and stirring occasionally. Pour off drippings; season with Italian seasoning, fennel and red pepper.
  3. Increase oven temperature to 450°F. Spread pizza sauce evenly on crust. Arrange bell pepper and green onion on sauce; top with beef mixture. Sprinkle with cheeses. Bake in 450°F oven 7 to 10 minutes or until cheeses are melted. Cut into 8 wedges.
  • Test Kitchen Tips
  • Cooking times are for fresh or thoroughly thawed Ground Beef. Ground Beef should be cooked to an internal temperature of 160°F. Color is not a reliable indicator of Ground Beef doneness.
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