Hearty 4 Meat Pizza With Jalapenos
If you are craving something that will fill you up, and you love meat, this is the pizza recipe for you. Featuring sausage, pepperoni, beef, and Canadian bacon, it is a great treat for watching the game, family gatherings, or just about any other special occasion. Just make sure you have a big appetite ready for this meal – it is not for the faint of heart.
The recipe below is for making this meat pizza from scratch, and includes directions for the crust. However, people short on time can choose to substitute their favorite crust recipe or a premade commercial crust instead. Just pick up the directions after the crust has been made. Do not skip pre-browning, however. It makes a big difference in the texture of the final product.
Don’t be put off by the long list of ingredients, because you will notice a number of them are just herbs and adding a pinch of this and a pinch of that is very quick. Also, if you are using a readymade crust you can ignore the first part of the ingredients list. This is a rich and meaty pizza, so if your belly is rumbling with hunger and a light, thin and crispy pizza just is not going to cut it, this is the recipe to choose.
Armed with all the ingredients and enough time to put this one together and bake it, you can be sure of a wonderful reward for your efforts, and the whole family will heartily agree when they take their first bite. This pizza is also nice served the following day if you have some left over, perhaps as part of your box lunch.
- 2 ¾ to 3 ¼ cups all purpose or bread flour
- 1 package active dry yeast (not instant)
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 cup warm water (~ 120 degrees F)
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- ¼ pound ground beef
- ¼ pound Italian or pork sausage
- 1 cup onion, chopped
- 3 oz pepperoni, sliced
- 1 cup Canadian bacon, chopped
- 1 cup sweet green pepper, chopped
- 2 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded
- ¼ cup parmesan or Romano cheese, grated
- sliced jalapeno peppers to taste
- ¾ cup onion, chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- 1 14 ounce can of tomatoes, chopped
- 1 8 ounce can of tomato sauce
- 1 bay leaf
- 1 tablespoon fresh basil
- 1 tablespoon fresh oregano
- 1 teaspoon fennel seed, crushed
- ½ teaspoon white sugar
- ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
- Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large, heavy pan over medium heat. Add ¾ cup chopped onion and garlic, cook until onions become translucent. Stir in tomatoes and sauce, herbs, sugar and pepper. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer thirty to forty minutes. When finished, discard bay leaf.
- In a large bowl, combine yeast, salt and 1 ¼ cups of flour. Add two tablespoons oil and warm water, then beat, scraping bowl continuously, until smooth. Use a large wooden spoon to stir in as much remaining flour as possible, until a dough is formed. Turn onto lightly floured surface and knead in remaining flour to produce a medium stiff, elastic dough with a smooth texture. Divide in half and allow to rest ten minutes.
- Grease two eleven to thirteen inch baking sheets or pizza pans.
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
- Roll each half of the dough into a circle twelve to fourteen inches across on a lightly floured surface. Transfer to pans and build edges up to create edge crust. Prick with a fork and do not allow to rise. Bake for ten to twelve minutes, or until surface is lightly browned. Remove from oven and set aside.
- Heat a large skillet over medium high heat and brown one cup chopped onion with ground beef and sausage until onion is tender and meat is cooked through. Drain fat. Spread pizza sauce over crusts and sprinkle with beef and sausage. Top with pepperoni, pepper, and Canadian bacon, then sprinkle with cheeses. Add jalapeno peppers on top. Bake ten to twelve additional minutes, until cheese is melted and sauce bubbles.
This is the perfect recipe if nothing but a thick and hearty pizza will do. Teaming 3 kinds of meat, 2 kinds of cheese, vegetables, herbs and more, nobody is going to be left hungry after enjoying this terrific meal. The photo shows what you can expect from this recipe, and you can see how the color of the green peppers add visual appeal. This recipe makes enough pizza for a crowd but even if there are not so many of you, you will be surprised just how quickly this disappears.
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