by Derik Hill0
Flat Iron Pizza
Pizza is the one thing that got me into cooking, well baking first then onto cooking. It was always the search for the perfect crust or the perfect way to bake a pizza. Whaever the reason it drove me for a few years to get to the place where I finally felt like I could make a real good pie.
Toppings can vary so much too. Different cheeses, meats, sauces even. It can change the pizza in subtle ways but can give you so many different flavors, which I might add, there is no problem with trying all these different options either.
Of course the time would have to come when I get the opportunity to make a pizza with some delicious Omaha Steaks meats. Flat iron steaks make for a great pizza topping as they cook quickly and can be sliced thinly to top the pizza.
You can cook the steak your favorite way, whether that be grill or in a pan. I chose the pan and finished the steak in about 5 minutes total. It isn’t necessary to cook the steak all the way through. When you slice it and top the pizza before baking it will finish cooking so take care not to overcook the steak before.
Another trick to getting the best pizza possible at home is to turn your oven to the highest setting. For most that will be 500-550 degrees F. It seems quite high but it will give you the best chance to get a pizzeria style pizza at home. Plus, at 550 degrees your pizza will be done baking in about 7 minutes at most.
Slice and serve as soon as it comes out of the oven. Try topping the whole thing with fresh spinach and a drizzle of Omaha Steaks cabernet glaze for an even more robust flavor.
- Preheat oven to 500-550 degrees F, your oven’s highest setting
- Cook flat iron steak on high heat 2 minutes on each side, let cool for about five minutes then slice thinly, about ? – ¼ inch thick
- Begin liquefying the frozen Cabernet sauce on low heat.
- This will be drizzled on top of the pizza after it is done baking so be careful not to heat it too fast.
- Shape pizza dough into approximately 14 inches diameter then spread pizza sauce evenly around the entire pizza dough leaving about ½ inch around the perimeter.
- Top with sliced flat iron steak, mozzarella cheese then drizzle olive oil on top
- Bake for 6-7 minutes until the cheese has melted and the pizza dough has started to brown nicely. After taking the pizza out of the oven toss fresh spinach on top, sprinkle shredded Parmesan cheese, and drizzle the Cabernet sauce on top.
- Slice and enjoy