Mini Meatball Pizza
1 pizza dough (I used Fresh and Easy Rosemary Focaccia and it was AMAZING--even though I hate rosemary due to a bad breakfast experience with it my freshman year of college in the cafeteria)
1/2--3/4 cup favorite red pizza sauce (I used Fresh and Easy Vodka Cream pasta sauce...weird? NO! AMAZING!)
1 lb ground beef
1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
pinch crushed red pepper
salt and pepper to taste
1 1/2--2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
-Preheat oven to 500 degrees; allow pizza stone to heat with it and let the stone sit in the hot oven for at least 30 minutes.
-Meanwhile, put the ground beef in a bowl, add the Italian seasoning, egg, crushed red pepper, salt, and black pepper. Mix together using your hands but don't over mix. Put half of the meat in a freezer-safe bag and put it in the freezer for the next time you need a few meatballs. Roll bits of the meat into mini meatballs--make them whatever size you'd like. Set aside.
-Lay a piece of wax or parchment paper out on your counter and sprinkle with some flour. Coat the pizza dough in the flour and stretch it out to form a crust that will fit on your pizza stone. Top with the sauce and mozzarella cheese. Feel free to add any other toppings at this point.
-Begin frying the meatballs in a skillet on the stove top on medium-high. Fry evenly on all sides until the meatballs are just cooked; if they're a little pink still that's even better. Drain on a paper towel and transfer to the top of the pizza. Put the "dressed" pizza on your hot pizza stone and cook for just about 8 minutes. ENJOY!
I love these meatballs!
I almost forgot to take a picture of the pizza...this was all that was left after my husband and his friend chowed down. And, unfortunately, this was the ugliest part of the pizza! Oh well! :)