It’s time for another edition of “Faux Bar Food Friday!” Get excited. No really, are you excited yet?
I’m sure a lot of people will be gathering at their local watering hole for a cold beverage (or 2 – hey, I don’t judge) this weekend for one of several reasons:
A) It’s the weekend. Duh.
B) St. Patrick’s Day. Green beer. Good luck. And kissing for various reasons, like being Irish. Kiss me, I cook. Pucker up hubby! 😉
C) Um, March Madness? (Go Tigers Go!)
D) Spring Break ending or beginning. In which case I hate you because you still have spring break. Not really…more like I’m really jealous.
E) All of the above. Which really makes me miss my last spring break…a week during which a small group of my fellow classmates were surprisingly studious, but still managed to forge some great friendships over classwork, college basketball and cold beer. Ah, the good ol’ days.
Regardless of which category you fall into – and even if you decide to hang out in the comfort of your own home – you gotta eat, right?
So I think you should make a delicious and very filling pizza. Because I care about you. And because well, it’s just so darn good! We’ve surpassed the traditional sauce and pepperoni pizza. I throw on steak sauce. And, um, steak. And vegetables – because they make this “healthy”. And of course, cheese. Even my cheese-loathing sister might approve of this recipe.
Do yourself a favor and make plans to throw this one together. There are many things you might regret while enjoying spring break, St. Patty’s or hours of watching basketball in a bar…but at least this recipe is one thing you can look back on with pride.
Cheese Steak Pizza (serves 2)
3/4 cup white whole-wheat flour
1/2 Tbsp. olive oil
1/2 Tbsp. honey
1 tsp. salt
1/4 cup warm water
1/2 tsp. dry active yeast
Mix together flour and salt in a medium bowl. Pour warm water in a small bowl. Add olive oil, yeast and honey and whisk with a fork. Let sit 7-10 minutes until “foamy.” Add liquid to flour and mix until combined. Cover and let rest in a warm area to rise, usually 1-2 hours.
Cheese Steak Topping
6 oz. tenderized cube steak (it has the “lines” in it)
1 1/2 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. black pepper
1 bell pepper, sliced
1/2 small onion, sliced
Steak Sauce (I used A1)
5 slices reduced-fat Provolone cheese
1/2 cup fat-free mozzarella cheese, shredded
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Heat your skillet to medium and add Worcestershire sauce. Slice your steak along the lines.
Add steak to hot skillet with salt and pepper. Cook 2-3 minutes and flip.
Add your sliced bell peppers and onions. Saute with steak for 5-7 minutes until vegetables are tender and steak is cooked through.
Roll out your pizza dough and stretch out onto a lightly greased pan.
Add 4 tablespoons of steak sauce and use a spoon to spread out evenly on the pizza crust. (I also sprayed my crust with a little olive oil and sprinkled with garlic salt before adding the sauce.)
Then, add your steak and vegetables.
Take your slices of provolone cheese and arrange on top, covering as much surface area as you can.
Fill in the gaps with your shredded mozzarella.
Cook pizza for 15-20 minutes until crust is crispy and cheese has melted.
Slice, serve and enjoy! It’s the weekend after all, and we all have a reason to celebrate!
Happy Friday everybody!