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Packed with flavour, this Pulled beef pizza is a must-try for weekend entertaining.

  • Serves4
  • Cook time3 hour 55 minutes
  • Prep time15 minutes
Pulled beef pizza


  • 2 large pizza bases
  • ⅓ cup (95g) pizza sauce
  • ½ cup (55g) shredded pizza cheese
  • ¼ quantity Texan-Style Pulled Beef (see recipe p68)
  • 100g cherry bocconcini, coarsely torn
  • ¼ cup (40g) pitted mixed olives, halved
  • ½ x 280g jar chargrilled peppers (capsicum), drained, thinly sliced
  • Basil pesto, to serve
  • Baby rocket leaves, to serve

Texan-Style Pulled Beef

  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1.5kg Coles Australian No Added Hormones Beef Brisket
  • 2 brown onions, cut into wedges
  • 2 cups (500ml) beef or chicken stock
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) apple cider vinegar
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 tbs maple syrup
  • 1 tbs Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tbs tomato sauce
  • 1 tbs Dijon or American mustard
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp onion salt
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp ground cumin

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  1. Step 1

    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.

  2. Step 2

    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.

  3. Step 3

    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.

  4. Step 4

    Use 2 forks to coarsely shred beef. Stir to combine with pan juices. Season.

  5. Step 5

    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.

  6. Step 6

    Bake for 12-15 mins or until the cheese melts and is golden. Top the pizzas with pesto and sprinkle with rocket to serve.

Recipe tip


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.