• Serves 4
  • 30 mins
  • Oven temp 230C/446F/ gas8

Ingredients

450g cooked Northern Ireland Farm Quality Assured roast beef thinly sliced and shredded

470g baby mushrooms

120g onions

400g tin chopped tomatoes

350g asparagus

60g fresh basil

125g ball of reduced fat mozzarella cheese

1 x 5ml (1tsp) olive oil

1 x 12 inch pre-baked pizza base

To serve

Green salad

Equipment

Chopping board, knife, large non-stick saucepan, mixing spoons, baking tray, oven gloves.

Method

1.     Pre-heat the oven to 230oC.

2.     Prepare the vegetables and mozzarella:

  • Slice the baby mushrooms;
  • Peel, remove the top and bottom of the onions and chop;
  • Chop the asparagus into pieces approx. 1.5 inches long;
  • Finely chop the basil;
  • Thinly slice the mozzarella.

3.     Heat the oil in a large non-stick saucepan.

4.     Add the mushrooms and onion and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

5.     Add the tomatoes and bring to the boil.

6.     Reduce the heat and simmer for 7 minutes.

7.     Add the asparagus and basil and simmer for 5 minutes.

8.     Remove the pan from the heat. Stir in the beef and half of the cheese.

9.     Place the pizza base on a large baking tray.

10.   Spread the beef mixture evenly onto the base and place the remaining slices of mozzarella on top.

11.   Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until the cheese has melted.

12.   Cut into 8 slices and serve immediately with a green salad.

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