Wednesday, November 21, 2012

It's Pizza Night!

I am still in the midst of Thanksgiving preparation but decided to stop and take a break and make tonight's dinner.  I wanted it to be something fairly quick too.  I decided to make pizza using my Almond-Flax-Parmesan Herb Pizza Crust.  For whatever reason, I was also in the mood for spicy sausage on it -- which is really weird because I usually don't care for meat on my pizza (never really have).  Since I didn't have any bulk type sausage in the house, but did have a pound of ground beef in the fridge, I decided to make my own "mock spicy beef sausage" with it.  I have to tell turned out awesome.  I browned the meat very well and crumbled it into small pieces as it cooked.  I added sea salt, lots of freshly ground black pepper, several good shakes of cayenne pepper, dry rubbed sage, garlic powder and a few pinches of red pepper flakes as well.  I just kept tasting it for seasoning and making adjustments as I went.

Thankfully, hubby likes my Almond-Flax-Parmesan Herb Pizza Crust, so I made a large rectangular pizza for us to share with "his & hers" topping halves.  After the crust was done baking, I spread it with the sauce and shredded cheese and covered the entire pizza with the "spicy beef sausage" for both of us and then added his favorite turkey pepperoni, Kalamata olives and artichoke hearts to his side and the sauteed onion, red bell pepper and sliced mushrooms to mine.  It turned out really good and I will definitely make the spicy ground beef sausage again to put on pizza!  I always have to keep a swath between our pizza halves (sort of a buffer or safety zone) because if one of my mushrooms or onions touches his side, he acts like it's been contaminated by the bubonic plague...LOL.  So, just in case anything moves as it cooks, I try to always keep a safe distance from his side. dinner break is over it is back to the kitchen for me!  I snapped a photo for you to see but couldn't get it to upload to my blog tonight for some reason.  You can check out the pic on my Facebook page if you are interested, but I've posted a link to the crust recipe here: Almond-Flax-Parmesan Herb Pizza Crust Recipe.  Enjoy!

Link to picture of the pizza on my Facebook page

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