Originally from Indonesia, this Rendang pizza is a delectable meat pizza worth trying at home.
Made well, this pizza has a rare taste, coupled with an immaculate scent.
Best made with delicious ingredients and complement them with a delicious crust for your family to take part in a out of this world feast.
If you enjoy a tasty Meat pizzas with a Chili pizza sauce then you my friend are in luck with this one.
Pizza is the perfect food for any group, whether it’s a large or small gathering. For large groups, pizza is an easy and crowd-pleasing option. You can order a variety of toppings and everyone can pick their favorite slice. Plus, it’s easy to share and it’s a great conversation starter, it brings people together and creates a friendly atmosphere.
For small groups, it’s also perfect because it’s easy to customize the toppings to fit everyone’s preferences, and it’s also easy to order just the right amount. Plus, it’s a great way to bond and enjoy a tasty meal together.
Pizza is a versatile food that can be enjoyed in any setting, whether it’s a casual night with friends or a family dinner. It’s perfect for all occasions, making it the perfect food for large and small groups.
Pizza in Indonesia
A typical meal in Indonesia consists of steamed rice plus one or two main dishes made of Chicken, fish, Meat or vegetables. No, Pizza isn’t served with rice in Indonesia.
Take a look at some of the other pizzas from Indonesia here.
Rendang Pizza Recipe
There is a recipe below for you to make a Rendang Pizza whether it be in your woodfired oven or your kitchen oven.
Rendang Pizza Ingredients
Choose enough pizza toppings for the amount of pizzas you will be creating. The dough and sauce are designed for 3-4 medium sized pizzas, so scale up or down, based on your requirements.
Simple Pizza dough
- 1 cup (250 ml) luke-warm water
- 400 g (2 2/3 cups) 00 or pizza flour
- 2 tsps (7 g sachet) dried yeast
- 3 tbsps (1/4 cup) olive oil
- 2 tsps salt
Rendang Pizza Toppings
Toppings used in this pizza recipe, are;
- Savoury Beef Rendang Pizza
Hot Chili Pizza Sauce
- 6 oz (170gms) can tomato paste
- 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 2/3 cup water (room temperature)
- 1 tsp red chili flakes
- 2 cloves pressed garlic
- 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 Rendang 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 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.
Hot Chili Sauce Method
You can either make your own tasty pizza sauce following the simple steps below, or you can purchase a pizza sauce at your local supermarket.
- Mix ingredients well in a container.
- Put in fridge for 2-3 hours, minimum.
- Can now be used or left in fridge.
- May refridgerate for up to 2 weeks.
- Can also be frozen.
This pizza sauce recipe is perfect to make ahead of time and store in the fridge for up to five days.
Preparing Rendang Pizza
Turn your oven on to 450-500 degrees or more and preheat for at least 30 minutes.
Spread out the dough in a rough circle, on a floured board or surface.
If you are using a baking pan, then create the pizza in that.
Open the sauce container, and start to spread the Chili Sauce. Spread the Chili Sauce around the whole base, taking care to leave a gap at edges.
Add the ingredients in size order, from large to small.
Cheese gets added last.
The toppings to add to this pizza are;
- Savoury Beef Rendang Pizza
I find this pizza very nice by itself, yet why not with other pizzas as well?
Put the Rendang pizza on the middle shelf of the oven and wait for approximately 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.
Rendang originates from West Sumatra, Indonesia. It is typically made with beef, and a special sauce that contains lots of coconut milk. In the past, Minangkabau people used to make Rending in a way that meant it had a very long shelf life, perfect for long journeys.
Unlike many other types of curry, Beef Rendang is a dry curry which means there isn’t plenty of sauce.
When making Rendang 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…
Wooden Rolling Pin
Many people prefer hand stretching, however every cook really should have a good wooden roller nearby too.
You will find having a seive such a useful element for pizza making as well as all your baking. It’s great to filter all flours through a fine mesh sieve, to make sure they’re ready for use.
Good quality metal or plastic bench scrapers make it so much esier to both cut your dough, and scrape your bench. I prefer plastic to avoid scratching my bench.
Add your favorite vegetables, and try a mix that you haven’t used before.
Exploring toppings is a fun way to enjoy pizza and the art of creating them.
These facts will interest you.
Yes, that’s fast alright
In April 2015, Kelvin Medina from Manila, Philippines, won a world record. He set the fastest time to eat a 12 inch pizza, at a crazy 23.62 sec.
In 2014, a gentleman from Maryland, Dan Janssen, gained a minor level of fame for having eaten pizza at least once every day for 25 years.
Norway loves pizza
Each person that lives in Norway eats approximately 11 pounds of pizza each per year.
Keen on seeing more than Rendang pizza? We have plenty of other Meat pizza recipes to look at, as well. Enjoy!
Pizza making FAQ
Want to know how to make great pizza at home? Here are some helpful answers to the most frequently asked questions.
How to freeze pizza slices?
You can freeze pizza slices in small zip lock bags or plastic wrap, as long as it is air tight.
How long does a pizza take to cook?
A pizza can cook in as little as 90 seconds in a very hot pizza oven, or as long as 15-20 minutes in a typical kitchen oven. It also depends on the thickness of the base, and the amount of toppings included.
What kind of yeast for pizza dough?
For pizza, you can use either dry Yeast or fresh yeast. The importance thing here is that the yeast is still active, and not too old.
Have you made Rendang Pizza?
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