FFf Eclectic Red Barn: Bolognaise Pizza Bread

Monday, April 1, 2013

Bolognaise Pizza Bread

I first saw this recipe when Rachael Ray made it several years ago.  She makes her tomato sauce by adding fresh tomatoes, but I cut some corners and it still turned out great.  With a side salad this makes a great meal. 

Eclectic Red Barn: Bolognaise Pizza Bread with side salad

It is like deep dish pizza but has more filling.  My family loves this and requests it often.

 I will show you the basic steps and then list the recipe below. 

You start with a loaf of Italian bread. Cut it in half.
Eclectic Red Barn: Toasted italian Bread for Bolognaise Pizza
You will toast the bread in a 450 degree oven for 5-8 minutes. It should lok like this when it is done being toasted. 

Heat a skillet over medium to high heat. Add items 1-5 from the recipe and it should then look like this. 
Eclectic Red Barn: Bolognaise sauce for pizza bread

Fill the bread with the meat sauce  and then top with the cheeses.
Eclectic Red Barn: Italian Bread filled with meat sauce

Broil until the cheese melts. Be careful not to burn the bread. 
Eclectic Red Barn: Pizza bread with melted cheese

Add the basil and serve with a side salad. I didn't have any fresh basil so I left this out. 
Eclectic Red Barn: Bolognaise Pizza Bread slice

 Now the recipe:                                                                                    print this recipe

Bolognese Bread Pizza

1 long loaf, 20 - 24 inches Italian bread, day old is fine
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
2 slices pancetta or bacon (sometimes I leave this out)
2 pounds of ground beef (I use ground turkey)
2 cloves of garlic, chopped
2 medium yellow onions, peeled and finely chopped
1 small carrot, peeled and chopped
Coarse black pepper
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon allspice
½ cup red wine
½ cup beef stock
1 jar spaghetti sauce
Handfull fresh parsley
1 pound mozzarella cheese, shredded or thinly sliced
¼ cup Parmigiano or Romano cheese
1 cup fresh basil, 20 leaves shredded

Heat oven to 450 degrees.
Split bread lengthwise giving you two halves. Hollow out some of the inside bread. Lightly crisp bread in oven, 5-8 minutes. Remove bread and switch to broiler on.

1. Heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Add extra virgin olive oil, and add pancetta or bacon until crisp.
2. Add the meat and break into smaller pieces. let the meat caramelize 1-2 minutes without stirring.
3. Add garlic, onions and carrots and season with lots of coarse pepper and some salt.
4. Add Worcestershire and allspice and cook for 10 minutes, stirring often.
5. Add spaghetti sauce, wine and stock. Cook until well blended.
6. Fill bread and top with a thin layer of mozzarella and a sprinkle of Parmigiano or romano cheese.
7. Broil the pizza to melt the cheese.
8 Top with basil and serve.

 Hope you enjoy this recipe as much as my family does.  Bon Appetite!

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  1. Looks really filling and really yummy! Thanks so much for linking up at Real Family Fun.

    1. It is a nice alternative to regular pizza - more flavor. You are right, it is filling.
      I love to link up to your party.
      Have a great weekend,

  2. Yummy! Thank you for sharing it at our pret-a-vivre.com ready to waltz party :)

    1. Thank you for commenting and my Bolognaise Pizza Bread. I appreciate you stopping by.
      Have a great weekend,

  3. Thanks for sharing at through my creative mind!

    Stop by tomorrow (Sat) for a special linky party


    1. Hi Jen,
      Thanks for stopping by and commenting. I will be there tomorrow.
      Have a great weekend,

  4. This looks delicious too! Thanks for sharing these recipes at Give Me The Goods Monday!
    Jamie @ somuchbetterwithage.com

    1. Hi Jamie,
      This pizza bread is really good. Love to share at Give Me The Goods Monday!
      I appreciate your comments and taking the time to stop by.
      Have a great Sunday,

  5. I could see this being a crowd pleaser - makes me wish I had these ingredients at home -I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

    1. Hi Kathy,
      Yes I must admit that it is well received. I hope you get a chance to make it some time. I am glad I found your party to link up to.
      Have a great week,

  6. Bev, this looks great- PINNED!! I love that you used turkey in yours- I want to try this! I met you on Let's Get Social Sunday and I am now following you.

    Thanks for hosting! :)

    Joy @ Yesterfood.blogspot.com

    1. Hi Joy,
      It is really good and I try to make my food on the lighter side as often as I can. My husband never even realizes that I use turkey. Thanks for following and I am heading over to your blog to follow,
      Have a wonderful week,


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