Eye Fillet Beef Pizza

Sliced Eye Fillet Pizza

Two members of the Carey Family from Green Meadows Beef were recently at Moore Wilson’s with a selection of their grass fed Angus beef products on display and on the barbie cooking up samples for shoppers to try.

I took this opportunity to both, visit Moore Wilson’s for some fresh ingredients, and to catch up with them for a quick chat and to grab a lovely cut of their eye fillet beef.

Continuing on with the pizza theme, today’s recipe was the second pizza made from the dough after the Pizza Margherita. You could say that the Margherita was a test run to make sure I had the technique down. Lucky for everyone, this was a roaring success.

Jump onto the Green Meadows online shop right now and order a selection of my favourite New Zealand beef now and follow along.

Searing eye fillet steak over hot coals

While the dough was proofing at the coals were heating up, I popped the cooking grate over the chimney starter and seared the eye fillet directly over the coals for 2 minutes each side.

Sliced Green Meadows Beef Eye Fillet

The eye fillet came out like this, gorgeous isn’t it? This is the main event of my pizza.

Fresh ingredients for eye fillet beef pizza

While at Moore Wilson’s I made sure to pick up some fresh locally produced ingredients to complement the beef on the pizza. Vine tomatoes, red onions, red capsicum, fresh basil and some left over mozzerralla from the Magherita.

eye fillet pizza side by sideThe dough came out a shaped a bit awkward but did not affect the taste one bit. The assembled pizza looked a little bit rough so I topped up with some grated mozzarella which in the end I believe that it did not need.

After grilling for 10 minutes on the pizza stone in the Weber, scattering some fresh basil on top completes the pizza and it’s ready to eat.

Set up and cook the pizza as per the instructions on the Using the Weber as a Pizza Oven post and prepare your dough as per Jamie Oliver’s Basic Pizza Dough recipe.

Eye Fillet Beef Pizza
 
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Fresh eye fillet beef Pizza, this recipe will make two personal sized pizzas.
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Recipe type: Pizza
Cuisine: Barbecue
Serves: 2
Ingredients
For the dough
  • 400g white flour
  • 100g wheat flour
  • ½ tspn salt
  • 7g packet bread yeast
  • ½ tbsp caster sugar
  • 325ml warm water
For the sauce
  • 400g Delmaine tomatoes
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tspn sea salt
  • 1 tspn olive oil
  • Fresh basil
For each pizza
  • 1x 125g Clevedon buffalo mozzarella cheese, sliced and dried
  • 1x ball of fresh pizza dough
  • Half of the tomato sauce
  • Fresh basil, sliced
  • 150g seared eye fillet beef, sliced and seasoned with salt and pepper
  • Half red onion sliced
  • Half red capsicum sliced
Instructions
For the dough
  1. Follow the instructions on Jamie Oliver's recipe
BBQ Setup
  1. Prepare the Weber for high direct heat with a pizza stone
  2. As the coals are heating up, sear the eye fillet over the coals while they are still in the chimney starter
For the sauce
  1. Heat the olive oil in a saucepan
  2. Add minced garlic and cook until golden
  3. Add the tomatoes and basil and simmer gently for 20 minutes
Constructing the pizza
  1. Roll out dough balls on a floured pizza paddle (use your hands as opposed to a rolling pin)
  2. With the spoon spread on the pizza sauce from the centre
  3. Top with the mozzarella slices
  4. Arrange the onion and capsicum without going overboard
  5. Finally, place the eye fillet slices evenly around the pizza, two per quater.
  6. When the Weber has reached cooking temperature transfer pizza to pizza stone and cook for 4-10 minutes (depending on how hot you have managed to get the Weber and stone)
  7. Remove pizza from Weber with pizza paddle and top with sliced fresh basil, cut into four pieces and serve immediately

Green Meadows Beef Eye Fillet Pizza Slice

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  1. Justin · March 14, 2014

    That looks fantastic, great job. I like the idea of searing the beef over the chimney. Doesn’t get much hotter than that.

    Have you tried the Weber Gourmet BBQ System Sear Grate? That thing is awesome and will change your life.

    • Scott · March 14, 2014

      Haven’t used one. Not really sure that it would be needed – grill lines aren’t really my thing 😉 I have a few plate pieces from an old gas grill that I have put aside ready to restore that I believe I can put to good use on the charcoal grill.