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Steak & Cheese & Hawaiian Homemade Pizza

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:

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.

Homemade Pizza:

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


  • 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.

  • Topping Ingredients:

    1 green bell pepper- Sauteed
    1 red onion - Sauteed
    1/2 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


  • Mix all ingredients in a food processor or blender until well combined and set aside.

  • 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.
    Buen Provecho!



      Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. said...

      These look delicious! I often do two-for-one pizzas since my husband likes a lot of meat on his and I tend to be more of a veggie girl! But, I guess that's not really two-for-one, LOL!

      Shirley said...

      Great blog! Thanks for following me. All those pictures are really making me hungry. Following you too. Keep in touch!

      Kim @ Foodin New ENgland said...

      I love pizza of all types. This looks good enough for breakfast right now!!

      vincent said...
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      Amy said...

      If I weren't a vegetarian I would be all over this haha :)! It looks so incredibly good, home made is always best :)!

      Anonymous said...

      Hola! Mi esposo es de panama, pero le encanta la comida salvadoreña. Me puedes decir como se hace las tortillas? Soy italiana y necesito mucha ayuda con la cocina latina. Muchísimas gracias =)

      La Cipota said...

      Saludos Anonymous! The making of tortillas is a subject near and dear to my own heart, as I struggled for years to make these things like the pros!

      They seem so easy to make and require so little ingredients, and yet they are so hard to perfect!! The making of a perfect tortilla has to do with getting the right balance of water and masa. Once you make them enough times you will be able to just pour in flour and water until you can tell the proportions are right. But for beginners, here's my recipe for the right quantities!

      Follow this recipe and you will get used to what the dough should feel like and you'll be able to make them without measuring before you know it.

      Receta para Tortillas de Maiz (hecho a mano):


      -3 cups of Instant Corn Flour ("harina de maiz" yo uso el tipo "Masa Brosa")
      -5 cups of tap water (augua tibia - lukewarm temperature)
      -1 tsp. of baking powder (polvo hornear - this helps tortillas rise)


      -Add flour and baking powder into a large bowl.
      -Add 4 1/2 cups of lukewarm water and scrunch mixture thoroughly with your hands until all combined.
      -Add the remaining 1/2 cup of water and mix masa again with your hands. Your goal is to have a very saturated dough but dry enough that you will be able to make balls out of it without it falling apart.
      -Once masa is completely mixed, heat three large skillets on high/medium high
      -Begin to form dough balls out of your masa.
      -Then take these dough balls, put them between two small plastic baggies, and using a clear small plate, press down on the masa ball so that it becomes flat like a pancake.
      -Remove masa pancake from between the two plastic baggies and place onto the hot skillet.
      -Repeat process until all of the masa has been used up.
      -Cook the each side of the masa for about 1-2 minutes.
      -Let tortillas cool on wire wracks.

      I wish you the best of luck and know you will be a tortilla making pro very soon! I will do a post on how to make tortillas de maiz today so you can visually see how it is done.


      Anonymous said...

      hola me puedes ayudar con la receta de las tortas de maiz porfavor para hoy si lo puedes hacer gracias

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