Originally from Africa, this Biltong pizza is a very tasty meat pizza that’s worth making.
Created well, the below pizza has an amazing flavor paired with a classic smell.
Make sure to always use high quality toppings and add them to a fantastic crust for your family to take part in a out of this world pizza meal.
If you enjoy a tasty Meat pizza using a Chili sauce then you may fall in love with this pizza.
Pizza is a universally loved food, and there are many reasons why it’s so popular. For starters, it’s versatile and can be customized to suit any taste. Whether you like your pizza loaded with toppings or prefer a simple Margherita, there’s a pizza for everyone.
Additionally, pizza is a great option for any occasion, whether it’s a casual dinner with friends, a family night in, or even a special occasion. It’s also a great option for a quick and easy meal, as it can be delivered right to your door or picked up at a local pizzeria.
Plus, who doesn’t love the combination of a warm, crispy crust with melted cheese and delicious toppings? All these reasons make pizza a popular food choice.
Pizza in Africa
The African continent isn’t well known for their pizzas. Their most popular meals tend to come from rice, couscous, bean cake, Chicken, maize porridge, soups, Potato, corn and Onions.
Take a look at some of the other pizzas from Africa here.
Biltong Pizza Recipe
Below we’ve created a recipe for you to make a delicious homemade Biltong Pizza whether it be in your pizza oven or the oven in your kitchen.
Biltong Pizza Ingredients
Choose enough of the toppings that you will need for the amount of pizzas you plan to make. The pizza sauce and dough ingredients below are designed for 3-4 pizzas, so scale up or down, based on your requirements.
Simple Pizza dough
- 2 2/3 cups (400 grams) pizza flour
- 1 cup (250 ml) luke-warm water
- 2 tsps (7 g sachet) dried yeast
- Two tsps salt
- 3 tbsps (1/4 cup) virgin olive oil
Biltong Pizza Toppings
Toppings used in this pizza recipe, are;
Hot Chili Pizza Sauce
- 6 oz (170gms) can tomato paste
- 2/3 cup water (room temperature)
- 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 2 cloves pressed garlic
- 1 tsp red chili flakes
- 1 tsp italian herbs
- salt (to taste)
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 Biltong Pizza, that use that topping.
Pizza Dough Method
You can purchase a premade pizza base at your local shop or make your own dough following the simple steps below.
- Whisk yeast and lukewarm water in glass or plastic container. Let stand for approximately 5 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 your hands or a mixer, mix the dough until smooth. Pour dough on a lightly floured work surface and then knead by hand for five minutes.
- Place dough into lightly oiled bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Sit in a warm place for roughly 30 minutes to an hour, to rise until it doubles in size.
- Fold the dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead gently by hand for around five minutes or until smooth.
- Spread some flour on kitchen bench before rolling, in order to prevent sticking.
- Divide the dough roughly into equal amounts. Roll out pizza bases for the desired size.
TIP: We have other dough recipes if you would like to try your hand at sourdough, poolish or more.
Chili Sauce Method
Purchase a bottle of pizza sauce at your local supermarket, It takes around five minutes to make this yummy pizza sauce following the simple steps below.
- Stir in all ingredients in glass jar.
- Place in fridge for at least 3 hours.
- May be used after this time, or keep in fridge.
- May freeze up to 3 months.
You can swap tomato for BBQ sauce and more. There’s plenty of options.
Preparing Biltong Pizza
Preheat your oven to roughly 500 degrees.
Roll out the dough to either slightly smaller than your pizza stone or tray.
Alternatively, if you have a pizza peel, roll out to be smaller than that.
You start by spreading the sauce around. This pizza calls for Chili Sauce. Spread the Chili Sauce evenly using the back of a large spoon or ladle.
Then start adding the largest ingredients, then work your way down. The last is any cheese topping, such as Mozzarella, which you should evenly cover the other toppings with, and then finally any herbs.
Toppings to put on this pizza are;
Whilst this pizza is great as is, or you could try it with other pizza types?
Put the Biltong pizza on the middle shelf of the oven and wait for approximately 10 minutes.
In 10 minutes, open oven door and check.
The pizza should take roughly 15 minutes to cook, adjust time to cook to personal taste.
Biltong is a form of dried, cured meat that originated in Southern African countries many centuries ago. Most Biltong contains Meat, salt, coriander, Black Pepper and Vinegar.
Popular in many countries now, Biltong is a high protein food with some having 60% protein by weight. Whilst usually eaten as a snack, Biltong can also be used in savoury muffins, stews and on pizza as a topping.
When making Biltong Pizza, it’s always handy to have the right pizza making tools. Here’s the basic pizza tools that I always suggest…
A quality rubber spatula really helps when it comes to scraping bowls and plates, etc.
Having a good dough mixer can make all the difference. You don’t want to be manually kneading forever, do you?
Having a nice oil jug to pour olive oil gives you a decadent edge. They don’t cost that much either!
There are around 2,000 different varieties of cheese around the world. It has been proven to date back to at least 8,000 years ago. It is a fantastic source of calcium, protein and phosphorus.
Cheese can be made not only with cow milk, but also with buffalo, horse, goat and even camel milk. It’s a clever gift idea too. A giant wheel of Cheddar cheese was given to Queen Victoria as a wedding gift.
Here are a few storage tips, if you have any dough or pizza left over after the meal.
Store in the fridge
Leftover slices of pizza may be kept in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.
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.
You can store leftover pizza in the freezer for up to 3 months. Reheat from frozen as directed above until heated through.
Pizza making FAQ
Hope to make fantastic pizza at home? Here are some expert answers to some of the most Frequently asked questions.
Which pizza was created to represent the italian flag?
The Pizza Margherita was created in 1889, when Margherita di Savoia, the new queen of Italy, visited Naples. A famous local chef created a pizza using ingredients to match the new flag and named it Margherita.
Can I use pastry flour instead of 00 flour for making pizza dough?
Yes, you can, however you will find that bread flour would be a better choice. In order of preference, I would suggest 00 flour, bread flour then pastry flour. If it’s all you have, then give it a shot, and maybe search for a pizza dough recipe that calls for pastry flour.
How long can pizza sit out?
You shouldn’t leave pizza out in the open uncovered, for more than a few hours. In fact, I would put it in an air tight container within an hour, if it weren’t being eaten.
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