Remember when I mentioned on the beef barbacoa post about using the leftovers as a pizza time. Well this is not that pizza. But it did give me the inspiration to use that beef on pizza. This recipe is extremely similar in flavors but a bit more involved. It probably wouldn't be the best option on a busy weeknight.
This pizza is full of Mexican flavors and heat. Packed full of peppers, corn and onions and made even more hearty with flank steak. I think it might be the steak topping but for me this is a man's man pizza. I am not a man though and I thought it was pretty dang good as well. So good in fact I wanted to make it again the next time it was pizza night.
So here is the recipe that combined both the Italian and Mexican I cannot get enough of lately. In my mind this was the perfect meal.
Carne Asada Pizza
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Keywords: bake pizza
Ingredients (1 pizza)
- 12 ounces refrigerated fresh pizza dough
- 2 small poblano peppers
- 8 ounces flank steak, trimmed
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon chipotle chile powder
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- Cooking spray
- 1 small red onion, cut into 1/2-inch-thick rings
- 1/2 cup lower-sodium marinara sauce
- 1 tablespoon adobo sauce from 1 can chipotle chiles in adobo sauce
- 1 tablespoon cornmeal
- 1 ounce part-skim mozzarella cheese, shredded (about 1/4 cup)
- 1 ounce cheddar cheese, shredded (about 1/4 cup)
- 1 ounce queso fresco, crumbled (about 1/4 cup)
- 1 cup chopped seeded tomato
- 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
- 2 tablespoons minced red onion
- 1/2 cup roasted corn
- Cilantro sprigs (optional)
Remove dough from refrigerator and bring to room temperature, about 30 minutes.
Preheat broiler to high.
Arrange poblanos on a foil-lined baking sheet. Broil 8 minutes or until charred on all sides, turning occasionally. Wrap peppers in foil; close tightly. Let stand 15 minutes. Peel and seed peppers; discard skin, membrane, and seeds. Cut into 1/4-inch-thick strips.
Sprinkle steak with cumin, chipotle powder, and salt. Heat a grill pan over high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add steak to pan; cook 4 minutes on each side or until well marked. Let stand 10 minutes. Thinly slice steak across the grain.
Add onion rings to pan; grill 4 minutes on each side or until well marked. Place in a bowl; cover with plastic wrap. Combine marinara and adobo sauce.
Turn oven down to 425 degrees F. Sprinkle cornmeal on pizza stone/ pan. Roll dough to fit pizza pan.
Spread sauce mixture over dough. Arrange poblanos, corn and onion slices over pizza; top with steak. Sprinkle with queso fresco. Return stone to oven; bake pizza 9 minutes or until crust is done.
Top with cilantro sprigs, if desired. Serve immediately.
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