Friday, July 1, 2011

Meat Lover's Pizza


This is the best pizza I have ever made!!!  The crust needs a little more flavor, but the texture was fantastic.  I would add garlic and Parmesan next time I make it and brush the crust with butter.
Meat Lover's Pizza
Jay's Signature Pizza Crust - Allrecipes.com
5 links cooked pork sausage - remove 3 links from casing and crumble before cooking
15-20 slices pepperoni
2-4 Baked Meatballs
4 slices cooked bacon
black olives, sliced
Oven Roasted Tomato Sauce

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Jay's Signature Pizza Crust - Allrecipes.com
2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast
1 teaspoon brown sugar
1 1/2 cups warm water
1 teaspoon kosher salt
2 tablespoons olive oil
3 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons corn meal
In a large bowl, dissolve the yeast and brown sugar in the water, and let sit for 10 minutes.  Stir the salt and oil into the yeast solution. Mix in 2 1/2 cups of the flour. Turn dough out onto a clean, well floured surface, and knead in more flour until the dough is no longer sticky. Place the dough into a well oiled bowl, and cover with a cloth.


Let the dough rise until double; this should take about 1 hour. 


Punch down the dough, and form a tight ball. 



Allow the dough to relax for a minute before rolling out. 

If you are not an experienced pizza tosser, feel free to roll your dough out with a rolling pin.  Keep in mind it will stretch when you pick it up, so make it a little smaller than you need it.

Preheat oven to 425°. Prepare pizza pan by sprinkling corn meal on it.  Place pizza dough on pan and let the dough rise for 15 or 20 minutes.  

 

Bake pizza dough in preheated oven, until the crust starts to brown.   About 10 minutes.

Choose your toppings. Mr. W is quite the meat lover so I chose sausage crumbles, sausage slices, pepperoni, meatball, bacon and black olives.  I have to give him all the decorating credit.  He went to town with the toppings I had laid out and had so much fun doing it.  He enjoyed it so much that he even took the pictures for me while I tended to Em.  Thank you Mr. W!


Remove from oven and cover pizza dough with tomato sauce, keep 1/2" from edge of pizza.


Then lay out your toppings.




And finally add the cheese.  As much as you like.  This is your pizza after all.


Put pizza in the oven and bake for 5-10 minutes, until top of pizza is golden brown.

Remove pizza from oven and try to restrain yourself.  You should cut it and try not to eat the whole thing.

We had one piece each, it is so big and delicious.  I really wanted more.  This is a fabulous special occasion pizza!!!  Now, back to some healthier food as my jeans are getting tighter.

Click here for a printable version of this recipe - The Slow Roasted Italian.com

11 comments:

  1. Wow, Donna - this looks just amazing! We never tire of pizza and I can always use another recipe! This one definitely looks like a "man's" pizza although I think I would enjoy it just as much as my husband!!
    Thanks, Chris

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  2. I am always on the look-out for the perfect pizza dough recipe - I will have to try this one! I like the addition of brown sugar.

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  3. Oh girl, you had me at meat! We are a meat lover, supreme pizza kind of family and this pizza looks amazing. Oh I can just taste it now- that sweet sausage and that sauce! Amazing

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  4. oh my, I just ate some meatlovers. This looks fantastic.

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  5. Your pizza dough looks picture perfect!

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  6. Oh, wow! This looks like it came from a pizzeria! Gorgeous and cheesy...mmmmmmmmmm.

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  7. This is absolutley going to be a new favorite in our house - thank you!
    Mary

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  8. Okay, first off, I've been wanting to comment on your blog FOREVER, since you've been so sweet commenting on mine. But I was having trouble with Blogger and blogs that don't allow anonymous comments. Weird, since I have a blogger blog myself, but true. So I finally switched to Firefox as a browser and my Blogger issues are resolved. YAY!
    I'm a meatlover, count me in for this pizza. I will have to come up with a low carb crust though!

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  9. This pizza looks utterly delicious! I love all your step by step photos! What a lovely blog you have!

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  10. Hi there! Found you through another blog (I can't remember which lol) and I have to say, this looks fantastic!

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  11. That looks so good!
    the topping is really out of this world

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