Cajun Beef & Jalapeno Pizza

one big slice for me, one tiny slice for you

one big slice for me, one tiny slice for you

Sometimes the voices in my head like to torment me.

“EAT PIZZA!” they scream. “FOLLOW IT UP WITH ICE CREAM!”

I scarfed this after a sweaty gym session. It didn't even touch the sides going down

I scarfed this after a sweaty gym session. It didn’t even touch the sides going down

Usually I can brush them aside with my awesome reasoning: “Brain, we’ve been through this. You think you want pizza, you actually want some vegetables. Trust me on this.”

good hot or cold - leftovers do not last long

good hot or cold – leftovers do not last long

It’s good to let brain win one once in a while though and that’s where this pizza comes in.

It’s gluten-free, thanks to an amazing recipe I found on the nets (link below). I’ve tried all kinds of pizza dough – cauliflower, coconut flour, meat-based – but this is the one I always come back to. It’s chewy and durable, as a every good crust should be.

also it's very tasty. I found myself licking the spoon after mixing the dough

also it’s very tasty. I found myself licking the spoon after mixing the dough

Cajun Beef & Jalapeno Pizza

*for the pizza base I used this amazing, foolproof recipe from Feed The Clan

  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 1/2 cups tapioca flour
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup butter

topping:

  • 8oz ground beef
  • 2 jalapenos, sliced and de-seeded (or not if you can handle it hot)
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 2 tsps cumin
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne
  • 1/8 tsp sea salt
  • 6 oz tomato paste
  • 2 1/2 cups grated mild cheddar
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan
  • 1 large garlic clove, minced
  1. To make the pizza base, bring the water, butter and salt to the boil in a small saucepan. Remove from heat and pour into a large mixing bowl.
  2. Add the tapioca flour and stir to combine. Once it’s formed a loose dough, leave for 5 minutes to cool.
  3. Beat in the eggs, followed by the coconut flour. Knead into a sticky ball. Spread the dough onto parchment paper in a circular shape. Bake at 350 for 35 minutes until firm.
  4. Brown the beef in a frying pan over a high heat. Stir in the spices, salt and garlic. When fully browned remove from heat.
  5. Spread the tomato paste over the pizza base, generously sprinkle over the cheddar until covered.
  6. Add the beef, then the jalapenos and lastly the parmesan.
  7. Place the pizza under the grill/broiler and cook for 10 minutes until the cheese has thoroughly melted.

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