Originating from New Zealand, this Roast Beef pizza is a delicious meat pizza you may enjoy.
Made as shown, this pizza style enjoys a lush flavor, matching the faultless smell to delight you.
Ensure you always pick excellent toppings and complement them with a fantastic crust for you and friends to enjoy a enjoyable pizza feast.
If you like Meat pizza covered in Herb Butter sauce then you are in luck right now.
Pizza is one of the most popular foods in the world, and for good reason! One of the main reasons it’s so popular is because it’s incredibly versatile. You can put pretty much anything on a pizza and it will taste great.
Another reason is that it’s easy to make, you can make it at home with store-bought dough and sauce, or you can order it from your local pizzeria. Also, pizza is a perfect food for parties, events, and gatherings because it can feed a lot of people.
And lastly, pizza is just plain delicious! The combination of warm, gooey cheese, flavorful sauce, and your favorite toppings is hard to beat. So all in all, pizza is popular because it’s delicious, easy to make, and perfect for sharing with friends and family.
Pizza in New Zealand
Naples-style pizza is very popular throughout New Zealand, with a crunchy, crispy crust with a selection of toppings that are local from New Zealand, as well as imported Aged Cheeses and Meats.
Take a look at some of the other pizzas from New Zealand here.
Roast Beef Pizza Recipe
Want to make a delicious home baked Roast Beef Pizza ? We’ve got you covered! Below, we’ve created a recipe that’s easy to follow, whether you’re using a backyard pizza oven or a pizza stone in your oven.
Roast Beef 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
- 2 2/3 cups (400 grams) pizza flour
- 2 tsps (7 g sachet) dried yeast
- 3 tbsps (1/4 cup) virgin olive oil
- Two tsps salt
Roast Beef Pizza Toppings
Toppings used in this pizza recipe, are;
- Roast Beef
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 Roast Beef 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 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.
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.
To achieve the right consistency, add a splash of olive oil or water to your pizza sauce if it’s too thick.
Preparing Roast Beef Pizza
Switch oven on to at least 450 degrees and preheat for at least 30 minutes.
Stretch out dough into a circle, on a floured surface.
If you are using a pizza steel or stone, make sure it is preheating in oven.
Now it’s time to add the sauce. This recipe calls for Herb Butter. Spread the Herb Butter around the pizza base, leaving a gap at edges.
Add your ingredients in size, from the largest to smallest.
Cheese should be sprinkled on at the end.
Toppings for this pizza are;
- Roast Beef
Whilst this pizza is good by itself, yet why not enjoy it with a fresh salad?
Put the Roast Beef pizza on the middle shelf of the oven and set a timer for 10 minutes.
After approximately 10 minutes, open oven door and check on pizza.
The pizza should be done within roughly 15 minutes. Always cook to personal tastes.
Arugula (also known as Rocket) is an edible annual plant, used for its Leaves that are fresh, bitter and Peppery in taste.
Other common names for Arugula include garden rocket, and eruca.
When making Roast Beef Pizza, we always recommend that you use whatever tools you are able to get your hands on. Our basic pizza tools are…
These may seem like a weird tool to some, however other pizzaiolo’s swear by using scissors instead of a traditional pizza cutter.
A pizza steel is very similar to a pizza stone, and works the same way in a normal kitchen oven.
OK, so this isn’t vital, but if you make enough pizza, breads, etc it is worth investing in a good mixer for your dough.
Herb Butter can be easily made by combining herbs and garlic with softened Butter. This is then used to enhance the flavor of dishes. Another variation of herb Butter is when you add sweet things to Butter, such as sugar, honey or cinnamon.
Herb Butter is a fantastic make-ahead condiment, lasting 4-5 days in the fridge and up to 6 weeks in the freezer.
Facts about Pizza
What do you think about these facts?
A movie from 2011, Pizza Man, tells the story of a superhero pizza delivery guy who got his superpowers from genetically modified tomatoes, and uses them to save the world. Sounds legit.
Pizza in latin
The first recorded use of the word ‘pizza’ has been found in a 997 AD Latin text from Gaeta, Italy.
Print that pizza
Using NASA funding, a group of scientists developed a 3D pizza printer in 2013. It can cook a pizza in under 70 seconds, complete with the sprayed flavor, aroma and micronutrients.
Keen on seeing more than Roast Beef 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.
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.
How do I prevent dough from sticking to my kitchen bench?
I also recommend a good amount of flour or polenta to be dusted on surfaces. Polenta, having a larger, rounder grain, is perfect to put on your pizza peel or paddle, to slide the pizza on and off easily.
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