Meat Lover’s Pizza

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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.

dough for pizza crust

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

dough for homemade pizza crust

Punch down the dough, and form a tight ball. 

pizza dough in pan
ball of yeasted dough

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

unbaked pizza crust

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.  

assembling homemade meat lover\'s pizza

 

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!

bacon, sausage and ground beef pizza toppings
pepperoni slices and black olives

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

homemade pizza crust without toppings
pizza sauce on crust

Then lay out your toppings.

assembling the perfect pizza
pepperoni pizza with black olives, close up
pizza with sausage and ground beef, ready to bake
meat lover\'s pizza, ready to slice
meat toppings for pizza

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

unbaked pizza

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.

homemade pizza with meat and cheese

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

12 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

  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.

  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

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

  5. 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!

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

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