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Yummy Mummy Beef Pizzas

Yummy Mummy Beef Pizzas

These quick and easy pizzas feature homemade beef sausage and have a mummy face made of string cheese.

Ingredients

Italian-Style Beef Sausage

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 teaspoon fennel seed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 14 teaspoon coriander
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper

Pizzas

  • 1 1/2 cups pizza sauce
  • 4 round thin sandwich breads, any variety, split
  • 4 individually wrapped sticks reduced-fat mozzarella string cheese (1 ounce each)
  • 8 black or green olives, sliced horizontally

Instructions

  1. Italian-Style Beef Sausage: Combine all ingredients in a large bowl, mixing lightly but thoroughly.
  2. Heat large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot.
  3. Add beef mixture; cook for 8 to 10 minutes, breaking into 1/2 inch crumbles and stirring occasionally. (Cooking times are for fresh or thoroughly thawed Ground Beef. Ground Beef should be cooked to an internal temperature of 160 degrees F. Color is not a reliable indicator of Ground Beef doneness.)
  4. Stir pizza sauce into sausage crumbles; cook for 2 to 3 minutes or until heated through, stirring frequently.
  5. Keep warm and set aside.
  6. Pizzas: Place sandwich thins, cut side up, on rack of broiler pan.
  7. Spoon equal amounts of beef mixture on each bread half.
  8. Pull cheese lengthwise into thin strips. Cut each strip into thirds.
  9. Create mummy faces using cheese strips in crisscross pattern to resemble mummy bandages and olives to resemble eyes.
  10. Place pizzas on rack of broiler pan so surface of cheese is 3 to 4 inches from heat.
  11. Broil for 4 to 5 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbly.

Total Recipe Time: 25 to 30 min | Yield: 4 servings

Recipe and photo credit (used with permission): Beef Checkoff