Philly Cheese Steak Pizza for the Super Bowl

We wanted to make something new while we watched the Super Bowl. Taking inspiration from a recipe that came through my email recently, I decided to make a Philly Cheese Steak Pizza on a whole wheat crust.

I started with a whole wheat pizza crust recipe from 100 Days of Real Food. I find her recipes are usually foolproof and why not work with a good thing? I made the crust early in the afternoon, including baking it. Then, when we were ready to eat, I just added the toppings and stuck it back in the oven to warm it up and to melt the cheese.

Then, I added the various toppings to give it the Philly Cheese Steak flair. We both really liked this pizza and will definitely make it again.

Philly Cheese Steak Pizza on Whole Wheat Crust

Crust ingredients

  • 1 cup warm water
  • 2 tsp yeast
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 cups whole wheat flour

Pizza Toppings

  • ½ of a red pepper
  • ½ of a yellow pepper
  • ½ of an orange pepper
  • 1 onion
  • 1 lb top sirloin steak
  • 4 Tbls Greek yogurt
  • 2 Tbls grainy mustard
  • 4 oz can of mushroom slices
  • 4 oz Swiss cheese
  • 4 oz roasted red pepper cheese

To make the crust, drop the yeast into 1-cup of warm water and let it sit for a few minutes. It should foam up a little bit. Stir the salt and olive oil into the yeast mixture. Pour the flour and yeast mixture into a mixer with a dough hook and turn on the machine. You should end up with a dough ball chasing itself around the mixer bowl. If the dough is too dry, add warm water a teaspoon at a time and if it is too wet add flour 1 teaspoon at a time.

Remove the ball from your mixed and knead into a smooth ball. Put the dough into a bowl covered with plastic wrap and put into refrigerator for at least an hour.

At this point, mix the Greek yogurt and mustard together and put into refrigerator to allow the flavors to mix.

Preheat the oven to 500 degrees F. Use a rolling pin to roll it out into the desired shape and put into a pan. Bake for 8 minutes until the crust just starts to set.

Slice the peppers and onions very thin and caramelize in a hot frying pan with a dash of olive oil. Broil the steak for about 5 minutes per side, until it is brown on the outside and just medium rare inside. You want it rare because the meat will cook more while the pizza is in the oven.

When ready to make the pizza, thinly spread the baked crust with the yogurt and mustard mixture. Slice the steak into very thin slices and put on the pizza. Then add the peppers and onions plus the mushroom slices. Finally, shred the cheese and put it on top of the pizza.

Again bake at 500 degrees F until the cheese is melted, about 6-8 minutes.