Monday, August 16, 2010

A Very Cheesy Pizza

A Very Cheesy Pizza

I got a request for recipes using Freeze-Dried foods so I made this pizza using FD ground beef but you can use sausage as well. If you use sausage, add fennel seeds.


1 frozen pizza crust (I eyeball my own with whole-wheat flour)
2 cups shredded Mozzarella cheese
2 cups Freeze-Dried ground beef
2 cups warm water
1 tbs butter
1 bottle 4 cheese Alfredo sauce
A pinch of nutmeg
½ bottle sun-dried tomato pesto
2 cups 3 cheese blend
Salt and pepper to taste
Fresh basil leaves for garnish

Preheat the oven at 500 F.

Hydrate the ground beef in the warm water for about 5-10 minutes.

Meanwhile, melt butter in a medium sauce pan. Add the Alfredo sauce, nutmeg, sun-dried tomato pesto and season with salt and pepper. Add the ground beef and let it simmer very slowly.

Cover a pizza pan with cornmeal to avoid sticking. Spread the pizza and sprinkle the mozzarella cheese. Add the meat sauce and top it with the 3-cheese blend.

Bake it for about 20 minutes or until golden brown.

Remove from the oven and garnish it with finely chopped basil.


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