Monday, February 18, 2008

Deep Dish All-American Pizza


Sauce:

1 pound lean ground beef
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped green pepper
1 cup ketchup
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon dry mustard
1 teaspoon garlic salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Crust:

3 to 31/2 cups all-purpose flour, divided
1 package RED STAR Active Dry Yeast or Quick Rise Yeast
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 cup warm water
3 TBS oil

Toppings:

1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
1/2 cup of olives
2 cups (8 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese

Preheat oven 425

Cook and stir beef, onion and green pepper in skillet until meat is lightly browned: drain if necessary. Add ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, garlic salt, and black pepper. Simmer 15 minutes.

In large mixer bowl, combine 1 1/2 cups flour yeast and salt: mix well. Add very warm water (120 to 130 F) and oil to flour mixture. Blend at low speed until moistened: beat 3 minutes at medium speed. Gradually stir in enough remaining flour to make a firm dough.

Knead 3 to 5 minutes on floured surface. Lightly flour surface and roll dough into 16 inch circle or 15 X 11 inch rectangle. Place in greased 14 inch round deep dish pizza pan or 13 X 9 inch baking pan, pushing dough halfway up sides of pan. Cover; let rise in warm place about 15 minutes.

Spread sauce over dough. Put mushroom on top of sauce and olives. Sprinkle with Cheese . Bake 20 -25 minutes until edge is crisp and golden brown and cheese melted.

* I used a 13 X 9 inch baking dish.
* I also used mozzerella and cheddar cheese
* It looks like alot but it was really easy to put together
* Serve with a side salad
* I should have taken a picture of it on a plate but I didn't. It still was good.

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