I previously posted a blog called Modern-day Farmers: Breaking the Stereotype and it got my wheels a turnin’. The post was about how today’s farmers have various hobbies and interests other than farming. I happen to be one of those farmers with other interests. In fact, when I am not farming, I enjoy cooking, getting my craft on, going to country concerts, and hanging out with my favorite people. I want to begin blogging about my other interests and hopefully reach a new and different audience. I hope to share recipes, new ideas as well as all things farm-related. With that being said, I have a super awesome recipe for steakhouse pizza the lazy girl version share with you!
Steakhouse Pizza: The lazy girl version
The original recipe, Steakhouse Pizza, can be found in the Pioneer Woman’s cookbook. In my opinion, her recipe is a bit time-consuming and is enough to feed an army, so I tweaked it to my liking. Here is what you need:
- Pizza crust
- Balsamic Vinegar
- Red onion
- Sliced mushrooms
- 8 oz. of tomato sauce
- Parmesan cheese
- Mozzarella cheese
- 12 oz. steak (give or take)
The Pioneer Woman makes her own pizza crust and grills up a giant steak just prior to assembling this pizza. Well, ain’t nobody got time for that. In the lazy girl version, we are buying pizza crust and using pre-cooked steak. Any pizza crust will do, as long as it is thick. When I make steakhouse pizza it is usually when we had steak a couple of nights prior and have leftovers. Buying pizza crust and having a steak that is ready to go makes this recipe a breeze. Okay, let’s get started!
Disclaimer: Sautéing the onion will make your house smell like a Mexican restaurant. Open a window.
Step 1: Mix a drink. You can’t cook without a drink.
Step 2: Slice the steak and onion into thin strips. Also, prepare your pan and crust at this time. Set your oven to 400 degrees or to whatever temperature your crust suggests.
Step 3: Add 2 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar, a tablespoon of olive oil, and the sliced onion to a large skillet. Sautee on Medium-High heat until tender.
Step 4: While your onions are sautéing, prepare the sauce. Mix the tomato sauce with 1-2 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar. I also like to mix in a bit of steak sauce or BBQ sauce.
Step 5: Your onions probably aren’t done yet, so take a sip of your drink or mix another if needed.
Step 6: Assemble the pizza beginning with the sauce. Put all of it or just some of it on, whatever you prefer. Next, put a layer of mozzarella on followed by the steak strips, mushrooms, and sautéed onions. After you have all the good stuff on, top it with a layer of parmesan cheese. Don’t be shy, I have never heard anyone say, “This has too much cheese”.
Stick her in the oven for about 15 minutes or until golden brown. After you take it out, top it with some steak sauce; it’s delish. Now, here is the tricky part…let it cool. I have yet to master this step, I always end up getting after it and burning my mouth.
There ya have it folks, Steakhouse Pizza. My first food blog, hot dang. Hope you enjoy it!