Who’s ready for Mitten Movie Night? I know I am, it’s been a long week. So let’s kick it off on a positive note and I’ll say a 4 letter word that makes probably 95% of people just feel better: P-I-Z-Z-A. Pepper Steak Pizza to be exact. Tonight we’re watching Mike & Dave Need Wedding Dates. I love Adam Devine. Then enjoying some Stone Brewing Ruination Double IPA 2.0. Lots of hoppy goodness!
Whenever I think of pizza I think of the movie Can’t Buy Me Love. Patrick Dempsey on the first day as the ‘popular kid’ spent the day probably not as he had imagined. When he finally gets out of school he and the girl of his dreams go to a pizza joint. Pizza arrives and he picks it up, looks at it and exclaims that it’s hot but it looks good and he is so hungry. About to take that first bite someone comes from behind and takes his piece and then the whole pan. I guess the point of this is this poor guy had a terrible day and all he wanted was to take some comfort in a piece of pizza. My thoughts are that pizza is ‘comforting’ food rather than ‘comfort’ food. Had a long hard week? Order a pizza and watch a movie~relax. Have a great day with big accomplishments? Stay home and make a pizza together and celebrate. Haven’t seen your friends in awhile? Meet at a great pizza place (I highly recommend Silver Beach Pizza in Saint Joseph, MI) and catch up. Ok, enough already with the pizza nostalgia! Let’s actually make it!
The crust for this is so easy and you do not need to let it rise. Add water, yeast and honey to a bowl. Set aside and let bubbles form on the top-usually takes around 10 minutes. This means the yeast is working. Stir in four and salt to combine into a ball. Place ball on a well floured surface then roll with rolling pin to desired size. I did not let this rise since I wanted a thinner style crust. Place on pizza pan.
On the steak I used a trick that my brother taught me. Take about 2 Tbs of softened butter and 2-3 cloves of minced garlic and smash it together. Slather over both sides of the steak then let it sit for about 20 minutes. While it’s sitting heat an oven proof pan in the oven at 400 degrees. Cut the steak into strips then remove the pan from the oven. The pan will be so hot that it will start browning the steak even though the stove top heat is not on. Brown on all sides then put back into over for about 5 minutes to get done cooking. So good! One of the best cooking tips I’ve ever gotten.
Now all that needs to be done is put all the sauce ingredients into a sauce pan and bring to a boil and let thicken. Usually within 3-5 minutes it will be ready. Sautee peppers and onion in 1/2 tsp butter. Assemble pizza: Sauce, steak (make sure the liquid has been drained if there is any to avoid soggy crust), peppers & onions, cheese and chopped tomatoes.
Place in a preheated 375 degree oven for 20-22 minutes. Cut it up into 8 pieces. Like my Pizza Cutter? I was honored when Checkered Chef asked if I would give this and their Pizza Peel a test drive. I loved them! Check them out at CheckeredChef.com to get your own. And here you are…..
From our home in the Bottom Left of the Mitten to yours ~ Enjoy!
Thin Crust adapted from How Sweet It Is
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