Created in Brazil, this Calabresa pizza is a scrummy meat pizza that’s easy to make.
Carefully baked, the below pizza enjoys a mouthwatering flavor with a fanciful aroma to enjoy.
Ensure you use the freshest toppings and complement them with a fantastic crust for you to enjoy a delicious meal.
If you enjoy a tasty Meat pizza using a Tomato sauce this could be the new love of your life.
There’s something about pizza that just makes it irresistible to so many people. One reason is the combination of flavors and textures. The combination of warm, gooey cheese and flavorful sauce is hard to beat. Plus, you can add all sorts of toppings to a pizza, from meats like pepperoni and sausage to vegetables like mushrooms and bell peppers.
This allows for endless flavor combinations to suit everyone’s taste. Another reason is that pizza is a comfort food, it’s warm, it’s filling and it brings back memories of happy times with friends and family.
Additionally, pizza is also a social food, it’s perfect to share with friends and family while watching a game or just hanging out. All of these reasons contribute to why pizza is one of the most beloved foods around the world.
Pizza in Brazil
In Brazil, they love their fresh fruits and vegetables such as okra, corn, Beans, coconuts, rice or manioc flour. The most favourite dish in Brazil is the feijoada, a bean stew made with pork and rice.
Take a look at some of the other pizzas from Brazil here.
Calabresa Pizza Recipe
There is a recipe below for you to make a Calabresa Pizza either in your woodfired oven or on a pizza stone in your oven.
Calabresa Pizza Ingredients
Ensure you have enough pizza toppings for the amount of pizzas you plan to make. The pizza sauce and dough ingredients below are designed for 3-4 pizzas, so add more or less, if required.
Simple Pizza dough
- 250 ml (1 cup) lukewarm water
- 400 g (2 2/3 cups) plain flour, plus extra to dust
- 7 grams (2 tsps) dried yeast
- 1/4 cup (3 tbsp) extra virgin olive oil
- 2 teaspoons table salt
Calabresa Pizza Toppings
Toppings used in this pizza recipe, are;
- Calabresa Sausage
Simple Tomato Pizza Sauce
- 1 (6oz/170g) can of tomato paste
- 1 can (15oz/420g) diced or crushed tomatoes
- 2 cloves of garlic
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/4 small onion
- 1 tbsp dried Italian herbs
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 Calabresa Pizza, that use that topping.
Pizza Dough Method
If you don’t have much time, grab a premade pizza base at your local grocery store, or create your own homemade pizza dough following the simple steps below.
- Whisk yeast and lukewarm water in glass or plastic container. Let stand for approximately 5 minutes.
- Add salt and flour in a large bowl. Create a hollow well in the middle and gently pour the liquid yeast mixture and oil.
- Using your hands or spatula, gently combine the flour mixture until smooth. Then turn out dough onto lightly floured surface and hand knead for roughly five minutes.
- Place the dough mixture in to an oiled bowl, and cover with plastic wrap. Leave in a warm place until the dough has at least risen to double in size.
- Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Hand knead gently for five minutes until reasonably smooth.
- Divide dough mix into equal amounts, now roll out the bases to the desired size.
- Sprinkle some flour on work surface before rolling out dough to prevent any sticking.
TIP: We have other dough recipes if you would like to try your hand at sourdough, poolish or more.
Tomato Pizza Sauce Method
To elevate your pizza game, try making your own tomato sauce using the recipe below for a truly homemade pizza experience.
- Mix ingredients in a large bowl.
- Pizza sauce should be reasonably smooth.
- Let sit in the bowl for 5 minutes.
- Your sauce is now ready to add to your pizza bases.
- Sauce will last up to 3 days in fridge.
Don’t forget that you can always add salt and pepper to taste.
Preparing Calabresa 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 Tomato Sauce. Spread the Tomato 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;
- Calabresa Sausage
Whilst this pizza is great by itself, yet why not pair it with another pizza as well?
Put the Calabresa pizza in the middle of your oven (on a pizza steel if you have one) and set timer for 10 minutes.
After 10 minutes, open oven and look at pizza.
The pizza should be done within roughly 15 minutes. Always cook to personal tastes.
Oregano is one of the most widely-used herbs worldwide, found in Mediterranean and Mexican cuisine. Oregano is an ingredient in chili powder, as well as a number of pizza and pasta sauces.
The taste of Oregano can be described as Green and earthy, with hints of mint. It can often be slightly bitter.
When making Calabresa Pizza, I always recommend that you use what you have already, and avoid spending a ton of money. My recommended basic pizza tool list is…
Quality Food Containers
Leftovers need to go somewhere, and I don’t enjoy using aluminium foil or plastic wrap all the time. A couple of good air tight containers should be in every home.
Sometimes called a paddle or shovel, a pizza peel is a vital tool for those who make pizza regularly.
Wooden Rolling Pin
Many people prefer hand stretching, however every cook really should have a good wooden roller nearby too.
This type of sausage is made from pork and beef, seasoned with garlic and traditional Brazilian spices. It has a unique flavor that adds a kick to any pizza.
The spicy, smoky flavor of Calabresa sausage pairs particularly well with other toppings like onions, peppers, mushrooms and olives. The texture of the sausage also helps create contrast on the pizza which makes it even more enjoyable when eating.
Here are a few interesting pizza facts…
A couple of dollars
As a whole, US pizza restaurants sold US$45.6 billion worth of the good stuff in 2021. That was actually less than the US$46.24 billion the year before.
Don’t worry, be happy
In Cambodia, some pizzerias have marijuana topped ‘happy pizzas’ on their menu.
Celebrate everything cheese pizza
Did you know the US celebrates National Cheese Pizza Day, every 5th of September.
Keen on seeing more than Calabresa pizza? We have plenty of other Meat pizza recipes to look at, as well. Enjoy!
Pizza making FAQ
Want to make great pizza at home? Here are some expert answers to some of the most Frequently asked questions.
What is clean cut pizza?
A clean cut pizza is when they use clean cutting instruments to cut the pizza. See our article on clean cut pizza for more information.
How long after gallbladder surgery can I eat pizza?
Doctors will normally suggest that you wait at least 4-6 weeks after gallbladder sujrgery before eating pizza. Even then, they will suggest you only eat small amounts of pizza, and roughly once per month.
How can I keep bread from becoming soggy when making pizza bread?
If you find that the dough you are producing for pizza bread is too soggy, try reducing the liquid ingredients, or add slightly more flour. You can always save most dough by rolling them out on a well floured bench, and kneading them with new flour being slowly added.
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