When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie…………..

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I learned to make homemade Pizza Sauce from one of my favorite chef’s Michael Smith.. He is an amazing chef that shows people how cook simple and delicious meals in the comfort of your own home! Since I started making this sauce I have yet to buy canned sauce since. The great thing about this sauce is that it makes enough to make 2 or 3 pizzas. So for your convenience you can freeze it if you have alot left over.

  • 4 cloves of minced garlic
  • 1 large onion (white or red)
  • 1 jar of strained tomatos (I use La Regina San Marzano because they are the best, also they can be purchased in 8’s at Costco and can be used in many dishes)

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  • 3 tbsp of  dried oregano
  • 2 dashes of Worcestershire Sauce
  • Dash of dried Chili Flakes
  • 1 tbsp Kansas City Style BBQ Sauce (for a more traditional sauce, omit the bbq sauce)

First add your E.V.O.O. to the bottom of your pan turn on Med-High heat (6-7)

Add your Onions & Garlic, once they start to sautee, add a dash of water, this will soften the onions and prevent the garlic from burning, season with Salt & Pepper. Once your veggies are softened, add your chili flakes and oregano.

Excuse the steam "It's HOT in my kitchen" ;)

Excuse the steam “It’s HOT in my kitchen” 😉

Then add your jar of tomato sauce, (each bottle has basil in it you can leave the basil in or remove it, if you leave it in make sure you chop it up good in the pan).

Then add your Worcestershire sauce and your BBQ Sauce.  Let simmer until it is time to put your pizza together.

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Just for timing purposes it’s time to make the Sweet Potato Dollar Chips!

This is a healthier dish for you than your regular potato as it doesnt have as much starch so if you are watching what you are eating these are an awesome substitue.

Preheat your oven to 375 degrees

  • 1 larger long Sweet Potato cut into coin size pieces (1 potato feeds 3 people)

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In a large mixing bowl add your sweet potato. Then coat the dollars with:

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 or4 good dashes of garlic plus
  • Salt & Pepper

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When every thing is mixed, on a cooking sheet place your sweet potato on the pan. Like this! Then put in the oven for 15 minutes, turn over and bake for another 10 minutes or until both sides are browned!

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Now back to the pizza,

  • 4 small fast frying steaks, cut into small pieces
  • 1 small green pepper diced
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 1 cup of sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 2 cups of grated Skim Mozarella Cheese
  • 3-4 whole wheat pitas

In a small frying pan with some E.V.O.O. sautee your onions & green peppers, again when they start to cook at a shot of water. When cooked set aside on a plate.

Next fry your steak in the same pan, season with salt and pepper.

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While your steak is cooking place your pitas on a cookie sheet (only 3 per sheet will fit), add your tomato sauce. Then add your steak

In the frying pad add your sliced mushrooms, cook only long enough to add to your pizzas the green peppers & onions.

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Then add your mushrooms and last but not least the cheese.

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By the time every thing is sliced and diced, sauted and grated and the pizza are prepared, your sweet potato dollars should be ready to take out of then oven.. If you have to wait a few minutes thats ok!!

Put your pizzas in the oven on bake for about 7 minutes, leave the temp at 375. After the 7 minutes turn your oven to broil melting the cheese and adding that extra crisp your pita bread… Remove from the oven and serve!! I use a pizza cutter to cut them in fours….

This is a great meal that the whole family will love. It is also a meal that you can play with. It is okay to maybe change the steak to chicken or even pulled pork or add your own favorite toppings like hot peppers, olives, feta cheese or even green onion. It’s all about what you like. This is also a super healthy meal with lean cuts of meat, low starch, skim cheese and a thin whole wheat pizza crust.. Can’t get any better than that!

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I also make these pizzas for friends as apps and they are a big hit, they are alot of work.. but they are so good that it is worth it!

I hope you and your family enjoy this delicious meal..

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Is there anything you would like me to learn to cook and post on my blog please I am up for any of your ideas and suggestions. You can comment on here or email me at schoonerpixie@hotmail.com, your feedback is appreciated 🙂

Until then Enjoy & Happy Cooking

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