Chicago Style Italian Sausage And Pepper Deep Dish
2 Tablespoon Olive oil
4 Cup Thinly sliced yellow onions
Freshly ground black pepper
4 Cup Thinly sliced green bell peppers
1 Pound Italian sausage links; cut into 1/2−inch pieces
1 Recipe Basic Pizza Dough
12 Ounce Grated mozzarella cheese
2 Cup Tomato sauce
2 Tablespoon Dried oregano
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
In a large saute pan, over medium heat, add the oil. When the oil is hot,
add the onions. Season with salt and pepper. Saute for 2 minutes. Add the
peppers. Season with salt and pepper. Continue to saute for 3 minutes.
Remove from the heat and set aside.
In a large saute pan, over medium heat, add the sausage and render for 4 to
6 minutes. Remove and drain on paper towels. Divide the dough in half and
roll into a 14−inch circle, about 1/2−inch thick. Press the dough into 2
greased 12−inch deep−dish pizza pans. Sprinkle each pizza with 6 ounces of
the grated cheese. Spoon 1/2 of the onion and pepper mixture over each
pizza. Sprinkle 1/2 of the sausage over the onion mixture on each pizza.
Spread 1 cup of the tomato sauce over the top of each pizza. Sprinkle each
pizza with 1 tablespoon of oregano. Bake the pizzas for 25 to 30 minutes or
until golden brown.
Remove the pizza from the oven and cut into individual servings.
Yield: 2 (12−inch) pizzas