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How to Make an Easy Filipino Style Hotdog and Beef Loaf Pizza

Thelma Alberts is passionate about baking and cooking, and she likes to get creative. She worked for many years in cafeterias in Germany.

Filipino Style Hotdog and Beef Loaf Pizza

Filipino Style Hotdog and Beef Loaf Pizza

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Eating Pizza in the Philippines is very different from eating pizza in Germany. The German pizzas are very authentic Italian pizzas. No wonder, there are lots of Italian people living and working in Germany. Besides that Italy is a neighbouring country of Germany in Europe.

Pizza has reached Philippines too, as there are lots of Filipinos working abroad. Through globalization, pizza has become a worldwide cuisine. However, Filipinos have established their own taste of pizza. Filipino pizza taste a bit sweet as the tomato sauce for the pizza as well as for the pasta are sweetened.

You may wonder why this is called Filipino style pizza. Filipinos are fond of eating beef loaf and those red colored hotdogs. No celebrations like children's birthday parties without these food besides chicken joy and hamburger from McDonald's.

Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

2 hours

25 min

2 hours 25 min

4-6 persons, it depends on the slices of pizza

What you need:

  • Sharp knife
  • Chopping board
  • Electric mixer or blender
  • Tupperware or a large bowl
  • Can Opener
  • Strainer
  • Kitchen Weighing Scale
  • Rolling Pin
  • Oven baking tray


  • 400 grams flour, sifted
  • 1 sachet yeast, dried
  • 250 ml water, warm
  • 1 teaspoon salt, iodized
  • 2-4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 Pack Filipino Style Tomato Sauce, e.g. Del Monte
  • 1 tablespoon Basil, fresh or dried
  • 1 tablespoon Oregano, fresh or dried
  • 1 pack Filipino hotdogs, cut into desired size
  • 1 can beef loaf, cut into desired size
  • 100 gram pineapple, chunks, fresh or canned
  • 1 pack cheese, grated
  • salt and pepper

Procedure for the Dough

  1. Put the flour, salt and dry yeast into the bowl of the electric blender.
  2. Add the warm water.
  3. Put the electric blender on and blend well until they are very well combined and the dough will get off from the side of the mixing bowl.
  4. Put the dough in a large Tupperware which was brushed with olive oil.
  5. Brush the top of the dough with olive oil, too.
  6. Put the lid on of the Tupperware or cover the dough with a dry towel.
  7. Let the dough work for an hour or two or until the dough has doubled in size.
  8. Knead the dough on a floured board with a rolling pin and flatten the dough for an oven baking tray.
  9. Brush olive oil on an oven baking tray and arrange the dough on it.
Blended Dough, doubled in size

Blended Dough, doubled in size


  1. Cut the hotdogs and beef loaf in thin pieces.
  2. Cut the fresh pineapple into chunks if you are using this instead of a canned one.
  3. Make holes in the pizza dough with the use of the fork.
  4. Spread the Filipino Style Del Monte tomato sauce on the flattened dough.
  5. Add the basil, oregano and salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Then add the sliced round tomatoes on top of it.
  7. Arrange the sliced hotdogs and beef loaf on the dough.
  8. Add the pineapple chunks on top.
  9. Arrange the grated cheese as the last and bake in the oven for about 25 minutes at 220°C. The minutes of baking depends on the kind of oven you are using.
  10. Enjoy this pizza with a glas of red wine. Bon Apetit!


1. Use fresh herbs if possible as they are much better than the dried ones. You can also use dried pizza spices.

2. You don´t have to use Del Monte brand of tomato sauce. Any tomato sauce will do as long as it´s in good quality.

3. If possible use fresh pineapple for this recipe.

4. You can use garlic and onions for the pizza sauce if you wish.

5. You can use any kind of cheese like Gouda, Mozzarella or Eden cheese when you are living in the Philippines.

6. You can bake this into 3-4 rounds of pizzas instead of baking in an oven tray.

7. Baking this pizza in an oven tray is not only good when you plan to have kids birthday party but it´s also good when you have a family bonding or your friends come to visit you at home.

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Baking this pizza was fun although I have baked this just 6 times. It was not the first time that I have made this pizza dough as this was my basic dough in making Italian tuna or salami pizza. I was always successful in baking this Filipino style of pizza that I thought I would like to share it with you. This pizza has a thick crust but soft inside. It´s just the way I like it.

Visual Aid

Below are 2 You Tube videos I have used to give you a helpful visual aid on how you can make your own pizza at home. I hope it will help. Good luck!

How To Make Pizza Dough

Homemade Pizza Video

© 2014 Thelma Alberts


Thelma Alberts (author) from Germany on October 17, 2016:

Hi UmairGhufran,

Thanks for stopping by. Have a nice day.

Muhammad Umair Ghufran from Sargodha,Pakistan on October 14, 2016:

Hi Rache

This is great Post thanks for sharing

Thelma Alberts (author) from Germany on March 26, 2015:

Hi Rachel! Me too but I could not as it might make me sick. LOL! Beef loaf is a Filipino sausage. You can use any kinds of sausage you want. Choriso, a Spanish sausage can be a substitute to it but sometimes I used salami. The taste is also good. I am not fond of sweet sauce too when making my pizza. I prefer the authentic Italian one. Thanks for your comment. Have a nice day!

Rachel L Alba from Every Day Cooking and Baking on March 26, 2015:

Hi Thelma, I could eat pizza every day of my life. This pizza looks awesome. I'm not sure what beef loaf is though, do you get it in the deli with the lunch meats? Also, I am not too fond of sweet sauce, but otherwise I would really love this pizza. I also like a thicker pizza like this one, I love biting into the thick pizza crust. Thanks for sharing this type of pizza.

Blessings to you.

Thelma Alberts (author) from Germany on March 25, 2015:

Hi Patricia! I´m glad you love pizza, too. I hope you will try this recipe. Thanks for your comment and for pinning this and sharing this hub to others. Angels are on your way, too. God bless you. Take care.

Thelma Alberts (author) from Germany on March 25, 2015:

Hi Paul! I am glad to hear about that. 30 years ago, pizza was not yet popular in the Philippines. In fact 34 years ago, I have learned about it and have eaten my first pizza here in Germany made by an Italian in an Italian restaurant. Thanks for your vote and for sharing this hub to others. Happy a nice week.

Patricia Scott from North Central Florida on March 24, 2015:

Thelma This looks divine. Who does not love pizza? One thing I like about it is that we can make it so many ways. I will have to give this a try.

Angels are on the way to you this morning

Pinned to Awesome HubPages and shared

Paul Richard Kuehn from Udorn City, Thailand on March 24, 2015:

I have always enjoyed pizza, and actually remember eating this kind of pizza 30 years ago when I lived in Taiwan for a year with my family. We had a Filipina maid for a short period of time, and I recall that on one occasion she made a pizza similar to the one in this hub for our enjoyment. Voted up and sharing with HP followers and on FB.

Thelma Alberts (author) from Germany on January 31, 2015:

You are very welcome Rachel L.Alba. Yes, that was indeed a good idea that I have thought about it. I hope you will love it. Thanks for your comment. Happy weekend!

Rachel L Alba from Every Day Cooking and Baking on January 30, 2015:

Three foods I love, hamburgs, hot dogs and pizza. Who would have thought to combine them. Great idea. I will have to try this for my family. Thanks for the recipe.

Thelma Alberts (author) from Germany on January 30, 2015:

Yes, it was a very tasty Filipino style pizza when I made this for writing my hub. Thanks for your visit colorfulone. Happy weekend!

Susie Lehto from Minnesota on January 30, 2015:

Thelma, that looks like a very tasty pizza, Fillipino style. I'm so glad I just had bunch, otherwise my tummy would be doing flip flops about now.

Thelma Alberts (author) from Germany on January 21, 2015:

Thanks very much ChitrangadaSharan for your wonderful comment. I hope you will try this. Have a nice day. Good night!

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on January 21, 2015:

This looks yummy and you presented it so well. Its interesting to know how Filipino style pizza is prepared.

My family loves eating pizzas, especially on weekends. Would love to try this version.

Thanks and voted up!

Thelma Alberts (author) from Germany on December 20, 2014:

Hi peachpurple,

I am hungry too looking at this photo. LOL! If you have no canned tomatoes you can make your own tomato sauce. That is if you have tomatoes. Ah, wait. Why not try catchup? Spread on the dough. I think it will do.

I have tried putting catchup on a slice of bread and spread it in that bread as a mini pizza and it was yummy . Advance Merry Christmas and a happy New Year 2015.

Thelma Alberts (author) from Germany on December 20, 2014:

Hi Au fait,

No, the hotdogs are not spicy. Those were the Filipino hotdogs Filipino kids love to eat. I have tried making this with choriso, a spanish sausage and it was delicious, too.

Thank you for your wonderful comment and for sharing this to others. Good luck to your food adventure. Merry Christmas and a happy New Year 2015 in advance. Take care.

peachy from Home Sweet Home on December 19, 2014:


you pizza is making me hungry. Gonna make them tomorrow. But i don't have tomato sauce. What else can i use as the sauce?

C E Clark from North Texas on December 18, 2014:

Are those red hotdogs you mention here spicy? This looks interesting and I like to try new foods like this. Something a little different and being Filipino makes it all the more intriguing. I really enjoy your hubs where you share recipes and traditions of the Philippines. Sharing this with followers in case some of them are like me and love the adventure of trying new foods.

Thelma Alberts (author) from Germany on November 28, 2014:

Hi Susan Recipes,

Thank you for your visit. Please try this recipe and I hope you like it. Happy weekend!

Susan from India on November 27, 2014:

I have never tried a Filipino recipe before so thanks for sharing this recipe. Voted up.

Thelma Alberts (author) from Germany on November 24, 2014:

You don´t have to put pineapple in this pizza if you don´t like. You can substitute it with any other food. Thanks for your comment poetryman6969

poetryman6969 on November 17, 2014:

I don't really care for pineapple on a pizza but the dogs sound intriguing.

Thelma Alberts (author) from Germany on October 07, 2014:

Yes, it is indeed a very different style of pizza. Thank you very much Audrey. Have a nice day!

Audrey Howitt from California on October 07, 2014:

Such a different style pizza! Thank you for sharing this!

Thelma Alberts (author) from Germany on September 12, 2014:

Hi Susan Day!

Thank you very much for your wonderful comment. I hope you will try this recipe. Happy weekend!

Suzanne Day from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia on September 10, 2014:

This is great and I love your photo! Thank you for explaining what Filipino pizza tastes like and what to expect with the sweeter flavour. Voted interesting!

Thelma Alberts (author) from Germany on August 04, 2014:

Thank you Pamela Bush. I hope you will like this food. Good luck to this challenge. Have a nice day!

howtopam from Alberta, Canada on August 03, 2014:

That looks Scrumptious!

I love the challenge of making a new dish. I will give your recipe an attempt.

Thank you &ThelmaAlberts for posting it.

Thelma Alberts (author) from Germany on June 29, 2014:

Thank you IndependentMind. I hope you´ll like this food. Your comment is highly appreciate. Have a nice day!

David Riley from Florida on June 24, 2014:

voted up and awesome. I love to cook (instead of buying foods prepared with unhealthy stuff in them) and trying new recipes. I will surely make this one. It sounds delicious.

I have bookmarked and saved this article for future references. Thanks for sharing.

Thelma Alberts (author) from Germany on May 08, 2014:

Hi Victoria Lynn!

Yes, it´s a ground beef loaf which is canned here in the Philippines. When I´m in Germany I usually used sliced beef burger or corned beef instead. I hope you´ll try this. Thanks for dropping by. Have a nice day!

Victoria Lynn from Arkansas, USA on May 08, 2014:

This certainly looks interesting. I love anything pizza and would be willing to try this. What is beef loaf? I'm not sure I can find it. Would that be like ground beef?

Thelma Alberts (author) from Germany on May 08, 2014:

Thank you for your nice comment midget38. I appreciate that. I hope you´ll try this recipe. Have a nice day! Take care.

Michelle Liew from Singapore on May 08, 2014:

Ok, you're making me officially hungry. A talented chef you are! Sharing, Thelma.

Thelma Alberts (author) from Germany on April 21, 2014:

I hope you will like this too Prasetio. Thanks for your visit. I appreciate that.

prasetio30 from malang-indonesia on April 12, 2014:'s great and delicious. I got new recipe here and I'll share with my mom. I believe that she'll like it. Thanks for writing. Voted up and YUMMY :-)


Thelma Alberts (author) from Germany on April 12, 2014:

Thank you randomcreative for your nice comment. I hope you´ll try this. Enjoy your weekend and stay healthy.

Thelma Alberts (author) from Germany on April 12, 2014:

You are very welcome ignugent17. Have a wonderful day, too.

Thelma Alberts (author) from Germany on April 12, 2014:

Thank you Nell for your nice comment and for the share. You can use your pork sausage there as an alternative of hotdog if you want to. Have a lovely weekend!

Rose Clearfield from Milwaukee, Wisconsin on April 10, 2014:

I have never had Filipino style pizza, but I'm intrigued now! Thanks for sharing. Great directions as always.

ignugent17 on April 10, 2014:

Thanks for sharing your recipe Thelma. I might try to do it.

Have a wonderful day! :-)

Nell Rose from England on April 10, 2014:

That sounds really tasty Thelma, I love learning different ways to make traditional foods, this is a must! thanks! Voted up and shared! nell

Thelma Alberts (author) from Germany on March 31, 2014:

Thank you TurtleDog. Yes, it´s yummy. I hope you´ll give this a try. Have a great week!

Thelma Alberts (author) from Germany on March 31, 2014:

Thank you DDE for your stopping by and I hope you´ll try this recipe one day. Making the dough is very simple. Have a nice day!

Thelma Alberts (author) from Germany on March 31, 2014:

I´m sure you love this pizza Janet and that you had great times spending your holidays in the Philippines. Thanks for dropping by. I appreciate that. Have a nice day!

Thelma Alberts (author) from Germany on March 31, 2014:

Thank y MsDora for your nice comment. I hope you´ll try this. Have a great week!

TurtleDog on March 31, 2014:

I love it! You really start from the beginning with the dough. Looks yummy for sure. Great stuff. Up and awesome!

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on March 30, 2014:

Great recipe and I like the way to dough turned I try making pizzas and have not been so successful the dough needs to be properly tried and your ideas sounds so helpful.

Janet Giessl from Georgia country on March 30, 2014:

Thank you for sharing this great and yummy recipe. I ate Filipino style pizza in my childhood when we were in the Philippines. I love pizza.

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on March 30, 2014:

Thank you for introducing this kind of pizza. It looks interesting and you give good instructions.

Thelma Alberts (author) from Germany on March 30, 2014:

Hi rebeccamealey! You can use another kind of meat instead of beef loaf. Thanks for your dropping by. Have a lovely week!

Thelma Alberts (author) from Germany on March 30, 2014:

Hi vocalcoach! Yes, of course you can substitute the hotdogs and beef loaf with any kinds of vegetables. Thanks for your stopping by. Have a nice week ahead.

Thelma Alberts (author) from Germany on March 30, 2014:

Hi ologsinquito! Thank you for your visit and for your nice comment. I apreciate that. Have a great sunday and a new week ahead.

Rebecca Mealey from Northeastern Georgia, USA on March 29, 2014:

Sounds and looks great. I don't think I have ever seen beef loaf. But I'll certainly look!

Audrey Hunt from Pahrump NV on March 29, 2014:

Delicious! I would skip the hot dog/beef only because I'm a vegetarian. But I can add other veggies. Great instruction and photos. Thanks so much!

ologsinquito from USA on March 29, 2014:

I enjoy all kinds of ethnic cuisines, but I've never had food from the Philippines. This was interesting.

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