Created in China, this Beefsteak pizza is a appetizing meat pizza you should try at home.
Baked with care, the below pizza has a lush flavor, perfectly matched with a splendid aroma to enjoy.
Always ensure you get high quality toppings and add them to a fantastic crust for your family to take part in a out of this world pizza dinner.
If you have a taste for Meat pizza that has BBQ sauce then this pizza will be tempting.
Pizza is one of the most beloved foods in the world, and for good reason! For starters, it’s incredibly versatile and can be customized to suit any taste or dietary preference. Plus, it’s the perfect comfort food, satisfying and delicious no matter what kind of day you’ve had.
One of the best things about pizza is that it’s a great food for sharing with friends and family. It’s perfect for a casual dinner party or a lazy weekend night in. And let’s not forget, it’s also an easy meal to make at home, you can make your own dough, sauce, and toppings.
In short, pizza is delicious, easy to make, and a great way to bring people together. So go ahead and treat yourself to a slice (or two) of your favorite pie!
Pizza in China
There’s an old tale that Pizza originated in China. When Marco Polo came to China, he encountered scallion pie, a flat bread that uses dough instead of a batter. When Marco Polo returned to Italy he met a chef from Naples at a dinner party and persuaded him to recreate the dish, putting the fillings on top of the dough instead of the inside.
Take a look at some of the other pizzas from China here.
Beefsteak Pizza Recipe
There is a recipe below for you to make a Beefsteak Pizza whether it be in your wood oven or your typical kitchen oven.
Beefsteak Pizza Ingredients
Get enough of the toppings that you will need for the amount of pizzas you plan to make. The dough and sauce amounts below are for 3-4 medium sized pizzas, so scale up or down, based on your requirements.
Simple Pizza dough
- 250 ml (1 cup) lukewarm water
- 2 2/3 cups (400 grams) 00 fine flour
- 7 grams (2 tsps) dried yeast
- 1/4 cup (3 tbsp) olive oil
- 2 tsps salt
Beefsteak Pizza Toppings
Toppings used in this pizza recipe, are;
- Spring Onion
- Herb Butter
Easy BBQ Pizza Sauce
- 1 cup tomato paste
- 1/3 cup of brown sugar
- 3 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
- 1 teaspoon worcestershire sauce
- 1/4 tsp mustard powder
- 1/4 tsp onion powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
Want to try a different sauce? See our article on the different types of pizza sauces.
You can click on any of the tags at the bottom of this page, to find other pizzas besides Beefsteak Pizza, that use that topping.
Pizza Dough Method
Either make your own pizza dough following the simple steps below, or buy a premade pizza base at your local store.
- Whisk yeast and lukewarm water in a jug. Leave sitting for roughly five minutes.
- Add flour and salt in a large bowl. Create a well in the centre of the flour. Pour in the liquid yeast mixture and the oil.
- Using dough mixer or hands, gently mix dough until smooth. Place pizza dough on a lightly floured work surface and then knead by hand for five minutes.
- Lightly oil a bowl, and place mixture in and cover with plastic wrap. Leave in a warm place to rise until the dough doubles in size.
- Pour dough mix out onto a clean, floured surface. Now hand knead gently for another five minutes.
- Divide dough mixture into equal sized balls. Hand stretch or roll out the bases to the expected size.
- Spread some flour on kitchen bench before rolling, in order to prevent sticking.
TIP: We have other dough recipes if you would like to try your hand at sourdough, poolish or more.
Barbecue Pizza Sauce Method
It takes around five minutes to make this tasty pizza sauce following the simple steps below, or you can purchase a bottle of pizza sauce at your local shop.
- Add all ingredients together in small pan, on medium-low heat.
- Mix together until well combined and bring the mixture to a simmer.
- Cover saucepan partially, and let the sauce simmer for 10-15 minutes.
- Stir sauce occasionally, until thickened.
- Let sauce cool to room temperature then place in the fridge to cool completely.
You can make the sauce the day before and refrigerate to save time.
Preparing Beefsteak Pizza
Preheat your oven to at least 450 degrees for 30 minutes or longer.
Spread out pizza dough on floured surface.
If you have a pizza peel, you can create your pizza on it (after flouring).
Start by spreading the sauce all over the base. This pizza uses BBQ Sauce. Spread the BBQ Sauce Thinly yet evenly, leaving a margin for the crust.
Add the largest toppings first – typically meat or seafood, then the smaller toppings.
Add cheese last, and sprinkle it all over to help keep the toppings in place when it melts.
This pizza has the following toppings:
- Spring Onion
- Herb Butter
I find this pizza perfect as is, or you could enjoy it with a simple side dish?
Put the Beefsteak pizza in the middle of your oven (on a stone if you have one) and set timer for 10 minutes.
After roughly 10 minutes, check on the pizza.
Pizza should be ready within 15 minutes. However, allow it to cook to personal taste.
About BBQ Sauce
Barbecue sauce is a sauce used as a topping, marinade, condiment or basting for Beef, Chicken and pork cooked on a barbecue, or in BBQ style cooking. Most BBQ sauces are vegan, and made with Vinegar, onion powder, Tomato Paste, liquid smoke, mustard and Black Pepper.
It is understood BBQ sauce was invented in the 17th century at a Dominican missionary where they used Pepper and lime Juice to flavor meat on the barbeque.
When making Beefsteak Pizza, I always recommend that you use whatever kitchen items you have. My basic pizza tools are…
OK, so this isn’t vital, but if you make enough pizza, breads, etc it is worth investing in a good mixer for your dough.
You will find having a seive such a useful element for all your baking, not just for pizza. It’s great to filter all flours through a fine mesh sieve before adding to recipes.
A pizza peel aka paddle is a crucial tool for those who are making pizza often.
Herb Butter can be easily made by combining herbs and garlic with softened Butter. This is then used to enhance the flavor of dishes. Another variation of herb Butter is when you add sweet things to Butter, such as sugar, honey or cinnamon.
Herb Butter is a fantastic make-ahead condiment, lasting 4-5 days in the fridge and up to 6 weeks in the freezer.
How to Store
Have leftover pizza? Here’s what to do.
Store in the fridge
Leftover slices of pizza may be kept in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.
You can store leftover pizza in the freezer for up to 3 months. Reheat from frozen as directed above until heated through.
Warm in the center of a 450 degree F oven for approximately 6 minutes, on a pizza stone if possible, until heated through. See our article on reheating pizza for more.
Pizza making FAQ
Want to know how to make fantastic pizza at home? Here are some helpful answers to the most frequently asked questions.
How to keep pizza from sticking to stone?
The best way to avoid pizza sticking to a pizza stone is to ensure the base has plenty of flour or polenta between the pizza and the stone.
How to preheat oven for pizza?
To preheat an oven before pizza, put it on the highest temperature for at least 30 minutes prior to adding your pizzas.
When making a fruit pizza what can I put on the fruit so it will not turn brown?
You can add lemon juice as an acid on top of fruits to prevent them browning, however I often find the question should be more about when to put the fruit on. A lot of times, you can cook the pizza with all the other toppings, and then add the fruit as soon as you remove it from the oven. This way, the fruit heats quickly from the pizza, but doesn’t get a chance to burn in the oven.
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