Thursday, March 22, 2012

Balsamic Steak, Roasted Red Pepper, & Goat Cheese Pizza

Happy pizza Friday!  When we have leftover meat, my favorite way to use it up is on a pizza.  Chicken. pulled pork, and most recently, steak!  There was a good bit of steak leftover from the Mexican-Style Steak Sandwiches, so one night I chopped it up and made bbq sandwiches, and one night I made this pizza.  And this pizza - oh my goodness - it's one of the best things I've made in quite some time.

I started by making a roasted red pepper sauce - simply pureed some roasted peppers in the food processor with a little garlic and basil.  I topped that with a little mozzarella, the chopped steak, and then some crumbled goat cheese.  After it was cooked, I drizzled the whole thing with balsamic glaze, and it just put the whole pizza over the top.  Balsamic glaze on pizza is, quite simply, life-changing.  I first tried it on a whim last time I made white pizza, and I thought it would go really well with the steak and goat cheese this time.  It's just a little sweet, a little sour, and a lot delicious.  So so good.  To be honest, I'm going to have a hard time eating pizza without it moving forward.

If you don't just happen to have any leftover steak in your fridge, then just cook it to your liking and slice it thinly.  I also think chicken would work well here, or make it vegetarian and leave the meat off altogether.  

Balsamic Steak, Roasted Red Pepper, and Goat Cheese Pizza
Pink Parsley Original
  • pizza dough
  • olive oil
  • 1/2 cup roasted red peppers, patted dry and coarsely chopped
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2-3 basil leaves torn
  • 3/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced steak
  • 1/2 cup crumbled goat cheese
  • 1/2 cup Balsamic vinegar
Preheat the oven and the pizza stone to 500 degrees, for at least 30 minutes.  Lightly sprinkle a large square of parchment paper with cornmeal, and stretch the pizza dough over it into a 12 inch circle.  Brush the outer ring with olive oil.

In the food processor, puree the roasted red peppers, garlic, and basil.  Season to taste with salt and pepper.  

Spread the roasted red pepper puree over the pizza dough, and sprinkle with mozzarella.  Scatter the steak over the cheese, and then top with the goat cheese crumbles.  

Use the parchment to transfer the pizza to the pizza stone and cook for about 10 minutes, or until the crust is browned and the cheese is bubbly. 

Meanwhile, bring the balsamic vinegar to a boil in a small saucepan.  Boil until it's thick and syrupy and reduced to a few tablespoons.

Allow the pizza to cool about 10 minutes, then drizzle with the vinegar (a little goes a long way and you don't have to use all of it).  Slice and serve.


Julie @ Table for Two said...

this looks so delicious! i love the flavor combinations and the roasted red pepper sauce has got to be one of my favorites!

Laura said...

This looks amazing! We often have steak strips left over when we make fajitas. I'll plan for that soon!

Shawnda said...

That flavor combo makes one of my favorite sandwiches ever. And you know I love that it's in pizza form :)

Sweet,Spicy,and Sassy said...

Very nice!! Next time I have leftover steak, I will try this one out!!

Joanne said...

I'm kind of obsessed with the goat cheese/balsamic combo...can't get enough! This sounds like one awesome pizza!

elly said...

I've actually made a pizza really similar to this many times, because steak/goat cheese/roasted red peppers/greens/balsamic vinaigrette is pretty much my favorite kind of salad. :) You've definitely got me craving it and it's been a while since we've had steak so I need to put either the salad or this pizza on the list soon. :)

Enily said...

Yum! This looks delicious!

Kelsey said...

Josie, why do you do this to me? Just two minutes ago, I was perfectly happy and now I realize there is a gaping hole in my life that is the exact size and shape of this pizza. Once again, you've created something so perfect Michael and I must have it!

Unknown said...

If there was an award for sexiest pizza, this would definitely have my vote! i love all the flavours tossed into this one! Great recipe!

test it comm said...

Great flavour combo for a pizza!

Bryan and YiRan said...

Balsamic steak... yum!

cookies and cups said...

Oh yum! I am totally pinning this :)

Elizabeth said...

I bet the balsamic makes this wonderful!

Unknown said...

This sounds divine! Going to give this a try next pizza night.

Jill (JBean Cuisine) said...

This was DELICIOUS. Thanks for the great idea for leftover steak night!

Unknown said...

Did you use already cooked steak or did you let it cook in the oven??

Josie said...

Alyse, I used steak that's already cooked.

Hammad Aamir said...

Alyse, I used steak that's already cooked.

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