Pizza, pizza! We love homemade pizza and one of my favorite things to do is take well-known food items and turn them into a new pizza creation. Today I am sharing my most recent creation, the Philly Cheese Steak Pizza.
Cheese steaks are like a religion here in the Philadelphia and southern New Jersey region. Cheese steaks were invented in Philadelphia, after all and have become as iconic to the area as the Liberty Bell. One thing Philadelphians will tell you is – everyone has their own interpretation of the cheese steak. Whether you are a fan of the whiz (cheese whiz) or prefer yours with provolone, cheese steaks are made to order all with that perfect Philadelphia flair.
For my Philly Cheese Steak Pizza I used store-bought pizza dough (my store sells fresh pizza dough balls in the deli area for $1 each), pizza sauce, fresh provolone (instead of mozzarella), thinly sliced beef sandwich steak, green peppers and red onions. The pizza tastes exactly like an amped up cheese steak sandwich.
- Fresh pizza dough ball
- 3/4 pizza sauce
- 1 1/2 pounds of thinly sliced sandwich steak meat
- 6-7 slices provolone cheese, sliced thin
- 1 green bell pepper, sliced thin
- 1/2 red onion, sliced thin
- pinch of salt
- dusting of dried oregano
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- Prepare large pizza pan (I like to spray mine with cooking spray and lightly dust with all-purpose flour)
- Stretch pizza dough onto large pizza pan and create a crust rim
- In a large frying pan, cook thinly sliced sandwich steak until browned (but not overcooked). Drain on paper towel and set aside.
- Coat pizza dough with sauce creating a thin layer of sauce evenly around the entire pizza(do not put too much or your pizza will be soggy).
- Top dough and sauce with sliced provolone.
- Place sandwich steak on top of provolone and top with peppers and red onion.
- Bake in oven for 20 minutes or until dough is crisp and cheese is melted and brown.
- Allow to cool slightly before cutting.
I can’t even express how delicious this Philly Cheese Steak Pizza is. It is the perfect combination for two of my most favorite foods. I think we have a new pizza favorite in this house!
This article was written by food blogger Linda Arceo for her food blog, Giggles, Gobbles and Gulps