The dough is made like normal pizza dough, except that it has olive oil and plain yogurt in it. I liked the directions for making the dough because they told me to knead until it was "as soft as your earlobe." I willingly obliged. I've got pretty soft earlobes, so this took a while.
While the dough is rising (leave it alone for at least two hours), you can make the pizza topic. Sauté pine nuts in olive oil until they are golden brown.
I always always burn mine a little, but they still taste delicious. Also sauté onions for the topping, but then you're done with using the oven top -- everything else goes in raw.
Place the pine nuts and onions in a bowl and add in chopped tomatoes, green pepper and parsley, ground beef or lamb, allspice, cumin, pepper, tomato concentrate, and fresh lemon juice (or something else that will add a little tartness to the topping). Stir everything together into a thick paste.
Roll the dough out, making the pizza crusts very thin.
Add the topping to the pizza spreading it out to almost reach the edges -- these pizzas won't have much of a crust.
Bake for 10 to 15 minutes and then serve.
This was really good, and then we added the recommended garnish -- strained yogurt -- and it was incredible. Make this pizza, and absolutely use the garnish.
ground beef -- $1.10
onion -- $.71
yogurt -- $1.89
tomatoes -- $2.49
Total Cost of Middle Eastern Pizza: $6.19