Friday, August 23, 2013

steakhouse pizza

I love the Pioneer Woman. There's hardly a meal she makes that I don't want to eat almost immediately. This one was in her last cook book and this is the first time I tried it. Ed liked it quite a bit, so it's a winner in that department. I did make it a little bit differently from her recipe but not too different.
Using butter only, saute some onions low and slow for quite a while until the look like...
...this. This is what you are looking for. This will be spread on the bottom of the pie. While the onions are cooking, this gives you the opportunity to cook the steak. Just salt and pepper are all you need on the steak.
Hello, flank steak! This is a a medium-ish steak that we'll let sit for several minutes before slicing.
Nice, thin slices on a pretty good bias for easier chewing.
The sauce for the pizza is simply tomato pizza sauce mixed with about 2 tablespoons of steak sauce. I used A1.
Stretch your dough and put a nice thin layer of sauce on top.
Now a small layer of cheese and all the onions are added.
This is then topped with the rest of the cheese and (gently) tossed into the oven. The pizza should be done in about 11 minutes. Give or take.
Here's what comes out about 11 minutes later! Immediately lay the steak slices on top.
Just like this! Drizzle the top with more of that A1 steak sauce and you are almost good to go. The only thing I then added was some fresh grated romano cheese and it was delish.
Steakhouse Pizza
The biggest of kudos to The Pioneer Woman.
1 lb pizza dough (either your favorite recipe or grocery purchased)
1 lb flank steak
16 oz. grated mozzarella cheese
2 Tablespoons A1 steak sauce, plus more for drizzling
1 cup pizza sauce
1 large onion, sliced
3 Tablespoons butter
Salt and pepper
Romano cheese, fresh shaved

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. In a large skillet over medium heat, melt butter. Add onion and caramelize , low and slow for 10-12 minutes until dark brown. Meanwhile, season flank steak with salt and pepper and grill over medium heat until medium rare, about 6 minutes per side. Let rest before slicing thinly on a bias. Set aside. Prepare pizza sauce by combining 4 tablespoons A1 steak sauce and pizza sauce. Stretch out pizza dough and top with pizza sauce. Add a thin layer of mozzarella cheese and top with caramelized onions. Continue topping pizza with additional cheese and place into preheated oven. Bake in oven for 12-15 minutes or until hot, bubby and crispy brown. Immediately top hot pizza with sliced flank steak and fresh shaved romano cheese and enjoy!