Recipe for Steak and Cheese Pizza and Hawaiian Pizza.If you know anything about Salvadorans, you probably know that they like their pizza. But really, who on this planet doesn't like a good slice of pizza anyway? I am up for a tasty piece of pizza whenever, just the smell gets me salivating. The pizza that I make consists of my husband's two favorite toppings - steak & cheese and ham & pineapple. Not the easiest two toppings to make, but in his opinion, the very best ones. I divide the pizza into two and put the two types of toppings on their own half. If you have kids, this helps to ensure that everyone will get a topping they like.
Despite the fact that pizza is no doubt a whole lot of trouble to make, sometimes my household is just in dire need of a switch up from our usual dinner food.
Here is a picture of what a typical Saturday evening dinner looks like in my house, just so you can see what I am up against on a daily basis as a naturally inclined baker:
Put all ingredients into the bread machine in the proper order and set machine to the dough cycle.
When done, put dough on floured surface and knead for few minutes, adding more flour if needed.
Then let dough sit in a covered, greased bowl for at least half-an-hour before rolling it out and topping it.
Needless to say, my husband doesn't joke around when it comes to his meat. You can see that my desserts must be very good for my husband to even consider saving room for something that is not meat!
But even he needs a break from his usual meat sometimes, and that's why I decided to make some pizza tonight. I add sauteed red onion and green bell pepper to both toppings and I add fresh pineapple slices to the ham topping. I use a bread machine to mix the pizza dough but you can easily make this by hand as well.
Pizza Crust Ingredients:
3 to 3 1/2 cups all purpose white flour
1 tbsp. manteca (can use oil if don't have any)
1 cup lukewarm water
2 tbsp sugar
1.5 tsp. yeast
1 tbsp. oregano
1 tsp. salt
1 green bell pepper- Sauteed
1 red onion - Sauteed1/2 cup pineapple chunks for ham topping
2 slices of cut up ham (can be sandwich ham or regular ham)
4 slices of very thin sandwich steak, seasoned with garlic salt and pepper and sauteed in butter until done
Steak and cheese sauce (recipe below).
Tomato sauce (recipe below)
Steak and Cheese Sauce:
1.5 cups milk
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
2 tbsp. Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/2 tsp. white pepper
1/4 tsp. garlic salt
1 tbsp. butter
1tbsp. oil (any kind will do, I use vegetable)
- Heat milk, butter, oil, and season in a medium sized skillet on medium.
- When warmish-hot, add in cheese.
- Then add in flour and stir quickly to dissolve bumps.
- Once all bumps have dissolved, remove from heat and pour into a new container to cool.
Tomato Sauce Ingredients:
1 plum tomato
1/4 white onion
1 tbsp. oregano
1 tbsp. olive oil
1/4 cup store bought tomato sauce
To Bake Pizza:
- Roll out pizza dough into a thin circle and place onto pizza pan, dusting the bottom with a little cornmeal if desired.
- Pour olive oil on top of dough and then pour the two sauces on each half.
- Top with toppings and bake in oven at 500 degrees for 8-10 minutes or until cheese is melted and just started to get golden.
- Remove from oven and place pan on wire wrack to cool.
by Steak & Cheese & Hawaiian Homemade Pizza.