An “Extra-Ordinary” Pizza
AN EXTRAORDINARY PIZZA
I used the dough recipe that I found on another site; one that is really worth visiting. I’ll post the link at the end of my recipe. When I saw this simple dough on the other site, I just HAD to try it! And, boy, am I glad I did!! It is so easy and absolutely delicious! So, now I had a recipe for the dough and I didn’t want to make just an ordinary pizza ~ so I came up with this recipe for an “extraordinary” one !! I really hope you will try this; it’s really good and not a lot of trouble to make. Believe me, you will impress your friends and family!
basic dough ( recipe to follow )
1 lb. ground beef
1 onion ( I only use Vidalia ), thinly sliced
1 can tomato sauce ( 15 oz. )
3 cloves garlic, sliced
1 ( 10 oz. ) box frozen spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
1 carrot, grated
1/2 cup mushrooms ( I used dried which I re-hydrated ), optional
salt and pepper to taste
a little nutmeg
2 cups flour, 2 tablespoons olive oil , 1 tablespoon yeast ( 1 packet ), 1 teaspoon sugar, pinch salt, about 1 cup warm water
Mix all ingredients together, except water. Add water, a little at a time, until dough forms. Cover and let rest about 1/2 hour.
In a large skillet, brown ground meat in a little olive oil while seasoning with salt and pepper. Remove meat and add a little more olive oil and saute garlic and mushrooms. Add spinach, a little salt and pepper and cook about 10 minutes. Add tomato sauce and simmer all together for about another 10 minutes.
Meanwhile, put dough in a pizza pan or cookie pan and bake in a 375 degree oven for about 10-15 minutes until lightly browned. Remove from oven, fill with the meat-spinach mixture and return to the oven for another 10 minutes or so until the crust is nicely browned. Remove from oven and sprinkle with a little grated cheese, if desired.
This one is a winner!!
Oops! Almost forgot the link that I promised: http://limeandlemon.wordpress.com