Thursday, November 12, 2015

Deep Dish Pizza

Great with whatever toppings that you have on hand!  

Dough -1 pkg dry yeast; 1 cup lukewarm water; 1Tbs sugar;
1 tsp salt; 2 Tbs oil; 2 1/2 - 3 cups flour
Meat Sauce- 1 lb chopped Bacon
1 chopped onion;
1 heac garlic- chopped;
2- 6 oz can tomato paste;
1/2 cup green olives sliced
1 /2 cup canned artichoke hearts chopped
1 tsp oregano;
1 tsp salt;
1/8 tsp pepper
Cheese Filling- 1 lb Ricotta cheese;
1/4 lb Mozzarella cheese;
2 eggs - lightly beaten; 1/4 cup minced parsley; 1/8 tsp salt
Topping- 1/2 lb Mozzarella cheese - grated; 1/2 tsp oregano;

1 - Make dough. Dissolve yeast in water in bowl. Add sugar, salt, and oil. Mix well. Gradually add flour. To form stiff dough. Knead on a floured surface until smooth and elastic. Place in greased bowl, cover with a tea towel and let rise in a warm place until doubled in bulk.
2 - Meat Sauce- Brown meat in large skillet w/ onion and garlic. Add remaining ingredients; plus 1 cup beef broth simmer for 30 min.
3 - Cheese filling- combine all ingredients and mix well
4 - Roll out 1/2 of dough on floured surface into large rectangle. Place in greased 9 X 13 sheet cake pan, easing dough gently up sides. Spread with cheese filling. Rollout remaining dough, fit over cheese filling. Cover with meat sauce. Bake at 400F for 15 min. Sprinkle with Topping ingredients. Bake an additional 15 min. or until golden.

Recipe adapted from 
Colorado Cache cook book

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