June 10th, 2008

Steak . . . and Pizza. Ahhhhh

I’m serious when I say that pizza just rocks. And when I make mine, it HAS to have meat on it.
So, what genius came up the idea to PUT STEAK ON PIZZA? Whoever it is, I want to shake his hand.
And here is a really cool way to combine the amazing flavors of sirloin steak and scrumptious pizza.
1 pound cooked boneless beef top sirloin steak
1 tablespoon roasted garlic oil or olive oil
¼ cup sliced green onions
1 thin, prebaked (12-inch) pizza crust
3 tablespoons Thai peanut sauce
1 ½ cups reduced-fat or regular shredded pizza cheese blend (divided use)
½ cup shredded carrots
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro

Preheat oven to 425 F. Cut steak into 3-by- ½ -by- ¼ -inch pieces; set aside. In a large nonstick skillet, heat oil on medium-high until hot. Stir-fry onions 2 to 3 minutes or until soft. Add beef and stir-fry just until warm. Remove beef mixture from skillet with slotted spoon.

Place pizza crust on an ungreased large baking sheet. Spread with peanut sauce; sprinkle with 1/2 cup of cheese. Top with beef mixture; sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake 11 to 13 minutes or until cheese is melted. Sprinkle with carrots and cilantro. Cut into wedges and serve immediately. Makes 8 wedges.

PER WEDGE: Calories 273 (36% fat) Fat 11 g (4 g sat) Cholesterol 40 mg Sodium 388 mg Fiber 1 g Carbohydrates 17 g Protein 26 g

Get the whole story and more recipes like this one from DallasNews.com here.