Turkish Style Pizza

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My daughter and her dad like to frequent a local Turkish restaurant that makes terrific food. My favorite dish is a wonderful, boat shaped pizza made with ground lamb and topped with an egg. The combination is delicious! This is my homemade version using a whole wheat crust, roasted red peppers and store bought Harissa sauce. It isn’t quite the same as the restaurant, but it is darn good and very satisfying!

Turkish Style Pizza (makes three small pizzas)

  • 2 tablespoons organic coconut oil
  • 1 organic yellow onion, peeled and diced
  • 2 large cloves organic garlic, peeled and minced
  • 1lb. grass fed ground lamb
  • 2 red bell peppers, roasted, peeled, seeded and chopped
  • 1/2 cup spicy Harissa sauce
  • Kosher salt and ground pepper to taste
  • 3 fresh farm eggs
  • 1 whole wheat pizza dough
  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.
  2. In a large skillet, heat the coconut oil over medium high heat.
  3. Add onions and cook for 3-4 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for one minute.
  4. Add the ground lamb and cook until the lamb is no longer pink, about 10 minutes. Break up any large chunks of meat with the back of a spoon. Stir frequently.
  5. Add the chopped roasted peppers and the Harissa sauce. Stir well and cook until most of the moisture is gone from the pan, about 10 minutes more.
  6. Check for seasoning and add salt and pepper, if needed.
  7. Set a colander over a small bowl. Add the lamb mixture to the colander and let drain.
  8. Divide the pizza dough into three equal parts. Shape each part into a long rectangle or boat shape.
  9. Put the dough boats on a greased baking sheet (or a heated pizza stone). Bake the dough for 5 minutes.
  10. Remove the baking sheet from the oven and top each boat with equal amounts of the lamb mixture. Make a small indention in the lamb on each pizza. Crack an egg into each indentation.
  11. Return the baking sheet immediately to the oven and cook for about 12 minutes, or until the pizzas are heated and the eggs are done to your liking.
  12. You can also run the pizzas under the broiler for a minute or two.
  13. Serve immediately.
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