Quick and Easy Mince Pizza

So………the other evening I was looking for something casual to make for a TV supper. 

Then I remembered an old family favourite, a recipe that I got from my other sister (the one who lives in KZN) and which is marvellously adaptable.  This is more of a really easy mince dish, than a pizza, but it is very good! 

Here’s the recipe for the easiest dough I have ever made:

Pizza Dough

2 cups flour

1 1/2 tsp baking powder


1/3 cup oil, filled up with milk

  • Place all the ingredients in the processor bowl, blend until a smooth elastic ball forms, less than a minute.  (Or mix in a bowl with a wooden spoon until well blended).  
  • No need to roll out, just press into baking trays or pizza plates, forming a nice rim to hold the filling.

And here is the recipe for the filling:

Mince Pizza

500 gr beef mince

1 large onion, chopped

2 or 3 tomatoes, diced

Salt and pepper

Tin of mushrooms or asparagus (optional)

Grated cheese


1 quantity pizza dough

  • Fry mince and onions, add tomatoes, mushrooms and seasoning. 
  • Pour mince mixture onto pastry,
  • sprinkle with origanum and
  • cover with grated cheese. 
  • Bake at 180°C until done, about 1 hour. 

Tip: I have substituted the tomatoes with a sachet of tomato paste, with good results.

As I said, this is very adaptable, so for this version: 

  • Fry onions, chopped celery and chopped garlic until soft, then add the mince 
  • When it’s browned, add 2 sachets of tomato paste, and stir through well 
  • Next stir in a handful of chopped fresh origanum, and 2 (fairly large) grated courgettes 
  • Add seasoning, fry gently to blend the flavours and soften the courgettes, then 
  • Pour onto the pastry 
  • Cover with mozzarella cheese 
  • Bake until golden

So easy, and delicious with a glass of red wine!! 

I have on other occasions, also added a tin of baked beans to the mince to extend it (was feeding an unexpected crowd of youngsters), and made a double quantity of dough – fed 14 people that evening………..



4 responses to “Quick and Easy Mince Pizza

  1. What a fabulous fun recipe. It looks yummy!
    🙂 Mandy


  2. It sounds like the perfect dish for Boykie and his friends on a visit!!


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