All of the flavors and textures of a delicious Italian beef sandwich in pizza form. It is full of flavor and so much fun to eat!
That’s right, I turned one of our favorite sandwiches into a pizza! It is loaded with beef, flavorful gravy and lots of melted cheese. Throw some pepperoncini on top or serve them on the side. The extra sauce is fun for dipping too. This pizza is fun and different!
Did you know it’s National Pizza Month? Neither did I.
Luckily I have some good friends who know this kind of stuff though. And once you know a thing like that you have to celebrate! I mean, it’s only right!
We love our pizza. There are so many ways to make it, so you could have it almost every day and never get tired of it.
In fact, it’s what I chose as my dessert island food in my blogger spotlight interview for just that reason.
You can make breakfast pizza with a hashbrown crust, which we highly recommend. Or there’s the standard pizza with red sauce, mozzarella and toppings.
We tend to do ham or Canadian bacon, mushrooms and peppers most frequently. Though we also love BBQ style pizzas and white pizza.
So to say deciding what kind of pizza to make was hard is an understatement. There are too many good options to choose from!
Then it hit me. Italian beef pizza! Why not? It’s one of our favorite sandwiches. In fact I’m a bit surprised I don’t have a recipe on here for them.
It’s probably because I never measure when I make them. They are always made a similar way, but probably never identical. I’ll try my best to get one up for you soon if you’d like.
My husband instantly fell in love with MiMi’s Italian beef the first time he had it. It is still one of the things he’ll request for family dinner. Either that or taco bar! So I thought it would be fun to turn it into a pizza.
I wasn’t quite sure how to mimic all the flavors at first. It was tempting to look and see what others have done as I’m sure I wasn’t the first to think of this. However I didn’t want to be influenced by somebody else’s idea, so I stayed clear of the internet and went with my gut.
Thin sliced beef in a flavorful broth would be hard to keep on a pizza. A thick gravy, bits of beef and a healthy layer of provolone seemed like it could work though. Of course some sliced pepperoncini didn’t hurt either.
I put it in the oven and hope for the best. It smelled amazing but wasn’t as beautiful a I had hoped when I took it out. I quickly snapped a few pictures and served it up, anxious to see what they boys thought.
My husband and Little Dude both made happy noises and couldn’t quit complimenting it as they ate. That’s a win in my book!
- 1 recipe pizza crust,
- 2 cups beef broth
- 3 Tablespoons cornstarch
- 1 pkg Italian dressing mix
- 8 oz sliced roast beef
- 8 oz provolone
- 1/2 cup pepperoncini slices
- Roll out proofed dough to a rectangle about the size of your sheet pan and place in greased sheet pan. Cover and set aside.
- Whisk corn starch and Italian dressing mix into cold beef broth and then cook over medium heat until thickened. It should be thicker than your typical gravy. Allow to cool slightly.
- Preheat oven to 450°F.
- Roughly chop beef. Spread about 1/2 of the thickened beef broth over the pizza dough (more or less according to your taste). Spread the beef over the gravy. Sprinkle with the pepperoncini and then cover with the cheese.
- Bake for about 15 minutes.
- If desired, thin the remaining gravy with a bit more beef stock and serve on the side. Serve with pepperoncini and enjoy!
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 330Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 34mgSodium: 1129mgCarbohydrates: 35gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 18g
All nutritional information is estimated and will depend on the exact ingredients you use.
Now here are some more great pizzas. Lets make them all as part of the celebration!