Friday Night: Steakhouse Pizza

This pizza has been on my radar for a loooooong time. I saw this on the Pioneer Woman’s blog several months ago, and I wanted to devour it that very second. And given the fact that I’m not huge on red meat OR red onions, that was saying something.

I managed to hold off making this for a long time, but last week I saw an article about caramelizing onions, and suddenly this pizza didn’t seem like a decadent treat I should try to avoid – it was now an experiment to test the hypothesis of this article (that recipes lie about how long it takes to caramelize onions). So IN THE NAME OF SCIENCE, I made this pizza.

Guys. Make this pizza. We absolutely devoured it. And on the onion front, I tasted mine after the 10 minutes Pioneer Woman told me to cook them and found that they weren’t sweet and caramelized yet. They were, however, tasty and mostly lacking in that sharp onion flavor that I’m not wild about. Even so, I kept mine cooking over low heat for 20-25 minutes. They were delish.

STEAKHOUSE PIZZA (adapted from The Pioneer Woman)

Pizza crust (once again, I like this recipe)
1 whole skirt steak or flank steak
salt and pepper to taste
1 red onion, sliced thinly
2 tbsp butter
4 tbsp balsamic vinegar, divided
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1 1/2 cups pizza sauce
12 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese, thinly sliced
1 cup grated mozzarella cheese
shaved parmesan cheese
1/2 cup steak sauce, such as A1

1. Preheat oven to 475 degrees. Sautee red onion slices in butter and 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar over medium-low heat until dark and caramelized (at least 20 minutes). Remove from heat and set aside.
2. Combine pizza sauce with remaining 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar and Worcestershire sauce. Set aside.
3. Grill steak over high heat until medium rare. Remove from grill and set aside.
4. Roll pizza dough out and top with pizza sauce mixture (use as much as you like, no need to use it all). Lay caramelized onions all over sauce, then top onions with mozzarella cheese slices and shredded cheese. Bake pizza 12-15 minutes, or until crust is golden and cheese is bubbly.
5. While pizza is baking, slice steak into thin strips. Remove pizza from oven, then drape slices of steak all over top of pizza. Drizzle top of pizza with steak sauce, then top with parmesan cheese shavings. Serve immediately.

YOWZA! Another excellent Friday night pizza night.


2 thoughts on “Friday Night: Steakhouse Pizza

  1. Pingback: Happy New Year: The 12 Best Dishes of 2012! | windykitchen

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