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Cocktail Meatball Pizza Recipe

Cocktail Meatball Pizza

"Our pizza is weird and our dough is wild, made from all-natural sourdough starter."
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Cocktail Meatballs
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 8 slices
Calories 438kcal
Cost $5-10





  • 3 cups Cocktail Meatballs halved (recipe below)
  • 2 cups Mozzarella Cheese


  • 1 cup Cocktail Meatball sauce (recipe below)


  • 2 cups Sourdough Starter active
  • 1 cup Bread Flour
  • 1 tsp Salt

Cocktail Meatballs

  • 1 lb Beef ground
  • 1 cup Sourdough Breadcrumbs
  • ½ cup Water
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • ½ tsp Pepper ground

Cocktail Meatball Sauce

  • 1 cup Grape Jelly
  • 1 cup Tomato Sauce
  • ¼ cup Brown Sugar
  • 2 tbsp White Vinegar
  • ¼ tsp Allspice


Wild Dough (1 hour)

  • Make your dough by mixing the sourdough starter, flour and salt together (adding a bit of flour at a time until it takes shape but is still a little sticky) and knead the dough for about 30 seconds.
  • Place the wild dough in lightly floured bowl and cover with a towel, set aside for 1 hour. (The pizza steel or stone needs to preheat for 1 hour as well, so preheat oven to 550 degrees after you finish making your pizza dough)

Cocktail Meatballs and Sauce (30 min.)

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
    In a large bowl mix together beef, breadcrumbs, water, egg, salt and pepper. Line a large baking pan with parchment paper. Make about 25 meatballs, space out evenly on the baking pan and cook in the oven for 15-20 minutes or until done. Remove from oven and set aside.
  • In a large pot add grape jelly, tomato sauce, brown sugar, vinegar and allspice. Cook on medium heat for 8-12 minutes, add meatballs and cook for another 5-10 minutes. Remove meatballs with a slotted spoon and let cool.
  • Reduce sauce until desired consistency. Reserve 1 cup of sauce. Cut meatballs in half.

PIZZA (8-10 minutes)

  • Grate mozzarella.
  • Preheat oven to 550 degrees F. with baking steel or pizza stone inside the oven for 1 hour.
  • Flour surface and roll out the dough. Put a floured pizza peel underneath the dough.
  • Add sauce, cheese, and toppings. Pat down the toppings before putting into the oven.
  • Bake pizza in the oven at 550 degrees F. for 8-10 minutes.
  • Remove pizza from oven with pizza peel. Let cool for 5 minutes.


Calories: 438kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 86mg | Sodium: 460mg | Potassium: 393mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 322IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 160mg | Iron: 1mg