My husband has been making pizza for years. Usually we stick to the traditional pizza such as Sausage or Clam and Bacon Pizza. However recently we tried something new a Greek Beef and Mushroom Pizza. The ingredients were a little different, who ever thought of putting cinnamon on a pizza! However the results were outstanding and we’re definitely going to try this pizza again. It’s a much lighter pizza with no red sauce and much less cheese, as a result you don’t feel so full after eating a couple of slices. If you’ve never tried a Beef and Mushroom Pizza before you don’t know what you’re missing!

Greek Beef and Mushroom Pizza


2 tsp. Olive oil
1 small onion, minced
½ pound ground lean beef
1 tomato, chopped
1 Tbsp. dried parsley
1 Tbsp. fresh thyme leaves
1 Tsp. fresh oregano
1 tsp. Cinnamon
1 tsp. Chili powder
½ tsp. salt
¼ tsp. Pepper

Homemade Pizza crust

4 ounces shiitake mushrooms, stems removed and caps thinly sliced
2-4 ounces of mozzarella
Parmesan cheese


Make your pizza crust and as the crust is rising prepare the topping.

Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and cook for about three minutes or until the onion is softened. Add the beef and cook, breaking it up with a wooden spoon, until browned, about five minutes. Stir in the tomato, parsley, thyme, oregano, cinnamon, chili powder, salt and pepper. Cook the mixture, stirring occasionally, until thickened, about to minutes.

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Place the pizza crust on a baking sheet. Top crust evenly wit the beef mixture, then with the mushrooms. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese and a light dusting of Parmesan cheese. Bake the  Beef and Mushroom Pizza until the cheese melts and the crust is browned about 15 minutes. Slice and serve.Greek Beef and Mushroom pizza

This pizza may be different from the traditional pizza you are used to but it is delicious and well worth trying!Greek Beef and Mushroom pizza

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