Sunday, May 15, 2005

Cheese Steak Pizza

Cheese Steak Pizza (Adapted from Canadian Living)

2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
3/4 cup chopped red bell pepper
1/2 cup thinly sliced onion
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon dried oregano
12 or 16 ounces prepared whole-wheat pizza dough (I used our favorite recipe)
cornmeal, for dusting
1/2 cup pizza sauce
6 ounces (1 1/2 cups) shredded provolone cheese, divided
1 cup thinly sliced cooked roast beef, cut into strips

Preheat oven to 450 degrees with a pizza stone placed on the lowest rack.

In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat - add red pepper and onion - cook until the onion is lightly golden, about 5 minutes. Stir in garlic - season with basil, salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste. Cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 1 minute. Remove from the heat and set aside.

Sprinkle enough cornmeal to slightly cover a pizza peel. Stretch and roll out dough to a rough 12" circle on a lightly floured surface - transfer to the cornmeal-dusted peel. Spread top of dough with sauce, leaving a 1/2" border around the edges. Scatter half of the cheese on top. Spoon vegetable mixture over top. Arrange sliced beef over the vegetables and top with remaining cheese.

Slide pizza onto the stone and bake until the crust is golden and the cheese has melted, about 12 to 15 minutes. Remove and let cool slightly before serving.

Makes about 4 to 6 servings.

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  1. Yum.

    What kind of roast beef did you use?
    (ie - leftovers, store bought, etc)

  2. McRee's - we just used some deli roast beef we picked up at the market.