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Thick 'n' Chewy Pizza

 Thick 'n' Chewy Pizza
This crowd-pleasing pizza is topped with a zippy sauce and family favorite ingredients. A co-worker shared the recipe with me.
8-10 ServingsPrep: 1 hour + rising Bake: 15 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
  • 1/4 cup warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce, divided
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon hot pepper sauce, divided
  • 2-1/4 to 2-1/2 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 3/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1 can (4 ounces) mushroom stems and pieces, drained
  • 1/3 cup chopped pimiento-stuffed olives
  • 1/4 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded mozzarella cheese

Directions

  • In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add egg, 1/4 cup
  • tomato sauce, oil, sugar, salt, chili powder and 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon
  • hot pepper sauce; beat until smooth. Add 1 cup flour; beat for 1
  • minute. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough.
  • Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about

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Thick 'n' Chewy Pizza (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top.
  • Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
  • Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no
  • longer pink; drain. Remove from the heat; stir in onion, mushrooms,
  • olives, green pepper and remaining tomato sauce and hot pepper
  • sauce.
  • Punch dough down; turn once onto a lightly floured surface. Roll into
  • a 14-in. x 9-in. rectangle. Place in a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x
  • 1-in. baking pan. Brush with butter. Top with meat mixture; sprinkle
  • with cheese. Bake at 425° for 15 minutes or until crust is
  • lightly browned and cheese is melted. Yield: 8-10 slices.
Nutritional Facts: 1 slice equals 319 calories, 16 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 64 mg cholesterol, 612 mg sodium, 27 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 17 g protein.
Wine: Sweet Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a sweet red wine.