October 30, 2012
Cheese Steak Pizza
Like cheese steak sandwiches? Like Pizza? Why not combine the two? This pizza is the perfect marriage of cheese steak and pizza in one hot, bubbly, heavenly pie. What not to like about that?
What You'll Need for the Pizza Dough:
1 cup of warm water (Note: You might need a bit more water later to help the dough form depending on humidity and such.)
1 tablespoon of organic cane sugar
1 tablespoon of yeast
3 cups of all-purpose unbleached flour
1 teaspoon of sea salt
3 teaspoons of pizza dough flavor (optional)
1 to 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
Make dough 1 and 1/2 hours before you need the pizza.
Measure 2 cups of warm water and add sugar and yeast. Stir to mix and let sit for 5 minutes or so until foamy.
In a large bowl (preferable glass) stir together flour, sea salt and pizza dough flavor until well mixed. Add olive oil and water and stir until dough forms. If you need to add a bit more water add it a tablespoon at a time until all the flour is incorporated in the dough.
Dust counter with flour and knead dough for a minute or so until springy. Place back in the bowl you mixed it in and let dough sit for 1 hour.
After the hour the dough is ready to use. You can also freeze this dough for use later and when you're ready to use it, thaw and let come to room temperature to use then.
What You'll Need for the Pizza:
Pizza dough (see above)
2 large steaks, cut of your choice, cooked to the level you like (Note: I'm a medium rare sort of girl.)
1 red onion, cut into strips
1 small package of mushrooms, sliced (Note: You can use button or baby bella, or whatever kind you prefer or a mix of different kinds.)
Extra virgin olive oil
Pizza seasoning or dried herbs like oregano and/or basil
Preheat oven to 425 F.
First cook you steaks the way you like. When you bake the pizza the sliced steak will cook through, but it's fine to start from whatever stage you like. This is also perfect for left over steak. Cut steak into strips and set aside.
Cut onion in to strips in a little extra virgin olive oil and saute until tender. Set aside.
Slice mushrooms and also saute until tender. You can do this in the same pan you used for your onions to keep the level of dirty dishes down. Also set aside.
Spread dough out on to a pizza pan that has been very lightly oiled with olive oil. Top dough with a solid layer of provolone. Next top with steak, then onions, and then mushrooms. Sprinkle mozzarella over the top of the pizza and then sprinkle with pizza seasoning or dried herbs.
Bake pizza in your preheated oven for 12-15 minutes or until crust is lightly browned. Remove from oven and let sit for 5-10 minutes before serving.
Notes: You could also add sauteed peppers to the pizza if you liked, as well as Parmesan.
Posted by Dianne at October 30, 2012 3:23 PM
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