I’m sure we all have those days where you just really need to clean out the fridge or the cabinets. But you also really don’t want to waste the food. Our solution? Throw it onto a pizza. Gone are the days of cheese and pepperoni pizza. Now’s it’s all about the fancy, “my pizza is better and has more toppings than your pizza” pizza.
This happened to me the other day – my husband and I had a some leftover steak and buffalo chicken wings. The steak was just “ok”, not super flavorful. It needed some life. And there weren’t enough wings for us to share. So? Make the dough from our previous pizza recipe, top with leftovers, and you have an amazingly filling, delicious, “best damn pizza you’ve ever had” pizza.
*Ingredients measured for 1/2 of a pizza.
- 1 leftover steak, sliced
- 1/2 of an onion, chopped
- 2 tbsp salted butter
- 2 cups shredded Gruyere cheese
- 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
- 1/4 cup arugula (for garnish)
*If you have leftover buffalo wings, you can use it for the other side of the pizza. Pull the meat from the bones, shredding it as you go along. Spread on half of the pizza dough.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Make the dough according to this recipe. While the dough is rising, melt the butter in a saucepan and caramelize the chopped onions. On a cooking sheet, roll the dough to all four corners. On one half (if you’re doing halvsies), layer the steak slices and caramelized onion. Top with the Gruyere and drizzle with the balsamic vinegar. Cook the pizza for roughly 20 minutes, until the crust is golden. A few minutes before the pizza is done, toss on the arugula.
Happy Eating, XO.