Are you in the food for something filling and delicious? The Cheesy Meat Lovers Pizza from the Health and Happiness Cookbook has got your back! Kimberley Copithorne from Prairie Winds Life food and lifestyle blog is bringing you the protein and the pizza.
Kick back and enjoy your Meat Lover’s Pizza
2-3 cups of flour
2 tablespoons of sugar
2¼ teaspoons of self-rising yeast
½ teaspoon of sea salt
1 cup of hot water
2 tablespoons of vegetable oil
Olive oil for brushing
1 cup of real bacon bits
1 package of thinly sliced pepperoni meat
1 package of round-sliced ham
1 package of round-sliced salami
3 cups of shredded pizza mozzarella
1 large can of pizza sauce
In your stand mixer, combine 1 cup of the flour along with the sugar, yeast, and salt. Incorporate them well.
On a low speed, slowly add the hot water and oil to the flour mixture. Beat the mixture for 3 minutes at a medium-low speed, slowly adding 1½ cups of flour. Add more flour if needed. Once the dough pulls away from the edges, knead it on a lower speed until it is smooth and elastic.
Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and a tea towel and set it aside in a warm place for 30 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 450 F.
Grease two pizza pans with olive oil. Once the dough is done rising, cut it into two pieces. Roll out each dough piece with a rolling pin onto a lightly floured surface until the dough is ¼ inch thick and is in a circular shape. Transfer the dough to the pizza pan and randomly prick it with a fork. Let the dough sit for 10 minutes.
Brush each crust with olive oil and bake the plain crust for 4 minutes. Take the crusts out of the oven and spread the sauce on top. Add half of the cheese along with the meat and then the rest of the cheese to the pizzas. Place the pizzas back into the oven and bake them for another 5-8 minutes or until the cheese is slightly darker and bubbly and the crust is golden brown. Remove the pizzas from the oven and brush their edges with olive oil.
Let them rest for a few minutes and then nom that pizza!
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