Recipe: Steak Pizza with Peppers and Onions

Steak Pizza with Peppers and Onions, Courtesy:
Steak Pizza with Peppers and Onions, Courtesy:

So, it’s time for dinner and you can’t decide between pizza or a cheese steak sandwich. You don’t have to choose – you can have them both with this Steak Pizza with Peppers and Onions.

All-purpose flour, for work surface
1 lb. pizza dough, (thawed if frozen, divided in half)
5 tsp. extra-virgin olive oil
10 oz. sirloin steak (1 inch thick)
Coarse salt and ground pepper
1 medium red onion, thinly sliced
2 bell peppers (not green), stemmed, seeded, and thinly sliced lengthwise
4 oz. Monterey Jack cheese, shredded (1 cup)
1/4 cup coarsely chopped fresh parsley leaves


  1. Preheat oven to 500 degrees, with racks in upper and lower thirds.

  2. On a lightly floured surface, roll out 1 dough half into a 14-inch oval.

  3. Transfer dough to a parchment-lined baking sheet and brush with 1 teaspoon oil. Repeat with remaining dough half.

  4. Bake until crusts are puffed and golden brown, about 14 minutes, piercing large air bubbles with a knife, if necessary, and rotating sheets halfway through.

  5. Meanwhile, pat steak dry and season with salt and pepper.

  6. In a large cast-iron or other heavy skillet, heat 1 teaspoon oil over medium-high until almost smoking.

  7. Cook steak until medium-rare, 6 to 8 minutes, flipping once.

  8. Transfer to a cutting board, tent with foil, and let rest 10 minutes.

  9. In skillet, heat 2 teaspoons oil over medium.

  10. Add onion and bell peppers and season with salt and pepper.

  11. Cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until beginning to soften, about 5 minutes.

  12. Uncover and cook until vegetables are crisp-tender and dark brown in spots, 8 minutes.

  13. Thinly slice steak against grain.

  14. Top crusts with steak, vegetables, and cheese.

  15. Bake pizzas just until cheese is melted, 3 minutes.

  16. Sprinkle with parsley before serving.

Food Mingle Blog Alternatives and Substitutions:

  • Some steak sauce on the side wouldn’t hurt my feelings.

Yield: 4 servings




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