First made in Turkey, this Lahmacun pizza is a delectable meat pizza you should taste.
Created as described, this pizza boasts an exceptional flavor, coupled with a pure aroma to enjoy.
Make sure to get the high quality ingredients and pair these with a perfect base for your family and friends to enjoy a gratifying pizza meal.
If you enjoy a tasty Meat pizza using a Tomato sauce then you may fall in love with this pizza.
Experimenting with different pizza toppings is a great way to discover new flavors and expand your palate! One reason to try different toppings is that it allows you to explore a wide range of flavor combinations. For example, you might not think to pair figs with gorgonzola cheese, but it can make for a delicious and unexpected pizza topping.
Another reason is that it can be a fun and creative way to get more variety in your meals. Instead of getting stuck in a pizza-topping rut, trying new combinations can make mealtime more exciting.
Also, experimenting with different toppings can also be a way to make your pizza more nutritious and balanced, by adding more vegetables, lean proteins, and healthier fats. So, next time you order a pizza or make one at home, why not step out of your comfort zone and try something new? You might just discover a new favorite pizza topping!
Pizza in Turkey
Turkish cuisine uses lamb Meat, followed by cattle and Chicken Meat, plus many local vegetables. These include garlic, Potatoes, zucchini, Tomato, Spinach, Onion, eggplant, cauliflower, Green Beans, chickpeas and lentils.
Take a look at some of the other pizzas from Turkey here.
Lahmacun Pizza Recipe
For all the pizza enthusiasts, we’ve created a recipe for a scrumptious home baked Lahmacun Pizza that can be made either in your backyard pizza oven or on a pizza stone in your oven.
Lahmacun Pizza Ingredients
Get 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 tsps (7 g sachet) dried yeast
- 1 cup (250 ml) luke-warm water
- 2 2/3 cups (400 grams) pizza flour
- Two tsps salt
- 3 tbsps (1/4 cup) virgin olive oil
Lahmacun Pizza Toppings
Toppings used in this pizza recipe, are;
- Minced Lamb
- Pul Biber
Easy Tomato Pizza Sauce
- 1 can (15oz/420g) diced or crushed tomatoes
- 1 (6oz/170g) can of tomato paste
- 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 Lahmacun 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 hand make your own pizza dough following the simple steps below. Some shops even carry premade pizza dough in balls.
- Whisk the lukewarm water and yeast in a plastic or glass jug. Let the mixture stand for approx. five minutes.
- Add the salt and flour in a large bowl. Create a hollow centre in the flour. Slowly pour the liquid yeast mixture and 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.
- Divide the dough roughly into equal amounts. Roll out pizza bases for the desired 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.
Tomato Pizza Sauce Method
You can make this tasty pizza sauce following the simple steps below, or you can purchase a pizza sauce at your local supermarket.
- 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.
You can add a splash of olive oil for a great taste.
Preparing Lahmacun Pizza
Start by heating your oven to at least 450 degrees.
Spread out your dough on a well floured surface.
If you have a pizza peel, flour the peel and create your pizza on it.
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:
- Minced Lamb
- Pul Biber
I find this pizza great on its own, or why not enjoy it with a simple side dish?
Put the Lahmacun pizza in oven, and set alarm for ten minutes.
After 10 minutes, open the door and see how cooked pizza is.
Pizza should be ready within 15 minutes. However, allow it to cook to personal taste.
Parsley is popular in European, British and Middle Eastern food. Parsley is popular thanks to the fresh and grassy flavours, which works well in Creamy sauces, salsas or pestos, and used as a garnish.
As well as fresh, Parsley is also sold dried, which is more muted in flavor than fresh. Italian parsley is available year-round and is easy to grow at home.
When making Lahmacun Pizza, I suggest you just use what you have available, without spending any money. My recommended basic pizza tool list is…
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!
Sumac is a bright red spice made from dried and ground berries of the shrub-like sumac plant and it offers an earthy tartness with lemony undertones. By adding this spice to your pizza toppings you can create a unique flavor profile that will take your pie to the next level.
Sumac provides more than just great taste as it is also packed with nutrition. It is high in antioxidants, vitamins A and C, iron, calcium and dietary fiber which can help you maintain healthy physical functions such as improved digestion or increased energy levels.
Facts about Pizza
What do you think about these facts?
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.
Pizza as currency
The world’s first pizza ATM went live in 2016, at Xavier University, Ohio. Customers can purchase a medium pizza using a touchscreen, which the machine then heats up and dispenses through a slot.
Pizza making FAQ
Want to know how to make delicious pizza at home? Here are some FAQ and their answers to the most common pizza making questions.
When making pizza dough should I spray the pan?
It is important that you ensure your dough doesn’t stick to any bowls or pans that you use. I prefer to gently wipe olive oil across the surface using a paper towel, however spray olive oil used in moderation works just as well for this purpose.
Can I substitute parmesan for mozzarella in making pizza?
Of course! Actually I like to add a little parmesan to all my mozzarella, to give it a tangier taste. It is absolutely a personal choice how much of each cheese or what cheeses to use at all. That’s the fun of homemade pizza making – not having to eat whatever the pizza shop uses.
How hot are pizza ovens?
Pizza ovens can easily reach 700-850 degrees farenheit, and can get to 1000 degrees without too much trouble. This is far hotter than your typical electric or gas kitchen oven.
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