Sunday, August 2, 2009

Homemade Pizza

When I think of homemade pizza I think of the pizza I grew up eating in the 60's & 70's. My mother would buy the packages of pizza crust mix, mix it up, pat it out, put on the toppings, bake and eat! These days of course we eat pizza out more often then in. But I still get a craving for the pizza of my youth. Made to order and always good. It is actually a trip down memory lane!
Time was at a premium today but I still wanted to make a hot lunch. I had everything I needed to make homemade pizza without going to the store. BONUS! So being a multi-tasker I started cooking my hamburger while paying bills with the hubby. I cooked up two pounds of beef with onions. Two pounds is way more then I needed but my intent was to get more then one meal from the meat. I planned to have loose meat sandwiches one day for lunch and then whatever was left after making the pizza went into a container that would be frozen for a future meal. (I do this regularly so that I can put together a quick lunch as needed.) Once the bills were paid, the beef was cooked and it was time to start putting it together. I'm going to list what I used for the pizza today but I'm sure your pizza will be different as mine is everytime I make one!
Homemade Pizza
2 pkgs of pizza crust mix
1/2 to 1 pound of beef, cooked with onion
1 can of pizza sauce (I use Contadina)
1 small can of sliced mushrooms
1/2 of small onion (the remainder from what went into the beef)
2 cups of shredded mozarella cheese
Preheat your oven to 450 degrees. Make your crust per instructions on the package. I patted it into a large cookie sheet with sides. Spread the pizza sauce over the crust. Then in whatever order you prefer, sprinkle the beef, onions and mushrooms on the pizza. Sprinkle cheese all over. Bake for 15 - 17 minutes. But keep an eye on it so the cheese doesn't start to get brown. Slice and enjoy!


Becca said...

I always love your homemade pizza!! Growing up it was always a treat for us too!

LittleRachet said...

Ditto - still a fav and very nostalgic!