I arrived home late tonight after being away all weekend, so no meal plan yet! I know that I'm behind with many of my posts, so while the meal plan comes together, I thought that I'd share this delicious cheesesteak pizza that I made a few weeks ago.
It's been a while since I've tried a non-traditional pizza in my kitchen. I've been thinking of merging two of my husband's favorites: cheesesteak and pizza for some time now. This short-cut recipe is what I came up with.
I say "short cut" because I used a pre-made pizza crust and pre-sliced steak.
I began by frying up the steak slices in a skillet until cooked through and slightly browned.
Remove the steak slices from the skillet and drain on paper towels.
Then add onions and peppers to the already hot skillet and cook until tender. Sprinkle with a little salt and pepper, to taste.
I love mushrooms, so I threw in some of those too. Stir fry for a few more minutes, until the mushrooms are tender. Remove the veggie mixture from the skillet.
With the pizza toppings ready, start making the creamy cheese sauce. Keep the skillet hot and toss in a couple of tablespoons of butter.
Add a 2-3 cloves of garlic to the butter. Stir around the heated skillet until fragrant.
Then stir in a couple tablespoons of flour, until combined with the butter and garlic.
Now stir in some milk or half and half. Cook and stir over medium heat until slightly thickened.
Now stir in 1/2 cup of shredded provolone, mozzarella, or an Italian cheese blend.
Pre-bake a pizza crust.
Then, spread on the sauce.
Top with the chopped steak.
And the veggies.
Finish it off with another layer of cheese.
Put it into the oven to bake for 10-12 minutes until heated through and the cheese is melted.
Slice it up....
Now, for a moment of truth: I made this recipe a few weeks ago and I failed to write exact amounts or instructions as I was making it. The following is the recipe for Cheesesteak Pizza as I can best remember it. At least I had the pictures to remind me, so I think it's pretty close. : )
3-5 steak slices, such as Steak Ums
1 onion, thinly sliced
1/2 green pepper, thinly sliced
1 cup fresh mushrooms, sliced
2 tablespoons butter
2-3 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons flour
1 cup milk or half and half
2-1/2 cups shredded cheese such as provolone, mozzarella, or Italian blend
salt and pepper, to taste
Heat a tablespoon of olive oil in a skillet. Cook steak slices according to package directions. Remove from skillet, drain on paper towels. Add onions and peppers to the skillet. Saute until tender-crisp. Stir in sliced mushrooms. Cook 2-3 minutes longer. Remove to a plate or bowl.
For Sauce: Add butter to skillet. Heat until melted. Add garlic. Cook for 30 seconds-1 minute. Stir in flour. Whisk in milk. Cook until slightly thickened. Stir in cheese until melted.
For crust: Oil baking sheet or stone. Press dough to fit. Pre-bake according to package directions.
Assemble pizza. Spread sauce over crust. Top with steak, onion, pepper, and mushrooms. Sprinkle cheese over the top and bake until cheese is melted.