These spicy beef flatbread pizzas are made easy by using the pressure cooker to cook tender, flavorful beef in a fraction of the normal time.
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Growing up, my family spent countless days at Disney World. When we lived in South Carolina, we started taking annual family trips to Orlando every Spring. Later, when we moved to Florida, we purchased annual passes for our family, which we used all the time. We knew ALL things Disney. Which rides to hit first, how to make the most of the visit, and how to save money while at the parks. No matter how many times we went, there was always something magical and special about it to me.
I was in high school when Disney’s Animal Kingdom opened. It was a fun new park to explore, and I have a lot of memories from being one of the first visitors to the park. So when I came across the recipe for these African Pulled Beef Sandwiches that were similar to a sandwich offered at the Animal Kingdom, I was intrigued. Surprisingly, I don’t think I’ve ever actually had the Animal Kingdom version, but the recipe sounded delicious. So I decided to adapt it from a slow cooker recipe into a pressure cooker recipe. You know by now that I take advantage of every opportunity to use my Instant Pot! And, just thinking about Disney World makes me wax nostalgic, so it was a no-brainer to add this recipe to my Plan to Eat meal plan.
The original recipe calls for the shredded beef to be stuffed into pitas. However, when I went to Aldi to pick up some groceries, they didn’t have any pitas. But they did have flatbreads. So, these spicy beef flatbread pizzas were born!
The result was delicious! The process starts with the Instant Pot and ends with the oven. Thanks to the power of the pressure cooker, the beef cooked up in a fraction of the time. It was tender and flavorful, with the perfect amount of spice. I simply shredded the beef and drained excess juices, then added it to the flatbread. I shredded a block of mozzarella cheese and generously topped the flatbreads before baking them for about 7 minutes.
Not only do the flatbreads make for a super quick pizza, but the tender beef and tomatoes topped with melty mozzarella made for an incredibly easy and flavorful dinner.
If you have any of the spicy beef leftover after making the pizzas, great! It is also delicious served over a bed of rice or noodles!
These spicy beef flatbread pizzas are a cinch to make and are full of flavor. And they make me think about how excited I am to take my kids to Disney World someday to experience the magic I grew up with. 🙂 Give these a try, I think you’ll love them!
- Instant Pot (I have the DUO60 7-in-1 model, which I love!)
You can read more about making easy pressure cooker recipes here and about converting slow cooker recipes into pressure cooker recipes here!