Reader: The Story of Colorado Beef 2020-2021: Issue 2 - Page 8

Personal Beef Pizzas

INGREDIENTS :
1 recipe Italian-Style Beef Sausage ( recipe follows )
1-1 / 2 cups pizza sauce
4 round thin sandwich breads , any variety , split
1 / 2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese Toppings :
Sliced black or green olives , sliced red or yellow bell peppers , sliced red onions ( optional )
Italian-Style Beef Sausage : Combine 1 pound Ground Beef , 1 teaspoon fennel seed , 1 / 2 teaspoon salt , 1 / 4 teaspoon coriander , 1 / 4 teaspoon garlic powder , 1 / 4 teaspoon paprika , 1 / 4 teaspoon black pepper and 1 / 8 to 1 / 4 teaspoon crushed red pepper in large bowl , mixing lightly but thoroughly . Heat large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot . Add sausage mixture ; cook 8 to 10 minutes , breaking into 1 / 2-inch crumbles and stirring occasionally .
COOKING :
Recipe and photo courtesy of BeefItsWhatsForDinner . com
Prepare Italian-Style Beef Sausage . Stir in pizza sauce ; cook 2 to 3 minutes or until heated through , stirring frequently . Keep warm and set aside .
Cook ' s Tip : Cooking times are for fresh or thoroughly thawed ground beef . Ground beef should be cooked to an internal temperature of 160 ° F . Color is not a reliable indicator of ground beef doneness .
Place sandwich thins , cut sides up , on rack of broiler pan or sheet pan . Spoon equal amounts of sausage mixture on each bread half . Evenly sprinkle with cheese and toppings , as desired .
Place pizzas on rack of broiler pan or sheet pan so surface of cheese is 3 to 4 inches from heat . Broil 4 to 5 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbly .

Video Field Trips

To learn more , check out this video playlist : https :// bit . ly / 3mKK8l1
How Beef Goes from Pasture to Plate By : Beef . It ’ s What ’ s For Dinner Safe link : https :// bit . ly / 3thjhQ3
Loseke Feedyard , Columbus , NE By : Nebraska Beef Council Safe link : https :// bit . ly / 3deyeNh
Find more video resources on the Colorado Foundation for Agriculture ’ s YouTube channel .
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