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Beef Breakfast Pizza Olé

Beef Breakfast Pizza OléRecipe courtesy of The Beef Checkoff.

Recipe Ingredients:

Basic Country Beef Breakfast Sausage:
1 pound ground beef (96% lean)
2 teaspoons chopped fresh sage or 1/2 tsp rubbed sage
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper

1/2 cup salsa verde
1 (11-ounce) package thin-crust refrigerated pizza dough
3/4 cup diced seeded tomatoes
1/2 cup reduced-fat shredded Mexican blend cheese
4 large eggs
2 tablespoons thinly sliced green onions
Salsa verde for accompaniment

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 425°F (220°C).
  2. Make Basic Country Beef Breakfast Sausage: Combine ground beef, chopped fresh sage, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, crushed red pepper in large bowl, mixing lightly but thoroughly.
  3. Heat large nonstick skillet over medium high heat until hot. Add beef mixture; cook 8 to 10 minutes, breaking into 3/4-inch crumbles and stirring occasionally. Stir in salsa verde.
  4. Meanwhile, unroll dough on greased baking sheet. Pat or roll evenly to 14x10-inch rectangle, pinching together any tears.
  5. Bake for 8 minutes.
  6. Remove from oven and top evenly with beef mixture, tomatoes and cheese. Make four "wells" in beef mixture and crack one egg in each "well."
  7. Continue to bake in 425°F (220°C) oven 13 to 18 minutes or until desired doneness of egg is reached.
  8. Remove from oven; sprinkle with green onion. Cut into four wedges.
  9. Serve with additional salsa, as desired.

Makes 4 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/4 of recipe): Calories: 454; Total Fat: 15g; Saturated Fat: 6g; Cholesterol: 285mg; Total Carbs: 44g; Fiber: 2g; Protein: 37g; Sodium: 1294mg.

Recipe and photograph courtesy of The Beef Checkoff.