Brisket Pizza

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 day 9 hr (includes marinating and rising times)
  • Active: 45 min
  • Yield: 8 to 10 servings
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Olive oil, for drizzling and sauteing

1 yellow onion, thinly sliced

1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced

Basic Pizza Crust, recipe follows

1 cup jarred tomatillo salsa, plus more for serving

12 ounces fresh mozzarella, thinly sliced

3 to 4 pounds shredded Braised Beef Brisket, recipe follows, warmed

3 green onions, sliced

Sour cream, for serving, optional

Guacamole, for serving, optional

Basic Pizza Crust:

1 scant teaspoon active dry yeast

2 cups all-purpose flour

3/4 teaspoon kosher salt

3 tablespoons olive oil, plus more for coating bowl

Braised Beef Brisket:

2 cans beef consomme

1 1/2 cups soy sauce

1/2 cup fresh lemon juice

2 tablespoons liquid smoke

5 cloves garlic, chopped

10 pounds beef brisket


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Drizzle a baking sheet with olive oil.
  2. In a medium skillet, heat a little olive oil over medium heat. Add the onions and saute until golden, 5 to 7 minutes. Transfer to a plate. Add a little more olive oil and the bell peppers. Saute until golden, 5 to 7 minutes. Transfer to the plate with the onions and set aside.
  3. Roll out the Basic Pizza Crust into a rectangle as thin as it will go. Transfer the dough to the baking sheet. Pour on the tomatillo salsa, and then spread it thinly all over the surface of the dough. Lay the mozzarella slices all over the top, and then add the onions and bell peppers.
  4. Bake until the crust is golden brown and the cheese is bubbly, 12 to 15 minutes. Lay the warm Braised Beef Brisket over the top. Be sure to get plenty of the juices on there! Itll make the pizza extra delicious.
  5. Sprinkle with the sliced green onions and serve to hungry humanoids with little dishes of extra tomatillo salsa. Sour cream and guacamole are good, too!

Basic Pizza Crust:

  1. Sprinkle the yeast over 3/4 cup warm (not lukewarm) water. Let stand for a few minutes.
  2. In a mixer with a paddle attachment, combine the flour and salt. With the mixer running on low speed, drizzle in the olive oil and mix until combined. Next, pour in the yeast/water mixture and mix until just combined and the dough comes together in a sticky mass. Form the dough into a ball.
  3. Coat a separate mixing bowl with a light drizzle of olive oil, add the dough ball and toss to coat. Cover the bowl tightly with plastic wrap and set it aside for 1 to 2 hours, or store in the fridge until you need it. Note: It's best to make the dough at least 24 hours in advance.

Braised Beef Brisket:

Yield: 12 servings
  1. Combine the beef consomme, soy sauce, lemon juice, liquid smoke and garlic in a large roasting pan (a disposable is just fine). Place the brisket in the marinade, fat-side up. Cover tightly with foil. Marinate in the refrigerator for 24 to 48 hours.
  2. When ready to cook, preheat the oven to 300 degrees F.
  3. Cook the brisket in the foil-covered pan until fork-tender, about 40 minutes per pound (6 to 7 hours). Transfer to a cutting board, slice against the grain and put the slices back into the cooking liquid. Serve immediately, spooning the juice over the slices.
  4. You may store the pan in the fridge for up to 2 days, or freeze for use at a later date. If fat collects and hardens at the top, remove and discard.