I am FULLY aware of how weird, and not so appetizing, the pictures of this pizza look. However, never judge a book by it’s cover, right?
Pizza is my fav. I love the creativity of it. You can seriously dump just about anything on top of pizza dough and it is going to turn out delicious. So far in my blogging journey, I’ve blogged about several yummy concoctions. Theres the Sloppy Joe bbq pizza, Thai pizza, BBQ pineapple pizza, a pizza using Flat Outs, Breakfast pizza, Mexican tortilla pizza, Ratatouille pizza, BBQ chicken pizza, and a Thin crust pizza.
But I’m afraid I’m going to knock your socks off with this one. Tonight, I made a Steak and Potatoes Pizza. I had thin cut eye of round in the freezer which I typically use for stir fry since they take almost no time to cook. After thawing them out and realizing I was craving a much more comforting and heartier meal, my brain automatically went to pizza, which it obviously does often.
A few minutes later…viola! Mashed potatoes, homemade gravy, marinated steak, and Parmesan cheese all came together to top a perfectly golden brown pizza crust. Comfort heaven.
The key to this pizza not taking you all night to make is timing. The recipe might sound a little confusing because so many things are going on at once but I’ll try to break it down for you here first. While your oven is preheating and your pot of water is coming to a boil, marinate the meat. While the crust is baking and the potatoes are boiling, cook the meat and make the gravy. Once the crust is done, mash the potatoes and you will be ready to load it all up in no time!
Steak and Potatoes Pizza
Time: 30 minutes
4 slices thinly cut eye of round
4 small Idaho potatoes, washed but not peeled
1 tbsp. oil
1 tbsp. flour
1/2 – 1 c. gravy
1/4 c. milk
1/3 c. sour cream
1/8 tsp. minced garlic
1/8 tsp. pepper
1/4 c Parmesan cheese, shredded
2 tbsp. Dale’s low sodium marinade
1 tbsp. Worcestershire
1 tbsp. orange juice
1/2 tbsp. honey
1/2 tbsp. spicy mustard
1/2 tsp. minced garlic
1/8 tsp. pepper
1/4 tsp. dried chopped onions
2 tbsp. water
Preheat oven to 425°. Slice meat into bite sized pieces. Mix marinade ingredients in a medium sized bowl. Add meat and allow meat to soak for 15 minutes.
Bring a medium sized pot of water to a boil. Chop potatoes into small, equally sized pieces. Once water has boiled, add potatoes and boil until a fork can pierce through the potatoes easily. Stretch pizza dough out onto a non-stick baking sheet. Bake for 10 minutes. Remove meat from marinade and transfer to a skillet over medium heat. Cook meat until it reaches desired doneness, about 3-5 minutes. Remove meat from skillet and reserve the liquid left in the pan. To the heated pan, add 1 tbsp. oil and 1 tbsp. flour. Whisk together to make a roux. The flour and oil will make a clumpy glob.
When this happens, add the reserved liquid back to the pan and whisk constantly. Add water (approx. 1/2-1 cup) to thin out the gravy and continue to whisk until gravy reaches a dark brown color and is as thick or as thin as you like.
Drain potatoes once they are done and add milk, sour cream, garlic, and pepper. Mash potatoes. Top the cooked pizza crust with mashed potatoes, gravy, and steak, and top with a little Parmesan cheese.
Return pizza to oven and cook for an additional 5 minutes. Yum!
– The steak marinade is delicious on all types of steaks.
– Next time, I might put the gravy on first, instead of the potatoes.