Garlic naan pizza with ground beef and mushrooms

You know what's really fun to do?

Baking your own bread (yeah, right) and making your own sauces.

You know what else is really fun AND makes your life easier? Pre-made garlic naan and the 'Masala Simmer Sauce' from Trader Joe's.

This pizza is going to be one of our staples, since it's so easy to make and, most important, unbelievably, mouthwateringly good. It's also extremely modest, did I mention that?


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 8oz package button mushrooms, sliced
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1/4 tsp garam masala
  • 1/2 tsp dried basil
  • Red pepper flakes
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1/4 lb ground beef
  • 3 tbsp chopped cilantro
  • 6 pieces Trader Joe's garlic naan
  • 1/4 cup Trader Joe's Masala Simmer Sauce
  • Gorgonzola cheese
  • Juice of 1/2 a lemon


Preheat oven to 250 degrees. Heat oil in a skillet and cook the sliced mushrooms. Season with turmeric, garam masala, dried basil, red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper. Add the ground beef and cook all the way through. Turn off the heat and stir in the shopped cilantro. Brush each naan with a little olive oil and 2 tsp of the Masala Simmer Sauce. Top with the cooked mushroom/beef mixture and crumble a few bits of gorgonzola cheese onto the naan. Place in the oven just until the naan is warmed up and the gorgonzola melts. Finish with a squeeze of fresh lemon juice. Slice into manageable-sized pieces and serve immediately.

To make this vegetarian, replace the ground beef with eggplant, tofu, or that fake meat stuff.