Friday, June 11, 2010

Friday Night Pizza: Meat-a-tarian Pizza

My husband doesn't like vegetables.  In fact, he says he's a "meat-a-tarian".

His definition of meat-a-tarian = everything he eats, has already eaten vegetables, so he has in fact, eaten vegetables.

I know, he's crazy, that's one of the many reasons I love him.  We haven't had a traditional pizza in a while, so I thought I'd make one similar to our favorite "meat lovers" pizza at Nicolo's Chicago Style Pizza in Duluth. 

Meat-a-tarian Pizza
1/2 to 1 cup spaghetti sauce
8-10 large pepperoni slices
4 or 5 deli ham slices
1 cup browned ground beef
1 cup browned Italian sausage
4 or 5 pre-cooked bacon slices, chopped
1-1/2 to 2 cups shredded Mozzarella cheese

Prepare pizza according to directions.  Spread sauce to within 1" of edge of dough.  Layer ham slices and pepperoni slices over sauce.  Sprinkle ground beef, sausage and chopped bacon evenly over the previous layers.  Top with cheese and bake per dough directions. 

Oh my word y'all!  This one will make you slap your momma it's so good!  I ate 2 pieces, the kids shared a slice and my hubby?  Yeah, he ate the rest!  He said it was the best pizza he's had in a long time.  Definitely a keeper.  This one will make any "Meat Eater" happy!

By the way, the mozzarella cheese, ground beef, Italian turkey sausage, bacon and ham slices were in the freezer waiting for me.  And I picked up some of the deli pepperoni at Publix last week.  I didn't bother thawing out the meats from the freezer since the oven is set on 500 degrees and the pizza bakes for 10-12 minutes. 

Have a great Pizza Night and enjoy your weekend!


Vicki said...

I will definitely be making this one. My husband will be happy!

Anonymous said...

Hi, I am new to your blog and love it. I was just wondering how you get your pizza crust so fabulous looking. I got the recipe part down but mine never comes out of the own crispy and nice like yours looks! I have tried putting olive oil on it and baking the crust first before adding toppings..doesn't help! Thanks :)


Candi said...

Hi Alison, I oil the pan and then roll the dough in the oil. Using oily hands, spread and push the dough onto the pan, leaving a little edge or lip for the crust. I don't pre-bake the crust. When it comes out of the oven, I brush the crust with garlic butter and it's divine! hope that helps and thanks for following my blog :)


Allie Z said...

tasty! i just jumped on to get a pizza idea and knew you'd have a few good ones. i'm glad to hear that the meat did just fine, going on frozen. yay!!


Anonymous said...

Thank you so much. I will try it again this weekend!


Susie said...

My husband seconds that emotion!!


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