Steak, Roasted Red Pepper, and Feta Pizza with Balsamic Reduction


Steak, Roasted Red Pepper and Feta Pizza

Well, the Unofficial Start to summer has come and gone. That four-day weekend seemed to pass by in a flash. From now until Labor Day our little town will be bustling with tourists.  We tend to avoid the local beach and downtown area from now until after Labor Day.  They get so busy and there are few deals as most of these places make the bulk of their income in these three months. So, we will not be going out too much this summer to eat.

We love our pizza though. I am still working on my technique to make better pizza but each time I feel I am getting a bit closer to the best way to make it for us.  This is the one dish that restaurants still make better than I do! I took a piece of steak out of the freezer the other day and realized that there was no way it would feed more than maybe one of us. So, I needed to come up with a way to use the steak that would be part of the meal but not the main focus of the meal.

Steak, Roasted Red Pepper, and Feta Pizza (2)

Verdict:

There were only two slices of pizza left at the end of dinner. This was a very different pizza for my children but they both ate it and said it was good. I think they missed the traditional sauce more than anything.  But this had a ton of flavor and they loved the Balsamic Reduction over the top of the pizza.

You can change the cheese to goat cheese or herbed cheese as you wish to change the flavor.

***Tip: Use the best balsamic vinegar you can afford. Only Balsamic Vinegar that is made in Modena or the neighboring Reggio Emilia are the ones allowed to use the European Union’s Protected Area of Origin. These will be higher priced but a better quality.

Steak, Roasted Red Pepper, and Feta Pizza with Balsamic Reduction

  • Servings: 4-6
  • Time: 30 minutes
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients:

  • 8 oz. steak, cooked less than you want it done on your pizza (you will be baking the pizza so if you want medium steak – put the steak on almost raw, medium if you want well)
  • 1 – 1 1/2 cup of Roasted Red Peppers, drained and mashed or pureed to your liking
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon, olive oil
  • 6 oz. Mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 2 oz. basil, cut into strips
  • 4 oz. feta
  • 1/2 cup Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1 lb. pizza dough (either homemade or purchased)

Directions:

  1. Heat oven to 400 degrees. Spread pizza crust onto pizza stone. Poke holes in pizza crust with a fork and bake for 4-5 minutes until crust has started to form a crust on edges. Remove crust from oven.
  2. In a small sauce pan heat olive oil. Add garlic and allow to become fragrant for 1-2 minutes.
  3. Add garlic and olive oil to mashed roasted red peppers and stir. Add salt and black pepper to taste.
  4. Spread red pepper puree over the pizza.
  5. Sprinkle pizza with Mozzarella cheese. Then layer steak and feta on pizza.
  6. Bake pizza for 10-15 minutes until top is browning and bottom of pizza is golden.
  7. While pizza is cooking in a small sauce pan over medium high heat bring the Balsamic vinegar to a boil. Reduce heat to medium low once a boil has been achieved. Let the vinegar simmer while stirring occasionally. Allow vinegar to reduce by at least half. The longer it simmers the thicker it will be. Remove from heat once syrupy consistency is reached.
  8. Remove pizza from oven.
  9. Sprinkle pizza with fresh basil strips.
  10. Drizzle pizza with Balsamic reduction and serve.

 

 

 

 

 

21 Comments Add yours

  1. Oh my goodness yes !

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Lol! It was good!

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  2. Daniel C. says:

    Totally going to try something like this. The steak scares me though, might do chicken. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Ladycowpack says:

    Looks amazing!!! Can’t wait to give it a try

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      I hope you like it! We loved it! Next time I’m thinking of adding some caramelized onions to it.

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  4. Oooh yes, caramelized onions would be fantastic with this, but it looks great just as it is too!

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  5. auntiedoni says:

    WAHOO! Real fancy pizza … balsamic reduction … and very resourceful thinkin there Marci, to stretch a single serving of meat to feed 4+ … Question:have you taken a look at the homemade pizza at our house? 😉

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      I haven’t I need to. I want a better crust. It is the baking that is giving me problems.

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      1. auntiedoni says:

        Take a look at this : https://mykitcheninthemiddleofthedesert.wordpress.com/2013/01/28/pizza-dont-buy-it-dough/

        I also make what my husband calls Tomato Pie in a half sheet pan, great for a crowd! Let me know, I’d be happy to walk you through. In fact, we’re having homemade pizza to night, cheese only though.

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  6. finedinewithd says:

    This looks delicious and it looks like it feeds a big family! That works for me 🙂

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      It was hearty so one pizza fed 2 terns and 2 adults.

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  7. Katy says:

    This looks amazing!

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thanks!

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  8. Sounds like summer is almost in full swing and a busy town! This is excellent and so yummy

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you so much! Yes, it gets busy here. The beaches and the small town feel are a draw for people from Chicago. But, that makes it possible to have all we have during the rest of the year.

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  9. Reblogged this on Once Upon a Spice and commented:
    A Perfect Addition to Pizza Week! Compliments of Marci @”WhatsForDinnerMoms” aka KoolAidMoms Bellisima!!

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you so very much!!!

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      1. You’re so welcome! It’s beautiful!! It’s going on Facebook next, Marci! Such a beautiful recipe!!

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        1. koolaidmoms says:

          You are wonderful! Thank you so much for your support it means the world to me.

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          1. Aww! Bless your heart! You are more than welcome hon! This is stunning work! It’s now up on FB for all 5871 eyes to see 🙂

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