Easy Pizza Sauce
Ingredients for Sauce:
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/4 cup onion, grated
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 (28 ounce) can crushed tomatoes
1/4 teaspoon sugar
2 tablespoons fresh basil, chopped
1 tablespoon olive oil
I melted the butter and grated the onion (draining all the onion water off), a little garlic and all the other ingredients. I let it cook some and then I used an immersion blender to break up the diced tomatoes. Once it cooked down (about 20 minutes) it was ready to use!
Then I tackled the pizza dough. I have never ever opened a package of yeast before but I was determined yesterday.
Easy Pizza Dough
¾ Cup hot water (105F)
2 ½ Tablespoons (or one envelop) of Pizza dough yeast
1 teaspoon sugar
1 1/3 Cups bread flour
2/3 cup semolina flour
¾ teaspoon table salt
3 Tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon garlic powder (optional)
1 Tablespoon dried oregano (optional)
Cornmeal for sprinkling on pizza pan
I put the yeast, warm water, and sugar into a measuring cup and then I totally stared at it for 5 minutes.
Then I put the yeast and olive oil into the flour mixture and mixed using a wooden spoon. Then I really got nervous because I had to knead the dough she said. What the heck does the word “knead” really mean anyway?!?! So, I plopped it out there and went to town and you know what? It ended up looking just like hers!
I put a little olive oil into a bowl (I had also been preheating the oven to 175 F) and when it beeped that it was up to temp, I turned it off. I put the dough in the bowl and covered with a damp tea towel and put it in the oven for an hour. When it came out – Yay!
I put it on my pizza pan and started smushing it out to the side and it ended up like this:
We go light on the sauce so I only put about ¼ Cup on and spread it out:
I put 1 lb of browned and drained hamburger all around and sprinkled jalapeño peppers throughout:
Sprinkled 2 Cups of mozzerela cheese over that. Put it into a 425F preheated oven and cooked it for 20 minutes. When it was done – I pulled it out and it looked like this!
I ate 1 piece and Mr. Picky eater ate 3. Today, we had leftovers and it looked just as good as it did last night, don’t you think? P.S. – I froze the rest of the pizza sauce for 4 other pizza I will definitely be making!