Well, it’s been a while now, hasn’t it? In just a moment, I’ll introduce you to my new friend, Steakhouse Pizza, created by the one, and only Pioneer Woman.
Now, I really struggle with finding new recipes. Or maybe it isn’t necessarily an issue of finding new recipes, but more a concern of trusting new recipes. Granted, there are a few recipes that I can look at and feel confident that they will taste good. However, for the majority of recipes that I come across, I need to make the recipe and taste it myself in order to decide if it’s a good recipe, or a terrible one. To be honest, I want to know that it’s a good recipe before I make it…which is exactly why I practically live on http://thepioneerwoman.com/. I’ve made quite a few recipes from her cookbook & online blog and have yet to experience a meal that doesn’t appeal to my taste buds. Last night, her Steakhouse Pizza recipe was no exception to that rule.
I chose this recipe for two reasons: 1) It was a Monday. I like alliteration. Therefore, I believe in something called “Meat-filled Monday.” In my humble opinion, beef is the alpha-meat, so if it’s gonna be a meat-filled day, there better be beef in there somewhere. The shortened version of what I just said can be worded like this, If it is Monday, then I eat beef. Remember those “If-Then” statements back from your days of school? Oh yeah, you remember. Fun times. There can also be exceptions to “If-Then” statements which means that I don’t eat beef every.single.Monday. It’s a happy notion though. Anyway, moving along to reason numero dos. 2) I wanted a recipe that didn’t involve pasta. You see, I love pasta. I could eat pasta like I could eat Mexican food…that’s everyday. Although my sweet fiancé has Italian blood running through his veins and would probably not complain against pasta everyday, I like to try to a little variation in my meals. (I would eat Mexican food or pasta every day of my life if I could though.)
There you have it: 1. Meat-filled Monday. 2. No pasta. So when I stumbled across this Steakhouse Pizza recipe, I honestly didn’t think it sounded super delicious, but it involved beef, wasn’t pasta & came from the kitchen of The Pioneer Woman. How could I go wrong with this recipe?!
So, with some greatly appreciated help from Phil, my master grillin’, smokin’ hot fiancé, Steakhouse Pizza was made. I mixed up the sauce & caramelized the onions while he grilled up the steaks. I cheated by purchasing pre-made pizza dough, but sometimes you just gotta cheat a little, you know?
I need to apologize because I didn’t photo document this cooking sesh very well, but be sure to check out the real recipe here: http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/2011/09/steakhouse-pizza/ for more pictures and full details regarding ingredients and cooking instructions.
Both Phil & I were a bit skeptical of steak on a pizza, but our first bites into our slices of pizza hushed all voices of doubt in our minds. We happily ate our pizza, drank our wine & wreaked of caramelized onions once we finished our dinner. No complaints. Keep calm & cook on, ladies and gents.