Friday, March 12, 2010

Cheesesteak Pizza

Pizza + Cheesesteak = Fun! Now there's an equation you don't learn in school. I am posting this mostly as a illustration of using my semolina pizza crust  to make a giant sheet-style pizza. This has a pretty thick crust and features a good amount of sauce, steak and grilled peppers and onion. Good stuff and just a bit different from you standard pizza toppings.

Here's what you need:

Semolina Pizza Crust
1 lb steak
1 medium onion
1 small green bell pepper
8 oz pizza sauce
1 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese (not the kind in a can)
salt, pepper, olive oil, cornmeal, butter to fry in

Preheat your oven to 500 degrees Fahrenheit.

Make up the crust only instead of splitting it into two sections once it's done rising, roll it out on a cookie sheet grease w/ olive oil. I like to lift up the edges and sprinkle some cornmeal underneath there too. Poke some holes in it when you're done.

Leave this to rise an additional twenty to thirty minutes or so. While it's rising, you are gonna wanna sprinkle both sides of of two thin steaks and fry them up in butter. Just give them like two or three minutes on a side. Don't worry if they are a little rare. It'll cook in the oven. Chop 'em up into bite sized pieces.

Once this is done, chop up an onion and a green pepper and fry those in what's left in the pan after you cooked the steaks. Add some salt and pepper here too. The salt, especially, helps the onions to caramelize a little.

Spread some pizza sauce over your crust and then sprinkle the steak, onions and peppers evenly over the top and cover w/ about a cup and a quarter of Parmesan cheese. I like Parmesan as it's got a strong enough flavor to compete w/ the steak and melts nicely. Sprinkle w/ some salt, pepper and basil.

Cook this at 500 degrees Fahrenheit or until the cheese is nice and brown. Cut into slices and serve. This is kind of a sloppy pizza w/ all the big chunks of stuff.

The olive oil really helps the crust to brown nicely too:

This stuff is really good cold the next day too. I am eating some right now as I type this. If you are eating pizza, cold or otherwise, let us know about it in the comments!

1 comment:

  1. Tommel really likes it if you put cornmeal under your pizza crust, but he does not like non-traditional pizzas. It looks good though! Once I get an oven I'm going to try it.