Steak pizza

What do you do when you come home from work exhausted, go through your fridge to find left over steak from making steak salad, pepper and pizza dough?

You make steak pizza

That is how this Scrumptious pizza came to be, it was one of the rare occasions I loved having left overs. The combination of the spicy steak, sautéed mushrooms and melted cheese was H.E.A.V.E.N.L.Y. Kind of  cheese steak sandwich meets pizza 🙂

 

Steak Pizza

1 pizza crust (my go to recipe for crust is here)

Tomato  garlic sauce

1/2 cup sun dried tomatoes chopped

1 clove garlic

3-4  leaves basil

Steak

1 slice steak

Spice rub

1 tablespoon paprika

2 teaspoons black pepper

1 1/2 teaspoons salt

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1/2 teaspoon dried oregano

1/2 teaspoon dried thyme

 

Topping

1/2 can mushrooms

Red onion cut into strips

Drizzle of olive oil

1/2 teaspoon paprika

1/2 teaspoon dried oregano

1/2 teaspoon dried basil

Red and green pepper cut into slices

mozzarella cheese

Prepare the steak

In another bowl mix the ingredients of the spice rub then spread them in a plate

Coat both sides of the steak with the spice rub

Spray a pan with cooking oil or melt some butter in it (depending on how tight your jeans fit you) and put it on medium high heat

When the pan is hot place your steak in the pan for 2 minutes on each side or as long as it takes to get golden brown.

I like cooking my steak until it is done (horrible I know) so I finish cooking it for 10-15 minutes in the oven but that is entirely optional.

Allow the steak to rest covered in aluminum foil (this allows the fluids to redistribute in the meat)

Tomato garlic sauce

If you are using sundried tomatoes packed in oil, drain them from the oil and chop them (reserve the oil)

If you are using the dry ones, soak them in some hot water for 10 minutes before chopping them

Pulse the tomatoes, garlic , basil with some of the oil you saved until you get  a smooth paste

Make the pizza:

Preheat the oven to 270  C (or as high as your oven will go). 

Oil your pan and sprinkle it with some whole wheat flour (I use whole wheat because it absorbs moisture and makes sure you get a crunchy crust)

On a floured surface roll out the dough then transfer it to the pan

With your fingers make dimples in the top leaving a 2 cm margin (these dimples insure that the dough wont rise too much )

Cover with a clean cloth and set aside.

Prepare the topping

In a pan saute the onions for 2 minutes, add the mushrooms, paprika, basil and oregano, cook for 5-7 minutes.

Allow to cool

Assemble the pizza

Spread the sun-dried tomato and garlic paste evenly over the shaped dough leaving 2 cm bare border and sprinkle the mozzarella cheese .

Sprinkle with steak slices, pepper, mushroom and onions

Top with mozzarella

Brush edges with olive oil

Bake the pizza for 8-10 minutes until the crust is puffed and golden brown, and the cheese bubbles.

Place under the broiler for 2 minutes.

 

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