Pizza with Ground Goat, Goat Cheese, Onion, and Black Olives

GoatPizzaSq-1Serves 4

Making my own pizza dough is incredibly easy and satisfying. I used mom’s recipe, and froze the other half for later. I call for homemade or store-bought tomato sauce here–if you don’t want to use store-bought but don’t have time to make your own, just mix a 28 oz. can of crushed tomatoes with 1-2 minced garlic cloves and a splash of olive oil.

1 lb. pizza dough, homemade or store-bought
3/4 lb. ground goat meat (or ground lamb)
Salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes, to taste
1 medium onion, sliced
Tomato Sauce, homemade or store-bought
1/4 cup Kalamata olives, chopped
3 to 4 oz. mozzarella cheese, grated
3 to 4 oz. goat cheese, crumbled
Handful of fresh basil, chopped
Parmesan cheese, shaved

If making your own dough, follow the instructions. If using store-bought, allow dough to thaw or come to room temperature.

Meanwhile, sauté the ground meat in a medium skillet, seasoning to taste with salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes. Once the meat has lost its raw color, transfer it to a bowl. Without cleaning the pan (add a little olive oil, if necessary), sauté the onions over medium heat until soft and browning, 6-8 minutes.

Move the oven rack to the lowest position. If you have a baking stone or tiles, place them on the bottom rack. Heat the oven to 450 degrees.

Divide the dough into four equal pieces. Working two at a time, stretch the dough onto a pizza peel (or large wooden cutting board) sprinkled generously with cornmeal. If you do not have a baking stone, stretch the dough onto a baking sheet covered with cornmeal. Top pizzas with sauce, meat, sautéed onions, and olives.

Bake until crisp and golden brown, 10 to 12 minutes. Remove pizzas from oven; top with mozzarella and goat cheese; return to oven and continue to bake until cheese is melted and bubbling, 3 to 4 minutes longer.

Remove pizzas from the oven, sprinkle with fresh basil and shaved parmesan, and serve.

10 Comments

  1. says

    I have everything on hand to make this – homemade [frozen] pizza dough and all… except the ground goat (which I’ve never tried!)
    This will be our ‘Friday dinner’ this week. PERFECT… and my mouth is watering already:).

  2. Mark and Sara says

    We made tonight, the eve of All Hallow’s Eve, 3manycooks dinner night! My hubby and I love to cook together (after the kids are tucked tightly in their beds). This is really easy and fun to make. Having the pizza stone close to the bottom of the oven is key. We also made Pam’s perfumed G&Ts while we waited for the pizza to bake:-) OMG, its unbelievably good! Thank you Three Many Cooks!

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