Originating from Colombia, this Colombiana pizza is a scrummy meat pizza you will likely enjoy.
Baked well, the below pizza boasts a good flavor, matching the superb smell to delight you.
Always ensure you get high quality ingredients and pair these with a fantastic crust for you and friends to savor a perfect meal.
If you’re in the mood for a Meat pizza with Tomato sauce then this is the sign you have been waiting for.
Pizza is a delicious food that is enjoyed by many, and it’s no surprise why. But have you ever thought about experimenting with different toppings? Trying new toppings can take your pizza experience to a whole new level.
From the classic pepperoni and mushroom to more unique options like shrimp and pesto, the possibilities are endless. Not only will you get to try new and exciting flavors, but you’ll also discover new combinations that you never thought were possible.
So next time you’re ordering a pizza, don’t be afraid to step out of your comfort zone and try something new. You never know, you might just find your new favorite topping!
Pizza in Colombia
In Colombia, you will find that most meals include Chicken, Beef or Pork, rice, and a vegetable regardless of the time of the day.
Take a look at some of the other pizzas from Colombia here.
Colombiana Pizza Recipe
Below we’ve created a recipe for you to make a delicious homemade Colombiana Pizza from either a wood fired pizza oven or your kitchen oven.
Colombiana Pizza Ingredients
Choose enough pizza toppings for the amount of pizzas you will be creating. 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
- 2 tsps (7 g sachet) dried yeast
- 1 cup (250 ml) luke-warm water
- 400 g (2 2/3 cups) 00 or pizza flour
- 2 tsps salt
- 3 tbsps (1/4 cup) olive oil
Colombiana Pizza Toppings
Toppings used in this pizza recipe, are;
- Columbian Chorizo
- Red Hot Pepper Flakes
- Diced Avocado
- Fresh Cilantro
Simple Tomato Pizza Sauce
- 1 can (15oz/420g) tomatoes, whole or crushed
- 1 can (6oz/170g) tomato paste
- 2 large garlic cloves
- 1/4 a small onion
- 1 tbsp dried Italian herbs
- 1 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 Colombiana Pizza, that use that topping.
Pizza Dough Method
Purchase a premade pizza base at your local store, or if you have time, make your own homemade dough following the simple steps below. Some shops even carry pizza dough balls.
- Whisk the lukewarm water and yeast in a plastic or glass jug. Let mixture stand for five 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 a spatula, or your hands, mix the dough really well until smooth. Turn out dough onto a lightly floured work surface and knead for five minutes.
- Lightly oil a bowl, and place dough in it and cover with plastic wrap. Leave in a warm place to rise for 30 minutes to an hour, or until it doubles in size.
- Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead gently for another 5 minutes or until smooth.
- Sprinkle a little flour on the bench before rolling to prevent dough from sticking.
- Divide the dough into balls, and roll out bases to desired size.
TIP: We have other dough recipes if you would like to try your hand at sourdough, poolish or more.
Tomato Pizza Sauce Method
You can make this delicious pizza sauce following the simple steps below, or you can purchase a pizza sauce at your local store.
- Combine all ingredients in a large bowl.
- Using either a whisk, or blender, mix well.
- Let sit for five minutes.
- Your sauce is now ready to use or keep in the fridge for up to 3 days.
- You can also freeze leftover sauce.
Adjust the amount of garlic to suit your taste.
Preparing Colombiana 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 Tomato Sauce. Spread the Tomato 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:
- Columbian Chorizo
- Red Hot Pepper Flakes
- Diced Avocado
- Fresh Cilantro
Whilst this pizza is very nice as is, or you could with another pizza variety?
Put the Colombiana pizza on the middle shelf of the oven and set a timer for 10 minutes.
After 10 minutes, open the door and check the pizza.
This pizza should take approximately 15 minutes, however allow it to cook to personal taste.
Corn is a plant Corn: A plant that produces large grains, or kernels, set in rows on what we call a ‘cob’. It is often called maize in many countries, which comes from ‘Maiz’, a Spanish word.
Corn belongs to the grass family, and is a cereal crop. Corn was first harvested for food in an area which is now known as Mexico.
When making Colombiana 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…
A pastry brush is vital if you need to ever coat your dough in water, oil, eggs or more. They are cheap to have and very handy to use.
If you ever coat your dough in water, oil, eggs or more, then you need a pastry brush. These brushes tend to be cheap to have and very handy to use.
Do you have quality digital kitchen scales? It’s a great tool for any chef or pizza cook.
Made with pork, smoked paprika and garlic, Chorizo is coarsely chopped Pork mixed with seasonings which vary with the region. The mixture is then stuffed into natural casings, and the chorizos are left to cure and dry.
The origins of chorizo date back to the 1500’s and the Spanish conquest of the Aztec empire. Already a popular dish in Spain, the Spanish soldiers began raising pigs for the purpose of producing Chorizo
Have leftover pizza? Here’s what to do.
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.
Store in the fridge
Leftover slices of pizza may be kept in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.
Pizza making FAQ
Want to know how to make great pizza at home? Here are some helpful answers to the most frequently asked questions.
When do I add ice cream on a dessert pizza?
With ingredients such as ice cream, cream and even fruits, it is normally best to cook the pizza with the harder toppings, and then add these toppings after baking, so they don’t burn or melt everywhere in the oven.
Can I substitute pizza sauce with regular ketchup or pasta sauce?
You can try, however you probably won’t enjoy the result. Both ketchup and pasta sauces are typically too runny to use as pizza sauce. You are better using tomato paste, or at least mixing tomato paste in with your ketchup, to get a thicker sauce. Half the taste of pizza sauce is in the garlic and herbs, so don’t forget to add those as well.
How many slices are in a pizza?
A typical pizza has either 6, 8 or 12 slices, depending on the size and who cuts it up.
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