Packed with flavour, this Pulled beef pizza is a must-try for weekend entertaining.
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To make the pulled beef, preheat oven to 150°C. Heat oil in a frying pan over high heat. Season beef. Cook beef in pan for 5 mins each side or until golden. Transfer to a roasting pan.
Arrange onion around the beef in the pan. Whisk stock, vinegar, garlic, maple syrup, Worcestershire sauce, tomato sauce, mustard, paprika, onion salt, garlic powder, oregano and cumin in a jug. Pour evenly over beef, turning to coat.
Cover pan tightly with foil. Roast for 3 hours or until beef is very tender and falls apart when tested with a fork. Increase oven to 180°C. Uncover and roast for a further 30 mins or until beef is golden brown and sauce thickens slightly. Set aside for 15 mins to rest.
Use 2 forks to coarsely shred beef. Stir to combine with pan juices. Season.
To make the pizzas, preheat oven to 220°C. Place the pizza bases on baking trays. Spread evenly with the sauce and sprinkle with the pizza cheese. Top with the beef, bocconcini, olive and capsicum.
STEP-BY-STEP PULLED BEEF
Brown the meat - For richer-tasting pulled beef, brown the beef in a frying pan before slow-cooking it in the oven. Not only does this seal in the juices and keep the beef tender, but it also creates a caramelised crust that tastes delicious.
Pour in the liquid - Adding stock mixture to the pan boosts the flavour. The liquid will also turn to steam as it heats in the oven, which cooks the beef evenly and keeps it juicy and tender. This makes the beef easier to shred at the end of cooking.
Cover it tightly - To trap the liquid in the pan, cover the pan tightly with foil. This creates steam, which cooks the beef and makes it meltingly tender. If steam escapes, the liquid evaporates too quickly and the beef becomes too dry to shred.
Get ready to shred - For a great-tasting finish, you want even-sized pieces of beef well-coated in the sauce. Use 2 forks to shred the beef along the grain. Forks are the best utensils for pulling beef as the prongs will finely and evenly tear away meat.