Meat Pide

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Pizza and flat bread. Who doesn’t like a large whole slice of freshly home-baked pizza?

I do. And so do you.

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There’s one thing I don’t like in this process, though. I am unstoppable. I mean it’s almost an unattainable goal to make only one pizza. Practically, it has never happened to me. Two at least. Three as a common thing. Or even more in case the Meat Pide.

I’ve got some solid arguments (read: excuses).

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First of all, it’s extremely hard to pick only one topping for a pizza. Well, if you make it at least every month, that’s not a big deal. However, I make it only a very few times every year so that’s not a piece of cake pizza. Why would someone ever struggle to choose between 3 options when you can make all 3 at once, right?

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Secondly, working with the dough requires some time (and in my situation also some mess). Kneading, dusting, waiting, throwing in the trash (hahah), and starting everything over. So if you have decided to do this strenuous job, you should make at least few pizzas to reward yourself. Believe me, you deserve it.

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Next, you can screw your first pizza. In this case, you won’t be hungry since you were smart enough to prepare the dough enough for 2 or 3 pizzas. Genius, isn’t?

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Plus, isn’t great to make pizza and have leftovers the next week day? Or sneak in the kitchen in the morning to grab a slice of cold pizza (cold because the microwave will wake your better half, and you don’t need that yet).

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And if all these reasons are not good enough for you, I’d like to recall once again my old good friend Karlsson-on-the-Roof. He was saying that a good friend should always hope for another friend to come over at any moment and always have a cake for such an event. Also, he said once that 7 Birthday cakes with 1 candle are much better than 1 Birthday cake with 7 candles. I could not agree more! He never mentioned pizza or Meat Pide, but I think he would have enjoyed this delicious Turkish flat bread with no candles!

However, you guys never showed up, and we had to suffer eating these delicious Meat Pides.

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Did you remember my Cheese Pide I posted recently? I’ve got to confess now. That day I made 7 pides: 3 cheese and 2 meat. Indeed, I was planning just 4 pides, and I don’t know how I got so much dough. That can be another strong excuse – dough could be so unpredictable. In my hands. And with my math abilities. Because this dough is usually enough for 3 large pizzas, and a pide is less in size. Never mind.

But when I realized I would end up with more pides, I decided to spruce up two pides with the meat topping with additional mozzarella. Meat Pide and bubbly gooey mozzarella one the top! What could be better, eh?

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All right. Enough said. Besides, I am afraid if I said again how scrumptious this Meat Pide turned out, I would face with some unexpected visitors. I’ve got to bake a cake and make some candles first.

P.S. Have you started making your Christmas recipes yet? I’m planning to start my season next weekend, but I’m afraid that 4 weekends are not enough for 1o or so treats I’ve chosen.

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Meat Pide

Yield: 6-7 pides

Freshly baked flat bread with a meat topping? Or even better a meat topping with a lovely gooey cheesy crust? Then you shouldn't miss this Meat Pide - Turkish style pizza!


  • Dough
  • 1 medium chopped white onion
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound minced beef
  • 1 cup chopped canned tomatoes (or passata)
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 tablespoon dry chili flakes
  • 3 tablespoon chopped parsley
  • Mozzarella, optional


  1. Prepare the dough according to the recipe.
  2. In a large pan heat the olive oil and cook the onion for 2 minutes.
  3. Add the beef and cook stirring often and breaking the large pieces into small with a spatula, for 7 minutes.
  4. Add the tomatoes, seasonings, and parsley and cook for about 4-5 minutes to evaporate the excessive liquid.
  5. Make and bake the pides as instructed Cheese Pide Sprinkle with some grated mozzarella if disired (smoked mozzarella would work!)
  6. Enjoy!


Keep in mind that the dough is enough for 6-7 pides while the filling is enough for 4 so you can either adjust the ingredients or make the second filling.




12 Thoughts on “Meat Pide

  1. Ben! These meat pides look amazing! totally something I would love to have like right now!
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  2. My hubby was called “Pizza Man” in college – for obvious reasons…While in season (he played football and wrestled ) the cafeteria food just didn’t cut it – so pizza it was! He would love this! I think I may have to start calling him “Pide Guy”… it has a nice ring don’t ya think? Thanks for sharing!
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  3. Oh wow! What a fabulous looking meal — insanely deeeeeelicious, Ben. Love all these flavors here. So flavorful and warming for the cool weather.
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  4. 7 pides with one David is so much better than 7 Davids with 1 pide. So I think I shall take 7 of these in my next shipment, Ben. Don’t forget! They look delicious! Oh, and here’s to holiday cooking and baking! :-)
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  5. I 100% agree with all your reasons for making 3 or more pizzas (or pides) at once! These meat pides look delicious! Totally going to have to make the cheese one and this one over the long weekend! So YUM! I have started working on Christmas and new years menu options and I can’t wait to see yours, Ben! Cheers, my friend!!
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  6. O wowwwww… these look and sound absolutely incredible, thanks for sharing <3
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