Steakhouse Pizza: The lazy girl version

I previously posted a blog called Modern-day Farmers: Breaking the Stereotype and it got my wheels a turnin’. The post was about how today’s farmers have various hobbies and interests other than farming. I happen to be one of those farmers with other interests. In fact, when I am not farming, I enjoy cooking, getting my craft on, going to country concerts and hanging out with my favorite people. I want to begin blogging about my other interests and hopefully reach a new and different audience. I hope to share recipes, new ideas as well as all things farm related. With that being said, I have a super awesome recipe to share with you!

Steakhouse Pizza: The lazy girl version
The original recipe, Steakhouse Pizza, can be found in the Pioneer Woman’s cookbook. In my opinion, her recipe is a bit time consuming and is enough to feed an army, so I tweaked it to my liking. Here is what you need:

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  • Pizza crust
  • Balsamic Vinegar
  • Red onion
  • Sliced mushrooms
  • 8 oz. of tomato sauce
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Mozzarella cheese
  • 12 oz. steak (give or take)

The Pioneer Woman makes her own pizza crust and grills up a giant steak just prior to assembling this pizza.  Well, ain’t nobody got time for that.  In the lazy girl version, we are buying pizza crust and using pre-cooked steak.  Any pizza crust will do, as long as it is thick.  When I make steakhouse pizza it is usually when we had steak a couple of nights prior and have leftovers.  Buying pizza crust and having steak that is ready to go makes this recipe a breeze.  Okay, let’s get started!

Disclaimer: Sautéing the onion will make your house smell like a Mexican restaurant.  Open a window.

Step 1:  Mix a drink.  You can’t cook without a drink.

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Step 2: Slice the steak and onion into thin strips.  Also, prepare your pan and crust at this time.  Set your oven to 400 degrees or to whatever temperature your crust suggests.

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Step 3: Add 2 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar, a tablespoon of olive oil and the sliced onion to a large skillet.  Sautee on Medium-High heat until tender.

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Step 4: While your onions are sautéing, prepare the sauce.  Mix the tomato sauce with 1-2 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar.  I also like to mix in a bit of steak sauce or BBQ sauce.

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Step 5:  Your onions probably aren’t done yet, so take a sip of your drink or mix another if needed.

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Step 6: Assemble the pizza beginning with the sauce.  Put all of it or just some of it on, whatever you prefer.  Next, put a layer of mozzarella on followed by the steak strips, mushrooms and sautéed onions.  After you have all the good stuff on, top it with a layer of parmesan cheese.  Don’t be shy, I have never heard anyone say, “This has too much cheese”.

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Stick her in the oven for about 15 minutes or until golden brown.  After you take it out, top it with some steak sauce; its delish.  Now, here is the tricky part…let it cool.  I have yet to master this step, I always end up getting after it and burning my mouth.

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There ya have it folks, Steakhouse Pizza.  My first food blog, hot dang.  Hope you enjoy it!

Cooking is hard work

Cooking is hard work

 

 

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